14. Permission for Development or for Construction.
(1) Development or construction not to be without permission. No person shall carry out any development or erect, re-erect or make alterations or demolish any building or cause the same to be done without obtaining a prior permission in writing in this regard from the Authority.
Provided that no permission shall be required for :-
(i) Such alteration under below mentioned heads in a building, as do not otherwise violate any provisions regarding general building requirements, structural stability and fire safety requirements of these rules,-
(a) opening and closing of a window or door or ventilator;
(b) providing inter-communication doors;
(c) providing partitions;
(d) providing false ceilings;
(e) gardening;
(f) white washing;
(g) painting;
(h) re-tiling and repairing of roof;
(i) plastering and patch work;
(j) re-flooring;
(k) constructions of sun shades on one's own land;
(l) re-erection of portions of buildings damaged by earthquake or other natural calamities, to the same extent and specifications as existed prior to such damage;
∗(m) re-erection of portion of buildings damaged by any other calamity as may be notified by the District Collector, with the previous approval of the State Government to the same extent and specification as existed prior to damage.
(ii) carrying out works in compliance with any order or directions made by any authority under any law for the time being in force;
(iii) carrying out works by any authority in exercise of its powers under any law for the time being in force;
(iv) carrying out by the Central or the State Government or any local authority any work:-

(a) required for the maintenance or improvement of a highway, road or public street, being works carried out on land within the boundaries of such highway, road or public street;
(b) for the purpose of inspecting, repairing or renewing any drains, sewers, mains, pipes, cables, telephone or other apparatus including the breaking open of any street or other land for that purpose:
Provided that no work which would entail breaking open any street shall be undertaken without prior intimation to the Authority :
(v) The erection (including wells) made in the ordinary course of agricultural operation.
(vi) The construction of a road intended to give access to land solely for agricultural purpose;
(vii) The normal use of land which has been used temporarily for other purpose like marriage pandals, or for festive occasions; and 
(viii) In case of land, normally used for no purpose or occasionally used, for any purpose, the use of land for the other purpose or occasions, not involving permanent diversion or diversion for substantial period;
1Provided also that in the case of a high rise building no permission shall be given save with express clearance given by the following site clearance committee as the case may be consisting of the following members namely:-
(A) Site clearance committee within Municipal Corporation area :–

1. Divisional Commissioner Chairman
2. District Collector Member
3. Superintendent of Police Member
4. Municipal Commissioner Member
5. Superintendent Engineer/Executive Engineer of PWD (B&R) Member
6. Divisional Engineer of the respective jurisdiction the Madhya Pradesh. Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd Member
7. Fire Authority / Assistant Fire Officer Member
8. Joint Director/Deputy Director of the Town and Country Planning Department to be nominated by the Director, Town and Country Planning. Member Secretary

(B) Site clearance committee outside Municipal Corporation Area.:-

1. Collector of District Chairman
2. Chief Executive Officer of Zila Panchayat / Chief Municipal Officer of urban local body as the case may be, of the authority concern. Member
3. Superintendent of Police or his nominee not below the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police or city Superintendent of Police as the case may be. Member
4. Executive Engineer of PWD (B&R) nominated by the Superintending Engineer. Member
5. Divisional Engineer of the respective Jurisdiction of the Madhya Pradesh Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd. Member
6. A representative of the Fire Authority or an officer not below the rank of Assistant fire Officer, of any Corporation in the District nominated by the Collector. Member
7. Joint Director/Deputy Director of the Town and Country Planning Department to be nominated by the Director, Town and Country Planning. Member Secretary

(2) Permission for development and in addition a permission for building shall be necessary for commencement of building activities involving development of land as a composite building scheme.
(3) For construction for ground floor tenaments with walls of not-combustible material on plots not exceeding 50 square meters in site and service schemes on plinth of 30 centimeters above ground level and with a living room of not less than 7.5 square meters, no building permission shall be required.
15. Development/Building permit issued prior to these Rules. Any permission, sanction or approval given order passed or any action taken or anything done in respect of the matters covered by these rules under any law or rule in force immediately before the commencement of these rules shall be governed in accordance with the provisions of law or rule under which such sanction or approval was given, order was passed or any action was taken or anything was done, as if these rules have not come into force: 

