The Kerala Building (Regularisation of Unauthorised Construction and Land Development) Rules, 1999

1. Short title, commencement and applicability. -

(1) These rules may be called the Kerala Building (Regularisation of Unauthorised Construction and Land Development) Rules, 1999.

(2) These rules shall come into force at once.

(3) These rules shall apply to all unauthorised constructions and land developments carried out before the 1[15th day of October 1999] in any Municipal area or in any Panchayat area.

NOTES

Section 407 of the Kerala Municipality Act, 1994 as amended by Act 14 of 1999 and section 235 AB of the Kerala Panchayat Raj Act, 1994 as amended by Act 13 of 1999 empowers the Government to regularise unauthorised constructions and land developments carried out on or before 31st December, 1998 collecting compounding fee as may be prescribed. Section 235 AB of the Kerala Panchayat Raj Act, 1994 as amended by Act 13 of 1999 also contains similar provisions. Government have decided to issue a common rule prescribing the form, procedure and fee for the above purpose. These rules came into force on 15th October 1999.

2. Definitions. — (1) In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires,

(a)"Act" means the Kerala Municipality Act, 1994 (20 of 1994) or as the case may be the Kerala Panchayat Raj Act, 1994 (13 of 1994).

(b) "Secretary" means the Secretary of a Municipality or a Grama Panchayat;

(c)"Development of land" means any material change on the use of the land other than for agricultural purposes, brought about or intended to be brought about by filling up of the land and/or water bodies, changing from the existing/former use of the land, layout of streets and footpaths, sub-division of land for residential plots or for other uses including lay out of internal

* Published in K.G.Ex. No. 1877 dt.15-10-1999 under G.O. (Ms.) No. 196 /99/LSGD.

1. Substituted for "31st day of December, 1998" by S.R.O. No. 932/2000, dt. 5-9-2000.streets, conversion of wet land, and developing parks, play grounds and social amenities of the like, but does not include legal partitioing of family property among heirs and construction of wells;

(d)"unauthorised construction " means any construction or reconstruction carried out and completed before 2[15th day of October 1999].
(i)which the Secretary has no power to regularise under Section 406 of the Kerala Municipality Act, 1994 or Section 235W of the Kerala Panchayat Raj Act, 1994; and
(ii)deviating from the approved plan and in violation of the provisions of the Act or the Building Rules made thereunder, or

(iii) without obtaining permit and in violation of the provisions of the Act or the Building Rules made thereunder; or

(iv)deviating from the exemption order issued by the Government or violating any condition from such order;
(e)"unauthorised development of land" means any development or redevelopment of land carried out and completed before the 3[15th day of October 1999] without obtaining development permit and in violation of the provisions of the Act or the rules made thereunder of deviating from the approved plan and in violation of the provisions of the Act or the rules made thereunder;
(2)Words and expressions used and was not defined in these rules, but defined in the Act shall have the same meaning assigned to them in the Act.

3. Submission of application for regularisation of unauthorised construction and unauthorised land development.

(1) Application for regularisation of unauthorised construction and unauthorised land development shall be submitted to the Secretary concerned on or before 4[31st October 2000] in Form-I appended to these rules.

(2) The application shall be accompanied by the following documents namely.

(a) A receipt for payment of application fee, if any paid to the concerned Panchayat or the Municipality as per rule 4;

(b) The plan and service plan of the building constructed or the land development carried out:

Provided that in the case of huts of any area or buildings with area not exceeding 20 M only site plan showing the boundaries of the land, access, abutting road and location, area and set back etc., is required.

(c) Copy of plans, if any, earlier approved by the Secretary;

(d) Documents to prove ownership of land;

e) Proof of having conpleted the costruction before 5[15th October, 1999];

  1. Substituted for "31st day of December, 1998" by S.R.O. No. 932/2000, dt. 5-9-2000.
  2. Substituted for "31st day of December, 1998" by S.R.O. No. 932/2000, dt. 5-9-2000.
    1. Substituted for "31st March, 2000" by S.R.O. No. 932/2000, dt. 5-9-2000.
      1. Details of application/exemption application, if any, filed; earlier, 6[x x] 7[(g) Exemption order, if any, obtained earlier; and

         

      2. Details of action, if any, taken by the concerned local body against this constructions.]

         

  1. Application fee. — The following fee shall be paid to the Municipality/Panchayat for an application for regularisation of unauthorised construction/unauthorised land development,

     

  2. Procedure for disposal of the application.— (1) The Secretary shall, after necessary inspections and verifications forward the applicaion to the Town Planner of the Town and Country Planning Department having jurisdiction in the District within 30 days of the receipt, stating whether the construct in was completed before 8[15th October, 1999] or not.

