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  • Bhubaneswar Development Authority BDA

    Does 'Bhubaneswar development authority (BDA)' issues the following certificates?
    • Commencement certificate
    • Completion Certificate
    • Occupation Certificate

    Seems like builder in Bhubaneswar including Bank behaves like they do not know about all these certificates and asks to do the registration of the house property and take possession.
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    Re : Bhubaneswar Development Authority BDA

    This PDF ( ) talks descriptively about

    Commencement certificate
    Completion Certificate
    Occupancy Certificate

    and provides lots of information


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      Re : Bhubaneswar Development Authority BDA

      The question here is : Are all the builders in Bhubaneswar handing over possession after obtaining the completion certificate? They might be paying the security money before they start the construction and may be many of them do not apply for completion certificate. In this case it is a big profit for the Builder by violating the approved plan and the looser is the buyer.

      What is the action that is already taken or planned to be taken from BDA?

      The following link may help BDA in taking some action.

      Complete projects before giving possession: Ghaziabad Development Authority - The Times of India


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        Re : Bhubaneswar Development Authority BDA

        BDA has so far listed more than 18,800 cases of major violations under the Odisha Development Authority Act (ODA) Act, action was taken only in around 250 cases till date, sources said.

        Extracted from the following link

        Building plan violation: No action on small fries to net big fish faster - The Times of India

        So it is better to be a Builder in Bhubaneswar not a buyer.


        • #5


          Re : Bhubaneswar Development Authority BDA

          Be careful. There is chance to see demolition of your flat that you have bought and does not have all the needed documentation.

          1) BMC razes illegal structures on encroached land in Gadkana :Pragativadi
          2) Church faces wave of demolition in the city :Pragativadi
          3) Odisha: Authorities demolish illegal structures near Bhubaneswar Railway station, Odisha Current News, Odisha Latest Headlines


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            Re : Bhubaneswar Development Authority BDA

            Xavier University yet to receive building plan approval

            Xavier University yet to receive building plan approval - The Times of India

            Bhubaneswar: Over a month after chief minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated its campus on July 7, Xavier University Bhubaneswar (XUB) is yet to obtain the building plan approval for its campus from the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA).

            BDA sources said the agency was processing a request from the university to regularize the constructions by charging a compounding fee. The varsity, however, has asked it to consider a subsidized rate as charged from government institutions, which is yet to be sorted out.

            BDA planning division on Wednesday wrote a letter to Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar (XIMB) director Paul Fernandes that it can't consider the "reduced" rate for the approval unless the higher education department recommends it.

            Fernandes had written a letter to BDA on July 25 seeking the discount under regulation 79 of BDA (building and planning standards) regulations 2008 that stipulates compounding fee for government institutions, which is considerably lower as compared to private institutions and individuals. "You are requested to produce the recommendation from the higher education department to the effect that Xavier University is a state government/central government/government undertaking institution. Then only your request for compounding fee at the reduced rate can be considered," the BDA associate town planner's letter to Fernandes said.

            Fernandes said he would not like to comment on the issue as he was yet to receive the BDA letter. "I can speak only after I receive the BDA's letter," he said.

            XIMB sources said that when it begun construction for XUB in 2011, the campus at Nizigada Khurki near Pipili in Puri district was not under BDA plan area. XIMB had obtained construction approval from Pipili block development officer. But by the time the construction was complete, the area came under the jurisdiction of BDA as it expanded to cover over 250 villages in Khurda, Puri and Cuttack districts. The state government passed the Xavier University Bill - 2013 on April 5, 2013 in the Odisha assembly.


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              Shield charge on Naveen

              Shield charge on Naveen

              Bhubaneswar, Aug. 19: The BJP today accused the Naveen Patnaik government of shielding its leaders in the housing scam as it had done in the case of the deposit collection case.

              The party demanded a CBI inquiry into the housing scam as well, but the BJD asserted that there was no need for it as the task force constituted was competent enough to probe the case.

              “In 2013, the state government had filed two affidavits before the Supreme Court, stating that the state’s crime branch was doing its job to expose the deposit collection scam and there was no political involvement in it. It had even engaged senior lawyers to defend the state’s stance. Now, the CBI, which has taken over the probe, is conducting raids on residences of political persons,” senior BJP leader Bijoy Mohapatra said.