Provided that at the time of application for renewal of such building permit the work had not started fresh sanction under these rules shall be granted.
16. Application for permission for Development or for Building.-
Application for permission, for development or for building. Every person who intends to develop, erect, re-erect or make alterations in any place in a building shall give notice in writing to the Authority of his intention in the form given in appendix "A" and such notice shall be accompanied by plans and statements in quadruplicate. The plans may be in ordinary prints on farro paper or any other type. One set of such plans shall be cloth mounted which shall be retained in the office of the Authority for record after the issue of permit or a refusal. The application shall be accompanied by
documents, if any, showing proof of ownership or of any legal right in relation to the site.
The application shall also be accompanied by a certificate duly singed by Structural Engineer/Architect of the building ensuring all the provisions of Rule 84 (for Earthquake prone areas ) of this Niyam.
16- A. In addition to the provisions contained in rule 16, for earthquake prone areas the certificates as indicated in Appendix O, O1, P, P1, P2 and P3 shall be submitted duly signed by the Builder, Architect and Structural Engineer. In case of larger buildings having more than 500 sq. m. built up area or incase of more than 3 storied buildings, the certificates as per Appendix P4, P5 and P6 shall be filled in and signed separately by Builder, Architect and Structural Engineer respectively and submitted on its completion?
17. (1) Information Accompanying Notice - The notice shall be accompanied with the key plan site plan, building plan, service plan, specification, certificate of supervision and ownership title as prescribed in sub-rule (2) to (12).
(2) Drawing Sheet Sizes. :-
(a) the size of drawing sheets shall be any of those specified in Table- I           

TABLE- I : Drawing Sheet Sizes - [Rule 17 (2) (a)]
S. No
Trimmed Size mm
Untrimmed Size mm
1 A0 841X1,189 980X1,230
2 A1 594X841 625X880
3 A2 420X594 450X625
4 A3 297X420 330X450
5 A4 210X297 240X330
6 A5 148X210 165X240

 (b) Recommended Notation for Colouring Plans.- the plans shall be coloured as specified in Table-2.

TABLE-2 : Colouring of Plans - [Rule 17(2)(b)]
S. No Item Site Plan Building Plan
White Plan Blue Print Amonia Print White
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 Plot Lines Thick
2 Existing street Green Green Green _ _ _
3 Future street,
(if any)
_ _ _
4 Permissible
building lines
Thick Thick _
5 Open spaces No Colour No Colour No Colour No Colour No Colour No Colour
6 Existing work Black
White Blue Black White Blue
7 Work proposed
to be
8 Proposed work
(see Note-1)
Red filled in Red Red Red Red Red
9 Drainage and
Red  Dotted Red  Dotted Red  Dotted Red  Dotted Red  Dotted Red  Dotted
10 Water Supply
Black Dotted thin Black Dotted  thin Black Dotted  thin Black Dotted  thin Black Dotted  thin Black Dotted  thin

 Note 1: For entirely new construction this need not be done. For extension of an existing work this shall be apply.
Note 2: For land development, Sub-division, Layout, suitable coloring notations shall be used which shall be indexed.
(3) Key Plan.- A key plan drawn, to a scale of not less than 1 in 10,000 shall be submitted along with the application for permission for a development/building showing the boundary locations of the site with respect to neighborhood landmarks. The minimum dimension of the key plan shall be not less than 75 mm.
(4) Site Plan.- The site plan sent with an application for permit shall be drawn to a scale of not less than 1 in 1000 for site up to ten hectares and not less than 1 in 2000 for a site more than ten hectares and shall show:-
(a) the boundaries of the site with dimensions and of any contiguous land belonging to the applicant indicating Khasra number or any other equivalent local denominations and in case the contiguous land owned by the applicant had been sub-divided earlier, public facilities provided in it and all streets within it opening out in the site for which the permission is being sought;
(b) the position of the site in relation to neighbouring street