     

namely:

(1) In the case of huts and buildings not exceeding 20 sq. metres

(2) Thatched residential building upto 50 sq. metres

(3) Telecommunication Tower (4) All other buildings and land development

.. .. .. ..

No fee Rs. 25

Rs. 1000 Rs. 100

(2) Details of any building/land development permit earlier issued,any conditions stipulated therein and reference to any orders granting exemption from the building rules for the time being in force or Town Planning Scheme shall be verified and noted by the Secretary.
(3) The Secretary shall note the extent of violations of any provision of the building rules, for the time being in force and Town Planning Scheme, if any, in the report. The compounding fee as in Table-I appended herein, to be remitted in case it is allowed, may be calculated and noted in the report.
(4) The Town Planner concerned shall examine the application in detail and forward the same with recommendation to the Government within 30 days of its receipt. The amount of compounding fee to be paid should be reported to the Government.
(5) The Government, after examining the plans, other documents and also the recommendation of the Secretary and the Town Planner, shall issue orders according sanction to the Secretary for regularisation With or without conditions or rejecting the same and copies of the said order shall be sent to the applicant, the Secretary and the Town Planner concerned. The Government Order according sanction for regularisation shall specify the amount of compounding fee to be remitted in the Government Treasury, the Head of account and the period within which fee is to be remitted in the Government Treasury.
(6) If the applicant fails to remit the specified compounding fee or fails to comply with the conditions on or before the date specified in the regularisation order, the regularisation order issued by Government shall cease to operate from the said date.
  1. Substituted for "31st December, 1998 by S.R.O. No. 932/2000, dt. 5-9-2000.

     

  2. The word "and" by S.R.O. No. 932/2000, dt. 5-9-2000.

     

  3. Clause (g) substituted by by S.R.O. No. 932/2000, dt. 5-9-2000. Prior to the substitution clause (g) read as under: "(g) Exemption order, if any, obtained earlier."

     

  4. Substituted for "31st December, 1998" by S.R.O. No. 932/2000, dt. 5-9-2000

     

(7)
No unauthorised construction shall be regularised if the construction so carried out affects adversely the proposals of any sanctioned General Town Planning Scheme (Master Plan) or Detailed Town Planning Scheme for the area or if the construction grossly violates any safety provisions i the building rules for the time being in force or any safety condition specified in the exemption order or permit.
(8)
The Secretary shall maintain a register of all treasury remittances towards compounding fee and shall forward quarterly reports thereon to the Government.
(9)
Secretary shall also maintain a permanent register of all constructions or developments regularised under these rules containing the details such as name and address of the applicant, nautre of the unauthorised construction or land development, number and date of the Government Order by which regularisation was granted, amount of compounding fee remitted with chalan receipt particulars, conditions, if any, stipulated in the order and action taken and the result thereof.

6. Procedure in case the application for regularisat in is rejected. — (1) In case the application for regularisation of any unauthorised construction is partly allowed by Government and the applicant does not comply with the conditions including non-remittance of compounding fee within the time specified, it shall be the responsibility of the Secretary to take appropriate action for the demolition of such part of the building which is not regularised so as to render the remaining part of the construction to be in conformity with the order or conditions stipulated in the Government Order for regularisation.

