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Date :2/7/2022
Press Release on 7th February 2022
Special Session of the General House was organized in the Council Hall of Jammu Municipal Corporation

Today on 07/02/2022, a Special Session of the General House was organized in the Council Hall of Jammu Municipal Corporation. The Special Session was chaired by the Mayor of JMC, Sh. Chander Mohan Gupta, Deputy Mayor, Adv. Purnima Sharma, Commissioner JMC, Miss Avny Lavasa (IAS), Chairpersons of the Standing Committee(s), Councillors and Senior Officers of JMC also remained present in the Special Session of the General House of Corporation. In the previous Special Session of the House of Corporation which was held on 20/12/2021 in which a number of suggestions were made and a threadbare discussions over the suggestions made by Mayor, Dy. Mayor, Chairpersons of the Standing Committee(s) and Councillors. Thereafter, a Committee was constituted comprising of Deputy Mayor, Adv. Purnima Sharma as Chairperson of the Committee, Hon’ble Councillors Sh. Rajinder Sharma, Sh. Pawan Singh, Sh. Suneet Kumar Raina and Officers of JMC and other line Departments i.e. Chief Town Planner, JMC, DLR, JMC, Chief Architect, J&K (UT), Architect (Technical Officer to Director, Local Bodies) for submission of suggestions and observations/recommendations for amendments in the Unified Building Bye-Laws- 2021. The Committee takes suggestions of the Councillors regarding amendments to be made in the Unified Building Bye-Law- 2021 and submitted their observations/recommendations in the Special Session held on 07/02/2022. The Committee suggested a number of suggestions/recommendations like : 1. Value Capture Fund to be deferred. 2. Building permission of constructions where ground floor is existing at site in violation which was already passed by the House of Corporation. 3. Lane Width relaxation for built-up contructions. 4. Approval of Colonies with relaxation if the existing approach road width is less than required upto 1 Hectare. 5. Stilt floors shall be allowed for parking. Shall be on all roads where construction is allowed. 6. The Building fee should not be charged for religious buildings and orphanages. 7. Labour Cess collected by JMC on behalf of Labour Department to be charged by Labour Department at their own. 8. Ramps should not be allowed beyond drains along the plot boundary. In case there is no drain, ramp should not exceed beyond 0.75 mtr. from plot edge. In the Special Session, a number of decisions were taken including the extension of the period of the Committee constituted for suggestions/amendments in the Unified Building Bye-Laws- 2021 for another three months so that the Committee can take more suggestions from the Councillors of each ward and submit their recommendations to the House for its approval by which JMC can provide better facilities to the General Public at large. Mayor, JMC assured all the Councillors and Jammuites that all necessary steps shall be taken for the smooth functioning of Corporation and speedy disposal of grievances of the general public.