(c) the name of the street in which the building is proposed to be situated, if any:
(d) all existing buildings on, over or under the site including service lines;
(e) the position of the building, and of all other buildings (if any) which the applicant intends to erect upon his contiguous land referred to in (a) in relation to:-
(i) the boundaries of the site and in case where the site has been partitioned, the boundaries of the portion owned by the applicant and also of the portions owned by others;
(ii) all adjacent streets, buildings (with number of storeys and height) and premises within a distance of 12 m of the site and of the contiguous land (if any) referred to in (a); and
(iii) if there is no street within a distance of 12m of the site, the nearest existing street.
(f) the means of access from the street to the building, and to all other buildings (if any) which the applicant intends to erect upon his contiguous land referred to in (a):
(g) space to be left about the building to secure a free circulation of air, admission of light and access for scavenging purposes;
(h) the width of the street (if any) in front and of the street (if any) at the side or near the buildings;
(i) the direction of north point relative to the plan of the buildings;
(j) the position of all existing features like high tension line, telegraph and electrical poles, underground pipe lines, trees, grave yards, religious buildings, railway lines, etc. within a distance of 30 meters from the nearest edge of the site, all major physical features of land proposed to be developed which include the approximate location and size of any water body, flood affected areas and contours at an interval of 0.3 meters in case of the site which has a slope more than 1 in 20;
(k) present and proposed use of the land; and
(l) such other particulars as may be prescribed by the Authority;
(5) Sub-Division/Layout Plan:- In the case of development work, the notice shall be accompanied by the sub-division /layout plan which shall be drawn on a scale of not less than 1: 500 containing the following :-                            (a) scale used and north point;
(b) the location of all proposed and existing roads with their existing proposed/prescribed width within the land;
(c) dimensions of plot along with building lines showing the setbacks with dimensions within each plot;
(d) the location of drains, sewers, public facilities and services, and electrical lines, etc.
(e) table indicating size, area and use of all the plots in the sub- division/ layout plan;
(f) a statement indicating the total area of the site, area utilised under roads, open spaces for parks, playgrounds, recreation spaces and development plan reservation, schools, shopping and other public places along with their percentage with reference to the total area of the site proposed to be sub-divided; and
(g) in case of plots which are sub-divided in built-up areas in addition to the above, the means of access to the sub-division from existing streets;
(h) in all layouts of any kind of development having area of 2 hectares or more, rainwater harvesting measures shall be compulsory .The above measures may be provided in 10 percent on space."
(6) Building Plan.- (i) The Plan of the building and elevation and section accompanying the notice shall be drawn to a scale of 1 :100. The plan shall :-
(a) include floor plans of all floors together with the covered area clearly indicating the size and spacing of all framing members and sizes of rooms and the position of staircases, ramps and lift wells
(b) show the use of occupancy of all parts of the building;
(c) show exact locating of essential services, for example, water closet, sink, bath including the water supply and drainage line;
(d) include sectional drawing showing clearly the size of footings, thickness of basement wall, wall construction size and spacing of framing members, floor slabs and roof slabs with their materials and
size and locations of doors, windows and other openings. The section shall indicate the height of building and rooms and also the height of the parapets and the drainage and the slope of the roof. At least one section should be taken through the staircase;