(2)
If the owner of any unauthorisedly constructed building fails to submit any application for regularisat in on or before 9[31st October, 2000] or if the application for regularisation is rejected in toto or if the compounding fee is not remitted within the time specified in the Government Order, the Secretary shall take appropriate action for the demolitions of the said unauthorised construction, after the said date or after rejection of the application or after the expiry of the time specified, as the case may be.
(3)
The Secretary shall have the power to recover the cost for demolition from the owner or person responsible as if it were an arrear of property tax.
(4)
The Secretary shall have the power to initiate prosecution against the owner or the person responsible for the unauthorised construction or land development for not complying with the provisions of the Act or these rules or any orders issued thereunder

7. Review by Government of its own orders. — (1) Any person aggrieved by an order issued or action taken by or on behalf of the Government under the provisions of these rules, may file a petition for review, to the Government:

Provided that there shall be only one review against any order issued or action taken.

(2)
A petition for review under sub-rule (1) shall be presented within 30 (thirty) days from the date of the order or the service of the order complained of.
(3)
When a petition for review has been presented under these rules, the Government may, if felt necessary, stay operation of the order or the action complained against, pending consideration of the petition.

(4) The application shall be in white paper typed or written i ink, affixed with Court fee stamp worth Rs. 5, and shall also contain true copy of the order to be reviewed.(5) The Government shall, if found so necessary, after hearing the petitioner, the Chief Town Planner and the Secretary, pass appropriate orders on the review petition.

TABLE – I

(See Rule 5 (3)]

Total Built up area                                Compounding fee

(1)                                                       (2)

(a)Residential buildings with thatched roof upto 50 sq.Ms.                                            Rs. 100

(b)Other residential buildings: Upto 50M2                                                                                    Rs. 500

                                        Upto 60M2                                                                                     Rs. 550

                                        Upto 70M2                                                                                   Rs. 600

                                        Upto 80M2                                                                                    Rs. 800 Upto 90M2 Rs. 1000 Upto 100M2 Rs. 1500 Upto 120M2 Rs. 2000 Upto 140M2 Rs. 2500 Upto 160M2 Rs. 4000 Upto 180M2 Rs. 4500 Upto 200M2 Rs. 5000 Above 200M2 Rs. 5000+ Rs. 2000 for every 100M2 or part there of exceeding 200M2 (c)Flats and residential apartments: Above 100M2 Rs. 4500 Upto 120 sq. M. Rs. 6000 Upto 140 sq. M. Rs. 6500 Upto 160 sq. M. Rs. 12000 Upto 180 sq. M. Rs. 13500 Upto 200 sq. M. Rs. 18000 Above 200 M2. Rs. 18000+Rs. 3000 for every 100 M2 or part thereof exceeding 200 M2 Note:- Building with area below 100 M2 shall be included in other residential buildings. (d)Place of Public Workshop.Upto 50 sq. M. Rs. 750 Library, Orphanages andUpto 60 sq. M. Rs. 875 Buildings of local Body: Upto 70 sq. M. Rs. 900 Upto 80 sq. M. Rs. 1200 Upto 90 sq. M. Rs. 1500 Upto 100 sq. M. Rs. 2250 Upto 120 sq. M. Rs. 3300 Upto 140 sq. M. Rs. 3725 Upto 160 sq. M. Rs. 6000 Upto 180 sq. M. Rs. 6750

Upto Above 200 sq. M. 200M2 Rs. 9000 Rs. 9000+Rs. 1000 for every 100
    M2 or part thereof exceeding 200
    M2
(e)Non-Residential buildings:

Upto

Upto

Upto

Upto

Upto

Upto

Upto

Upto

Upto

Upto

Upto

Above

50 M2

60 M2

70 M2

80 M2

90 M2

100 M2

120 M2

140 M2

160 M2

180 M2

200 M2

200 M2

Rs. 1500

Rs. 1750

Rs. 1800

Rs. 2400

Rs. 3000

Rs. 4500

Rs. 6000

Rs. 6550

Rs. 12000

Rs. 13500

Rs. 18000

Rs. 18000+ Rs. 3000 for

      every 100 M2 or part thereof exceeding 200 M2
(f)
Telecommunication towers. Rs. 25,000 per tower and its ancillary structure.
(g)
Unauthorised Land Development in all cases Rs. 100 per one Are.

