Online plan approval
- Auto DCR Software:
A software called Auto DCR is procured in 2008 to check & scurtinise the building plans almost automatically with few commands corresponds with rules database, which is created in the software. The software enables the authorities to check the correctness of the drawings, produce technical reports instantly, stores the data for future purposes, produce MIS reports, calculating the fees to be paid, etc and to give plan approval so easily and very quickly.
- Auto DCR Cell and Plan Approval
The Auto DCR Cell comprising of computers, plotters, printers, online facility, software and the staff of M/s SoftTech engineers private limited is created in Main Office exclusively for the building plan process. In the present system of plan approval, the building plans are being received online, technically processed automatically using AutoDCR software and the approval is given in 3 days. The LBS will send the drawings to the AutoDCR Cell in Main Office through online and it will be verified and send back to the applicant in PDF format.
The LBS will take print outs of the drawings and prepare the building application with site photos of the site to forego the site visit, passport photo of the applicant, fees paid receipts, other mandatory documents, filled electronic form and submit the application directly to the Auto DCR Cell personally. The Cell will receive the same after verifying the list of documents to be enclosed and fees payment. The fee payment facility is created in Indian Overseas Bank located in front of Office. Thus the application submission, processing, approval and dispatch are being done in a single place like that of Single Window Concept which reduces much of the time of the applicant. The approved plan is dispatched the applicant through registered post. The approvals for all types of buildings are processed in this way. The building application processed in 2010 is 6000 and on an average 200 applications per month are being processed now.
- Out source the plan approval process
The building application process through Auto DCR software is outsourced to the software vendor M/s.SoftTech engineers private limited, Pune in 2010 at the rate fixed in competitive bid. Under this contract the outsourced agency is allowed to use the office space and computer with other hardware & software of Coimbatore Corporation by employing their own staffs and do the work under the supervision of CCMC.