(e) schedule showing calculations and designs in respect of RCC work, if any, involving structural engineering such as roof, slabs, columns, frame etc.
(f) show all streets elevations:
(g) indicate details of served privy, if any.
(h) give dimensions of the project portions beyond the permissible building line;
(i) include terrace plan indicating the drainage and the slope of the roof;
(j) give indications of the north point relative to the plan, and the scale used;
(k) schedule of built up area floor-wise, F.A.R.., proposed schedule of set backs and coverage; and
(l) for commercial building, indicate the placement and size of display boards;
(ii) Building Plan for High rise/Special buildings :- For high rise buildings and for special buildings like educational, assembly institutional, industrial, storage and hazardous and mixed occupancies with any of the aforesaid occupancies having area more than 500 square meters the following additional information shall be furnished or indicated in the Building Plan in addition to the items given in item
(i) above as applicable:
(a) access to fire appliances/vehicles with details of vehicular turning circle and clear motor-able access way around the building;
(b) size (width) of main and alternate staircase along with balcony approach, corridor, ventilated lobby approach;
(c) location and details of lift enclosures ;
(d) location and size of fire lift;
(e) smoke stop lobby/door, where provided;
(f) refuse chutes, refuse chamber, service duct;
(g) vehicular parking space;
(h) refuse area, if any;
(i) details of building services,- Air-conditioning system with position of fire dampers, mechanical ventilation system, electrical services, boilers, gas pipes;
(j) details of exits including provision of ramps, etc. for hospitals and special risks;

(k) location of generator, transformer and switch gear room;
(l) smoke exhauster system, if any;
(m) details of fire alarm system net work;
(n) location of centralized control, connecting all fire alarm system, built-infire protection arrangements and public address system, etc.,
(o) location and dimensions of static water storage tank and pump room along with fire service inlets for mobile pumps and water storage tank;
(p) location and details of fixed fire protection installations such as sprinklers, wet risers hose-reels, drenchers, carbon-di-oxide installations, and
(q) location and details of first aid fire fighting equipment or installations.
(iii) In respect of high rise buildings, the following additional information shall be given in addition to the information accompanying the notice, that is to say;
(a) (i) Urban Planning;
- Land use as per Master Plan
- Land use as per Zonal Plan (if any)
- Land use as per Layout Plan (if any)
- Proposed density;
(b) Traffic Planning;
- Width of existing road
- Width of proposed road
- Provision of entry and exist.
- Provision of service road.
- A comprehensive circulation plan of the plot and of its adjoining areas.
- Arrangements for parking vehicles;
(c) Fire prevention, fighting and protection Planning;
- Details of fire detection and fire fighting arrangement.
(d) Planning of Services :
- Internal Water, sewerage, drainage, power, telecommunication, garbage disposal and scavenging of common spaces.
- Peripheral water, sewerage, drainage, power.

- Trunk water, sewerage, drainage, power, telecommunication and garbage disposal.
(e) Architecture :
- Plans of each floor
- Necessary number of cross sections.
- Elevation of each sides.
- Details of toilet blocks and kitchen
- Details of landscaping from Electric poles telephone poles.
- System of power connections from Electric poles, Telephone poles, Dust bins numbering, parking of different vehicles, covering of drains, over-head tanks, underground water tank, tree plantation landscaping.
(7) Service Plan. - Plans, elevations and sections of private water supply and sewerage disposal system , if any, shall also be included. In case of building having more than three stories, elevation and scheme of the services shall also be included.
(8) Specification. (i) Specifications both general and detailed, giving type and grade of materials to be used, duly signed by the licensed architect, structural engineer, engineer, supervisor or town planner, as the case may be, shall accompany the notice.
(ii) Every application for permission for sub-division of land shall also be accompanied by the following statements:-
(a) a statement contained general specifications of all improvements proposed to be made within the area e.g. grading and paving of roads and lanes, provision of gutters, side drains, provisions for sufficient, safe and assured water supply, arrangement of sewage disposal, street lighting and development of parks and Play-fields and public utility;
(b) the purpose for which land is to be used and particulars of proposed distribution of land under different uses;
(c) general specifications of the material to be used, estimated cost of the proposed development of the area; and
(d) any other statement required by the Authority. 
(9) Supervision. - The notice shall be further accompanied by a certificate in form in Appendix B by the licensed architect, structural engineer, engineer, supervisor or town planner, as the case may be undertaking the supervision.(10) Certificate of structural design.- In high rise buildings, a certificate about structural stability duly signed by a structural engineer, along with all relevant calculations shall accompany the notice".
(11) Proof of title etc.- Every notice shall be accompanied by the following as evidence of applicant's right, title or interest in the land or plot, namely :-
(a) attested copy of the original sale deed, lease deed, or any other document under which right, title or interest in land or plot is claimed;
(b) attested copy of the khasra plan and khatauni record, if any;
(b)(i) attested copy of No Objection Certificate from Nazul (provided that in case the No Objection Certificate for the entire approved layout has been taken from the concerned Nazul Authority, Individual plot owners in the layout shall not be required to submit Individual No Objection Certificates from the Nazul authority) :
(Provided also that No Objection Certificate from the concerned Nazul authority shall be required only for the first application to erect, re-erect or construct a building. In no case shall a No Objection Certificate from the concerned Nazul authority for construction of the upper floors be required if the Ground floor has already been approved earlier by the Authority).
(c) other documents acceptable to the Authority. In case of lease hold plots, the lessee shall have to prove that he is entitled to construct on the lease hold plot. 
(12) For buildings which need the approval of the Art Commission under rule 36, Such approval shall accompany the notice.
(13) In any area designated in the development plan for agricultural use, forest houses shall be permissible subject to the following conditions and such other conditions as may be imposed by the authority :-
(i) Minimum size of the plot shall be 4045 Sq. m. (one acre)
(ii) Maximum F.A.R. shall be 0.10
(iii) The maximum height of structure shall be 6.5 meters with sloping roof.
(iv) The Forest House shall have a minimum of 200 live trees per acre to be planted before the application for building constructions is made to the Authority for approval.

