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CITIZEN CHARTER

CITIZEN'S CHARTER

In its endeavour to make Visakhapatnam a planned city and to improve the quality of life in terms of every citizen, the VUDA releases this Citizen's Charter with the objective of streamlining public services on the principles of SMART administration launched by the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh to keep alive public expectations and inform the citizens regarding their rights and responsibilities. This document is a commitment to provide efficient and prompt services to the citizens in the expectation that the citizens will reciprocate and involve themselves in the sustained planned growth of their city.

The purpose of this Charter is to provide:

  Efficient, prompt and courteous service with dedication to integrity and fairness.
  All important information to the citizens about various services.
  Time bound and transparent service in all transactions and to Solicit co-operation of the people in achieving the main objectives of VUDA through
    partnership and togetherness.

This Charter is not a legal document against the VUDA nor the customers.

1. PREAMBLE

In order to ensure proper planning and development of Visakhapatnam Development area as per the Master Plan and Zonal development Plans and making Visakhapatnam a model city in the country, citizens can contribute and help VUDA in keeping away from unauthorized developments and seek proper permissions in the interest of improving the quality of life and general environment.

The VUDA therefose, believes that proper interaction with and active participation of the citizen in the process of planning and implementation of the plan is necessary to achieve its objective and provide efficient and standardized services to the citizens while fixing responsibilities on the officials and time frame in which they are to attend and redress public issues and grievances on a people friendly basis.

2. SERVICE STANDARDS
2.1 PLANNING WING

a) Layout permissions --

Residential, Commercial, Industrial
i) Plot sub-division, amalgamation etc.
ii) Group housing schemes

b) Building permissions

i)Residential apartment Complexes - stilt + 5 floors
ii)Multi-storeyed buildings beyond 5 floors
iii)Commercial, shopping complexes, buildings of educational institutions.
iv) Industrial buildings.

NOTE:

To undertake activities like establishing petrol pump stations, cinema theatres, etc.

c) No Objection Certificates

Individual residential building permissions - The VUDA has authorized local bodies concerned to grant permissions

d) Appeal to VUDA as per the Zoning Regulations
e) Change of land use
f) Land use information

Land use certificates are issued by VUDA as per the land use envisaged in the Master Plan / Zonal Development Plans.

 

3. SERVICE DELIVERY STANDARDS & TIME SCHEDULE:
3.1 PLANNING:

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Subject

Time schedule for disposal of the applications

1.

Change of land uses

30 days

2.

Apartments / Commercial complexes

24 days

3.

Layouts approvals

30 days

4.

Building applications

10 days

5.

Issue of land use certificates

02 days

6.

No Objection certificates

07 days

 

3.2 ENGINEERING WING:

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Subject

Time schedule for disposal of the applications

1.

Release of EMD of unsuccessful Tenderers

02 days

2.

Attending rectifications in buildings of Housing
schemes within the defect liability period

10 days

3.

Leakages / plumbing defects in old shopping
complexes / houses / buildings minor nature

03 days

4.

Leakages / plumbing defects in old shopping
complexes / houses / buildings Major defects

15 days

5.

Permissions for alterations / modifications
in shops / office complexes

10 days

 

3.3 ADMINISTRATIVE WING:

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Subject

Time schedule for disposal of the applications

1.

Allotment of Auditoriums / Kalyanamandapams /
Children's theatre

02 days

2.

Allotment of unsold vacant sites / vacant houses
on application

10 days

3.

Exchange of VUDA land to land loosers

30 days

4.

Issue of Non Acquisition certificates

07 days

5.

Allotment of shops / stalls / bunks / office
accommodations on requisition

07 days

6.

Refund of deposits to unsuccessful allottees

07 days

7.

Refund of excess amount paid

07 days

8.

Transfer of allotment in favour of Legal Heir after
furnishing all the required documents

03 days

9.

Sending of receipts for the payments made by post

03 days

10.

Handing over of sites / houses after paying the required
amount

05 days

11.

Allotment of additional extent after survey

07 days

12.

Furnishing of break up particulars for the amounts paid
for I.T.

03 days

13.

Supply of Computer Account Copy

03 days

14.

Issue of No Objection Certificate for obtaining loan from
any financing agency for clearing the amounts
due / construction purpose

03 days

15.

Sending of letter for submission of required documents
for sale permissions

07 days

16.

Issue of sale permission after receipt of all
required documents

03 days

17.

a) Issue of intimation for payment of balance cost
for Sale submission of required document
b) Registration after receipt of all documents as at (A) above

10 days

03 days

3.4 ACCOUNTS WING:

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Subject

Time schedule for disposal of the applications

1.

Credit verification of the allottees payments

03 days

2.

Refund of house / site deposits to the allottees

03 days

3.

Payment of miscellaneous bills

03 days

 

3.5 URBAN FORESTRY DIVISION:

  86 Nos. of free VUDA park entry passes were given to Senior citizens.
  Sound system was provided to senior citizens to deliver spiritual songs, classical songs.
  Yoga kendram at VUDA park has been provided to the public at very concessionary rate.
  Skaters are allowed with free entry into VUDA park.
  Saplings are being supplied to the public at subsidized rates at MVP Central Nursery, VUDA.