Getting your home building plan approved in Karnataka has now become simpler and single-window and has gone completely online. Dedicated web portals have now been launched to enable you to execute otherwise cumbersome activities such as having plans sanctioned and obtaining approvals to convert land usage.
HD Kumaraswamy, Chief Minister of Karnataka, during the unveiling of the new websites stated that the entire online process would potentially ensure a greater degree of transparency while bringing an end to the middlemen menace resulting in reduction of corruption. Here, it is worth remembering that with the above online facility, Karnataka is the only Indian state to resort to the eMechanism.
To get your building plan approved, you would need your documents to be in order and upload these on the custom portals; the maximum window for the approval process is 14 days. You could also pay the requisite fees online for the process hence eliminating the need to having to physically negotiate at every step.
The process of online records is also expected to contribute to the “ease of doing business” index of Karnataka as the process of having the land usage converted has also gone online now. With this, there are now 14 departments under a single ambit where you could submit your online applications; status of these applications would be conveyed through text messaging. The websites number as many as 118.
“We have simplified the process of getting building plan sanction and land use change. It will bring greater transparency and end corruption and save people's time and money,” stated Chief Minister Kumaraswamy during the website launch event in Bangalore.