(v) The Forest House shall only be permitted on that land which is accessible by public passage/road, or the area layout plan approved by the Director.
(vi) The Forest House Shall have minimum 10 meters set back from all sides.
18. Preparation and signing of plans:-- The licensed architect, structural engineer, engineer, supervisor or town planner, as the case may be, shall prepare and duly sign any plans and shall indicate his name, address, qualifications and license number as allotted by the Authority. The plans shall also be duly signed by the owner indicating his address. The type of buildings to be undertaken by the licensed professionals shall be as given in rule 26.
19. Notice for alteration only:--- When the notice is only for an alteration of the building, only such plans and statements, as may be necessary, shall accompany the notice.
20. Notice for land adjoining the Government Property:--- In case of a notice of intention to erect, re-erect or make alteration in a building or to made enlarge any structure abutting on property maintained by Public Works Department, Military or other Government Departments, the notice and plan shall be in sufficient numbers to enable the Authority to forward one set each to the appropriate department for report before the permission is granted. The Government Department shall report to the authority within two weeks from the date of the receipt of the notice and plans whether or not they have any objection to the proposed construction, and give brief reasons for objection, if any. If no reply is received within two weeks or within such further period as may be extended by the Authority, from the Government Department, the authority shall be free to consider the question of sanctioning the plan.
21. Fees:--- (1) Validity of Notice subject to payment of fees:--- No notice as referred to in rule 16 shall be deemed valid unless the person giving notice has paid the application fees for the time being in force to the Authority and an attested copy of receipt of such payment is attached with the notice.
(2) In case the authority after processing the application of building permit, the building permission/ development permission fees shall be charged by Authority prior issuance of such building/ development permits as prescribed under sub-rule 3.
(3) Scale of Fees:--- The scale of fee shall be as under :-- 

(a) "Under section 29 of the Act, the fee for permission of development of any land, shall be equivalent to 0.25 percent of the guideline rate of the area of applied land specified by the Collector Stamp for the year".
(b) For permission for building other than high rise buildings:--                                                                