              Mohapatra alleged that the state government was now adopting the same tactics as it had done in the deposit collection scam to dilute the housing scam by forming a task force. “You (the chief minister) remained silent on the deposit collection scam and now doing the same thing for the land scam. While your opposition to a CBI probe into the money deposit circulation scam did not succeed, the housing scam will also meet the same fate,” said Mohapatra.

              Targeting Naveen, the BJP leader said: “Why did the chief minister not form a task force in 2012 when the Comptroller and Auditor-General (CAG) had brought the matter to his notice? He had remained silent so far. The state should hand over the case to the CBI to unearth the truth without further delay,” he said.

              The senior leader also accused the Naveen Patnaik government of not co-operating with the CAG during its audit of the land allotments made by the Bhubaneswar Development Authority and the general administration department.

              “The auditor general had sought certain files from the development authority and the general administration department. But, they are yet to provide the details, despite repeated reminders. This only indicates that the chief minister wants to suppress the matter,” Mohapatra said.

              Stating that the task force was only meant to cover up the scandal, Mohapatra said that since Naveen was heading the general administration department, which allocated land to politicians and others, he should also be named as an accused.

              “How could an accused form a taskforce and sit in judgement?” asked Mohapatra.

              He said that adding the according to the CAG report, the pages of the documents related to the land distribution had been ripped out.

              However, former minister Pratap Keshari Deb sprung to the government’s defence. “The BJP is trying to politicise the issue. The state is always co-operating with the auditor general. The auditor general never said the Odisha government was not supporting it,” said Deb.

              He also said there was no need to hand over the issue of allotment of plots and houses under the discretionary quota to the CBI for probe. “If the task force constituted by the government fails to do its task, it can be challenged in court. Everyone should wait. The BJP is raising the issue to divert attention from its own internal strife,” he said.

              On the issue of the CBI raid on BJD leaders in connection with the money circulation scam, Deb said: “All should wait for the CBI report.”

              An official said the task force on allotments under the discretionary quota would not only examine the plots distributed by the development authority, but also examine the plots and houses allotted by the Cuttack Development Authority.

              Sources said the Cuttack Development Authority had allotted more than 450 plots and houses under the quota in the Bidanasi Housing Project area. “We are collating the number of plots and houses allotted under the quota in the past 20 years. Irregularities regarding the allotment will be examined by the newly constituted task force,” vice-chairman of the Cuttack Development Authority Pratap Das told The Telegraph today.

              In 2011, a petition, purported to be a PIL filed in Orissa High Court, had sought a CBI probe into the alleged misuse of discretionary quota in allotment of land by the development authorities in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. The high court had dismissed the petition as “not maintainable”.


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                Grievance cell a paper tiger

                Grievance cell a paper tiger

                Bhubaneswar, Aug. 27: The grievance cell of the municipal corporation is at the receiving end as complaints keep piling up against the forum’s ineffectiveness.

                In an irony of sorts, members of the Prachi Enclave Welfare Association had to visit the municipal corporation office on August 25 as their complaints lodged with the grievance cell on March 10 were not resolved.

                Between March 10 and August 25, the civic body has received 267 applications for grievance redress, but so far only 19 have been solved.

                Prachi Enclave residents had complained on March 10 that potholed roads, damaged drains and the unattended electrical poles were putting the residents in great trouble.

                On hearing their grievance, the civic authorities had assured them that steps would be taken to start repair and maintenance work. However, nearly five months after the assurance nothing has been done for them.

                “When we first visited the corporation, the civic authorities had told us that there was some issue over the ownership of the roads as the colony was built by the Bhubaneswar Development Authority in 1999. Once the land details of the road and the status of the electrical poles are submitted, only then can the civic body take up the work,” said Chandramani Behera, secretary of the association.

                Behera, who is a development officer with the Life Insurance Corporation of India, said: “We were given an impression that as both the development authority and the corporation are government agencies the land transfer will not take time. But, why it has been pending for the past five months still remains a mystery to us.”

                The corporation’s executive engineer (division-II) R.N. Mallick said: “We have no knowledge about the status of the land on which the roads stand. Unless we do not know the actual status of the land, we cannot carry out any repair or maintenance.”

                Another civic body official said that in case of land transfer and utility services such as street lights, the development authority has to give all detailed data in an inventory.

                “We are not in possession of the land details of the BDA colony. We can start the work when we get the papers.”

                Nayapalli resident Sushanta Sekhar Mohanty, 55, visited the grievance redress session yesterday and complained about poor response of the authorities.