FORM I

(See Rule 3(1)]

APPLICATION FOR REGULARISATION OF UNAUTHORISED CONSTRUCTION/UNAUTHORISED LAYOUT

To

The Secretary to Government,

Local Administration Department,

Government of Kerala,

Thiruvananthapuram. Through

(1)
The Secretary, ......................... Municipality/Panchayat.
(2)
The District Town Planner, ……………………………

Sir,

I have constructed a building near the building No..........or telecommunication tower nearor over the building No..................or carried out alteration/addition to an existing building Noin Survey No..................................Village.................................Taluk.......................District................before 10[15th October, 1999] without obtaining permit from the competent authority.

I have obtained permit No.............dated...................................for the construction orreconstruction or addition or alteration to an existing building No.......... in Sy. No.............Village .................Taluk............................District................................and have carried out the

10. Substituted for "31st December, 1998" by S.R.O. No. 932/2000, dt. 5-9-2000.

construction in deviation to the plans approved by the Secretary/after the expiry of the permit.

I have carried out land development without obtaining permit or deviating from the permit No......................... or after the expiry of the permit.

11 [I realise that the construction so carried out is in violation of the provision contained in the building rules and/or the Act at the time of commencement of the construction and the date of commencement of the construction is........................."]

I request that sanction may be accorded to the Secretary for the regularisation of the said construction/land development.

The application fee of Rs .................................................................................only hasbeen remitted vide..............................................

Necessary plans and statements in triplicate are enclosed.

Signature of Applicant...................................

Name of the Applicant..................................

(In Block letters)

Address: Place :

Date :

STATEMENT (IN TRIPLICATE) TO ACCOMPANY APPLICATION

  1. Name and address of the applicant :

     

  2. Building Number/Number
    of nearest building :

     

  3. Details of land :
    Survey Number :
    Village :
    Area of the plot in Sq. M :

     

  4. Nature of ownership of land
    Sale Deed/Gift/Partition Deed :

     

  5. Whether Documents in proof of
    ownership of land are attached : Yes/No

     

    1. Nature of Construction

       

      1. New Building/Additional
        Construction/Alteration (any other) :

         

      2. Concrete/Tiled Roof (any other) :

         

      3. Total No. of floors of the building :

         

      4. Total area :

         

(e) Use of the building :
l2[6A.Date of completion of construction :
6B. Whether any action has already been taken

against the unauthorised construction by the
local body, if so furnish the details]

7. Whether 4 copies of the plans, site

  1. Substituted the 4th paragraph by S.R.O. No. 932/2000, dt. 5-9-2000. Prior to the substitution it read as under; "I realise that the construction so carried out is in violation of the provisions contained in the building rules for the time being in force and /or in the Act."

     

  2. Item 6A & 6B added by S.R.O. No. 932/2000, dt. 5-9-2000.

     

plan/location plan/elevation plan/
sections etc. of the building as
constructed are attached : Yes/No
Details of application earlier
filed/rejected/pending consideration :
Details of fee, if any, paid in
connection with earlier application :
Any other remarks :

8. Details of copies of the building permit and approved plan (if permission was obtained earlier) submitted :

Signature of applicant: Name of the Applicant: (In Block letters)

(To be noted by the Municipality/Panchayat) Inspection/Verification Report

  1. Application Received on :

     

  2. Verified on :

     

  3. Remarks on the constructed :

     

  4. Violation of the provisions in the Act or the Building Rules for the time being in force :

     

Rule Required Provided

5. Violation of provisions of Town :
Planning Schemes, if any

(a)
Name of Scheme :
(b)
Violation :
  1. Recommendations of the Municipal/
    Panchayat Secretary :

     

  2. Fee to be remitted if regularised :

     

  3. Signature of the Secretary with date :

     

13[CERTIFICATE

Certified that the date of completion of construction mentioned in item 6A of the application is verified and found correct. SECRETARY] (To be noted by the District Town Planner)

  1. Nature of construction carried out :

     

  2. Violations of the provisions in the Act or
    the building rules for the time being in force :

     

  3. Violations of Town Planning Schemes, if any :

     

  4. Recommendations :

     

  5. Fee to be remitted if regularised :

     

13. Added by S.R.O. No. 932/2000, dt. 5-9-2000.