Commencement of Work in UDCPR 2020

Apr 06, 2024

UDCPR 2020 Chapter 2 is all about Development Permission and Commencement Certificate as per mentioned in the UDCPR 


This is Applicable to all Planning Authorities and Regional Plan Areas except Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, Other Planning Authorities/Special Planning Authorities/ Development Authorities within the limit of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, MIDC, NAINA, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, Hill Station Municipal Councils, Eco-sensitive/Eco-fragile region notified by MoEF & CC and Lonavala Municipal Council, in Maharashtra.


Rule No. 2.7 Commencement of Work


2.7.1 Commencement


The commencement certificate/development permission, as approved, shall remain valid for 4 years in the aggregate but shall have to be renewed every year from the date of its issue. The application for renewal shall be made before the expiry of one year if the work has not already commenced. Such renewal can be done for three consecutive terms of one year, after which proposals shall have to be submitted to obtain development permission. If application for renewal is made after the expiry of the stipulated period during which the commencement certificate is valid, then the Authority may condone the delay in submission of the application for renewal by charging fees at the rate of 1/3 of the amount as per Regulation No.2.2.12 per year, but in any case, commencement certificate shall not be renewed beyond 4 years from the date of commencement certificate/development permission.


Provided that, no such renewal shall be necessary if the work is commenced within the period of valid permission and such permission shall remain valid till the work is completed.
For the purpose of this regulation, "Commencement" shall mean as under :-


For the building work including additions and alterationsUpto plinth level or where there is no plinth up to the upper level of lower basement or stilt as the case may be.
For bridges and overhead tank constructionFoundation and work up to the base floor/underground floor
For underground works/Foundation and work up to the underground floor.
For layout, sub-division and amalgamationFinal demarcation and provision of water bound macadam roads complete.


2.7.2 Development of Land Sub-division/Group Housing Schemes


In the case of land subdivision/group housing schemes, it shall be the responsibility of the owner/developer to construct all infrastructure including roads with storm water drains, sewer lines, water supply lines, development of recreational open spaces, etc.


In case of land subdivision, these works shall generally be completed within two years and phase wise building permission shall be granted depending upon the percentage of infrastructure work completed. The layout plots should be released for construction in stages according to infrastructure work completed. The condition to that effect shall be incorporated in the development permission / commencement certificate.


In the case of a group housing scheme, these works shall be completed before the completion of the project, and an occupancy certificate shall be granted phase-wise as per the completion of infrastructure work.


After handing over roads and infrastructure to the Authority on completion of the scheme, the responsibility of maintenance of such roads and infrastructure shall lie with the Authority. However, internal roads and infrastructure in the group housing scheme shall be maintained by the owner/society.


Related Regulations to Rule No. 2- 


You can visit our other blog on Regulation 2 through the below-mentioned links:


Grant or Refusal of Permission in UDCPR 2020


Various Regulations in Chapter 2 in UDCPR 2020


Procedure During Construction in UDCPR 2020


Discretionary Powers and Relaxations In Specific Cases in UDCPR 2020


Discretionary Powers Interpretation in UDCPR 2020


Procedure for Obtaining Development Permission, Building Permission, Commencement Certificate in UDCPR 2020


Permission from the Planning Authority is Mandatory in UDCPR 2020