                Mohanty said the stretch between Ekamrakanan gate and Biju Patnaik College remained dark at night, because there were no street lights. Though the assistant engineer (electrical) A.K. Behera said that the ongoing road construction and shifting of electrical poles were delaying the street light project, local residents said the corporation already owned the posts and it could do it even now.

                Mohanty also said that on February 21 the pension and grievance department at a Mahasamadhan Sibir raised the issue and they came to the civic body on March 24, but the situation remained the same.

                Duryodhan Nayak, 75, a senior citizen and former director of the housing and consolidation, said: “I have been making rounds to the corporation for the past 14 to 15 years for the construction of a road at Badagada Brit Colony, but nothing happened till date.”

                Nayak said the grievance redress system had become a paper tiger with people making rounds without any benefit.

                “I had been a senior government official, and during my job tenure, I never took any favour from the babus. But now, I often encounter personnel who are not ready to listen to our problems. If it can happen to me, just think about others,” said Nayak.

                Nodal officer for grievance Subhranshu Sekhar Mishra said: “The grievances related to engineering construction need field visits, filing of reports, estimation of project cost, putting the things before the works standing committee for approval, green signal from land section, notification in newspaper in case private land is involved and tender processing. All these take months, so there is a delay due to the official procedures.”

                Sources said that most of the complaints at the grievance redress forum were related to construction of roads and drains and street lights. As the city is growing fast and new areas are coming up, the civic body is finding it tough to meet the demands with its limited workforce.”


                • #9


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                  Odisha chit fund scam: CBI carry out late night raids

                  Odisha chit fund scam: CBI carry out late night raids -

                  Odisha chit fund scam: CBI carry out late night raids

                  Odisha Sun Times Bureau
                  Bhubaneswar, Sept 1:

                  The CBI officials conducted simultaneous raids on the houses of three accused in the Odisha chit fund scam in Bhubaneswar in the late night hours on Sunday.

                  According to reports, late in the night on Sunday, a team of Central intelligence officials broke open the lock of a branch office of the AT Group at Chandrasekharpur and collected incriminating documents pertaining to the business of the chit fund company from 2009 to 2010.

                  Another CBI team raided the house of PK Swain, a former employee of Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) at Patia area.

                  Swain, who was in charge of verification of purchase and sale of land, had allegedly assisted the AT group in the purchase of land and flats. He had quit the job 4-5 years ago, sources in the CBI said.

                  A third CBI team raided the office and house of a builder in the Infocity area, reports said. The builder was involved in a joint venture with the AT Group.

                  However, the CBI did not reveal his name.


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                    Odisha minister probing land grab in a spot

                    Odisha minister probing land grab in a spot - Hindustan Times

                    Odisha minister probing land grab in a spot

                    An Odisha minister probing alleged land grab of about 100 acres has landed in a controversy following a discovery that he lives in a house built on a plot allotted to his doctor wife for a hospital.
                    Bijayshree Routray, the state revenue and disaster management minister, dismissed charges of wrongdoing after conversion of the plot for residential use came to light.
                    "She (his wife) ran a nursing home for several years and during that time we built a residential accommodation and moved in. Six years ago, she closed down the nursing home, which was more a charitable institution, as it was not sustainable," the leader of the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) told journalists on Tuesday.
                    Routray, who is probing the alleged land grab of about 100 acres on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar by some party colleagues and bureaucrats, added that he had not done anything illegal, as he had no other government plot in the capital.
                    The general administration department had allotted the plot in Kharavel Nagar, an affluent locality in Bhubaneswar, to Routray's wife Jyoti Routray in 1987 against a payment of Rs. 61,984 for opening a hospital.
                    The alleged misutilisation of government land came to light after the health department, in July, sought details of free treatment to below poverty line (BPL) patients - in compliance with a Supreme Court order - from 44 hospitals that had been allotted government land.
                    Only 21 hospitals responded. When the health department screened hospitals that had not responded, Routray's residential address cropped up.
                    After the mining and chit fund scams, alleged housing and land scandals have put chief minister Naveen Patnaik's government in a fix.
                    The housing scam came to light after the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) said in a report that BJD Rajya Sabha member Kalpataru Das illegally got more than one house from the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) under the 'discretionary quota'.
                    A public outcry made Das surrender two of the four houses in his family possession.
                    The state government has set up a task force to probe the alleged irregularities in allotment of houses and land to politicians, bureaucrats, corporate and mining magnates.
                    - See more at: Odisha minister probing land grab in a spot - Hindustan Times


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