The Telangana State Building Permissions and Self Certification System (TS-bPASS) is a futuristic initiative of the state government, which was designed to simplify the rules for obtaining state building permits. It would come into effect from the first week of June, covering all municipalities and the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) areas.
State Government New Proposal
On Thursday, Telangana Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MAUD) Minister KT Rama Rao, held a review meeting on the implementation of the program. He instructed officials to be ready to introduce TS-bPass from the first week of June in Hyderabad. If the house is to be constructed within 75 square yards, the TS-bPass will permit people to build a house with self-certification.
KTR said the TS-bPass is being put into practice on a trial basis in 87 municipalities. While officials were reviewing the applications, some buildings have already been approved. So far, approximately 1,100 applications have been received. He has asked officials to enhance the necessary infrastructure and improve employee training to ensure trouble-free transactions once the system is in active use. When the entire program is in place, the MAUD minister told them to work towards providing online approvals.
He directed the officials to provide various online options like Mee Seva citizen service centers, Mobile App for the citizens to send in their applications, apart from the offline registrations. This new system would be of great benefit to the applicants as they don't have to run from one office to another for processing their application. After uploading the application with basic details, the system generates the setbacks and other guidelines to follow, and the building owner can get the plan drawn from an architect.
The government's new Self-Certification system proposal can go a long way to help low and middle-class salaried property owners, and they will be able to own a dream house constructed in a much easier way.
By: Shailaja K