Govt. to bring amendment in TCP Act during Assembly Session: Himachal Minister


Dharamshala, August 2, 2016: Urban Development and Town and Country Planning Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Sudhir Sharma said, “ the state government would bring amendments in the H.P Town and Country Planning Act during coming Vidhan Sabha session to regularise the deviations in the state based on the suggestions given by the people and public representatives. The necessary amendments would be made in the Act to give further relief to the people and simplifying the procedures.”
He was speaking at the launching the citizen governance mobile App-HIM TCP of the Town and Country Planning (TCP) department to take vital services like online registration and building plan permission approvals to the fingertips of the people, on Tuesday.
Sudhir Sharma said , “the launch of this App was a new milestone in citizen-centric governance which demonstrates the commitment of the State Government to take public services to the door steps of the citizens.” He said that it was a major leap in citizen-centric governance efforts of the department, which would not only improve performance of the authorities but also ensure transparency, accountability and efficiency. The department would be able to take action on different issues like monitoring new and pending applications, No Objection Certificates, handling payments, issuing notifications and scheduled inspections. The citizens would be able to check the status of their applications and pay fees online. Besides, the professional architects and promoters would also be able to check status, pay fees and access information.
He said the department had been consistently working to streamline its services as per the aspirations of the people. A similar App would also be developed soon for urban local bodies to make available the birth and death certificates, NOCs and payment of electricity, water bills and taxes.
Sudhir Sharma said the State Government had taken suggestions of the citizens and public representatives to regularize the deviations and amended Bill would be introduced in the Assembly Session. He said stringent provisions would be incorporated into the TCP Act to check further deviations and avoid any more need to bring amendments in the Act.
The Minister announced to provide tablets to the officers of the TCP departments so as to enable them to work efficiently on the online services of the department. Additional Chief Secretary, TCP, Smt. Manisha Nanda said the launch of this App was a new chapter in good governance as the people of the State would be immensely benefited with quality services.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016