25. Completion certificate, development certificate and occupancy certificate.

 (1) Every owner shall, on completion of the development or redevelopment of land or construction or reconstruction or addition or alteration of building, as per the permit issued to him, submit a completion certificate certified and signed by him, to the Secretary in the form in Appendix E: Provided that in the case of buildings, other than residential buildings up to two dwelling units, the completion certificate shall be certified and signed by the owner and registered Architect or Building Designer or Engineer or Town Planner or Supervisor also as in Appendix F.

(2) The Secretary shall, on receipt of the completion certificate and on being satisfied that the development or redevelopment of land has been effected in conformity with the requirements of these rules, issue a development certificate in the form in Appendix G, not later than 15 days from the date of receipt of the completion certificate: Provided that if no such development certificate is received within the said fifteen days, the owner may proceed as if such a development certificate has been duly issued to him.

(3) The Secretary shall, on receipt of the completion certificate and on being satisfied that the construction or reconstruction or addition or alteration has been carried out in conformity with the requirements of these rules, issue occupancy certificate in the form in Appendix H: not later than fifteen days from the date of receipt of the completion certificate: Provided that, in case there is deficiency as per these rules in the minimum mandatory open spaces/yards after completion of the construction, the secretary may allow a tolerance upto 5% of the minimum mandatory open spaces/yards to be provided as per these rules or 20 centimetres whichever is less for the building constructed:

Provided also that if no such occupancy certificate is issued within the said fifteen days, the owner may proceed as if such occupancy certificate has been duly issued to him. 

(4) The owner of a building may if he intends to occupy the building before its completion, apply to the Secretary for that purpose and the Secretary shall, on being satisfied that such occupancy will not in any way endanger life, issue occupancy certificate in respect of the completed part.