In a big relief to property owners in second capital of Maharashtra, the State Government has cancelled 100 per cent hike in development charges implemented with retrospective effect by Nagpur Municipal
The Urban Development Department (UDD) has issued a notification on Thursday to cancel the NMC resolution no. 137 dated July 26, 2021. The general body meeting had adopted the resolution but the
same was kept in abeyance till Municipal Commissioner issued a notification that sent shock waves among property developers.
After much hue and cry, ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) went into damage control. Municipal Commissioner Radhakrishnan B wrote to UDD seeking cancellation of the House resolution saying, “It is
not in the interest of NMC andcould cause financial loss.”
Development charges are deposited at time of seeking approval for building plans. To make the matters worse, due to clause of retrospective effect, even in case of plans that were sanctioned prior to putting in to motion the implementation of the House resolution, developers faced an uphill task in coughing up the extra charges.
The NMC House had adopted there solution as per Section 124B (2-1A) of Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning Rules, 1966.
In the Government Resolution (GR) issued on Thursday, UDD stated that the Municipal Commissioner failed to submit the House resolution within stipulated time to State Government. Hence, the said resolution is being stayed with immediate effect.
Furthermore, the communication stated that UDD is accepting Commissioner NMC’s stance that the House Resolution of July 22, 2021 should be cancelled whole rather than in part.
Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari were hailed by Pravin Datke, MLC and President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), for providing assistance to Nagpur residents by cancelling a 100% retroactive increase in development charges.