Item No. Type of construction Built up area Free Rs. Chargeable
Sqm to Sqm
1 2 3 4 5
1 A building intended to be exclusively for residence 0 75 200.00
76 125 350.00
126 200 600.00
201 300 900.00
301 400 1200.00
401 600 2000.00
601 750 2500.00
751 1000 3500.00
1001 1250 5000.00
1251 1500 7000.00
1501 2000 10000.00
2001 2500 15000.00
above 2500   25000.00
2 A building intended to be used as
shops, store, house, factory or carrying
on trade of business or any other
commercial or industrial purpose.
Fees specified in item No.1 together with additional charge of 50% of such amount of fees, except that for a built up area above 2500 sq.m. the fees chargeable shall be Rs.40,000.00.
3 A building intended to be used as
administrative block in a factory
Fees as prescribed in item No.1
4 A building intended to be used for
shops cum residence purpose.
Fees specified in item No.1 together with an additional chage of 50% of such mount of fees.
5 A building intended to be used as
Cinema Theatres.
Up to 800 seating capacity Rs.15,000.00
Above 800 seating capacity Rs.25,000.00
6 A building intended to be used for any
Social Charitable, culture, Educationa
purposes, Dharmshala and similar
types of building and for any other
purpose not specifically provided for.
50% of fees specified in item No.4.
7 Addition or alteration with built up area
or external addition or alteration which
does not add to the built up area such
as courtyard, compound wall,
alteration in elevation or roofing such
as tiles to A.C. Sheet of flat surface,
additional opening or closing not
covered by provision to sub-rule (1) of
Rule 14.
Rs. 50 in each case of building mentioned in item
1, 3 and 6 Rs.200.00 in each case of building
mentioned in item No.2, 4 and 5.
8 In case of addition or alteration in the
proposed plan
Up to 5%
Above 5%
to 10%
above 10%
Nil Rs.50.00
according to
the rule shall
be necessary
9 Revalidation of the building permission 10% of the amount of fees charged originally in respect of the building concerned

(c) For permission for high rise buildings :-      

Item No Type of Construction Fees Chargeable in rupess
1 A building intended to be used
exclusively for residence.
Rs. 10.00 Per Sq.M. floor area space.
2 A building intended to be used as
shops, stores, house, factory or for
carrying on trade or business or any
other commercial or industrial
Fees as prescribed in item No.1 with
additional charges of 100% of amount of fees.
3 A building intended to be used as
administrative block in a factory.
Fees as prescribed in Item No.1
4 A building intended to be used for
shop-cum-residence purposes.
Fees specified in item No.1 together with additional charges of 50% of such amount of fees.
5 A building intended to be used for
any special, charitable cultural,
educational purpose including
hospital. School. club Dharmashala
and similar type of building and for
any other purpose not specifically
provided for.
50% of fees specified for item No.1.

(4) Standard Plan Permission:-
Each authority shall keep a set of approved standard building plans for plot size up to 150 Square meters for various area in the city. In case the owner of a plot up to 150 Sq. M. plot area in an approved and authorized layout wishes to construct his residence as per one of the standard approved plans available with the Authority, he may apply to the Authority in the prescribed format and indicating his choice of the standard approved plan along with the requisite fees and his ownership documents. The receipt of payment received from the Authority in such case shall be considered as authorized building permission, provided that in case a plot is not part of an approved and authorized layout, prior planning permission under Section 29 of the Act shall be necessary.
22. Withdrawal of application. - The owner withdraw his application and plans at any time before sanction and such withdrawal shall terminate all proceedings with respect to such application, in the event of submission of a fresh application within a period of one year from the date of such withdrawal, the fee paid shall be adjusted toward fee payable for fresh application. In no case the fees once paid shall be refunded.
23. Duration of sanction. - The sanction once accorded shall remain valid up to three years. The permission shall be got revalidated before the expiration of this period. Such revalidation may be permitted for two consecutive terms of one year each, after which proposals shall have to be submitted afresh.
24. Deviation during construction. - If during the construction of a building any departure {excepting for items as given in clause (i) of proviso to sub-rule (1) of rule 14] from the sanctioned plan is made the authority may permit such deviations at the time of issuing of occupancy permit, but no deviation shall be permitted by the authority relating to the following building control parameters:-
(a) Front M.O.S.
(b) Building Height
(c) Parking/ Public utility space.
25. Revocation of permission. - The Authority may revoke any permission issued under the provisions of these rules wherever there has been any false statement or any misrepresentation of any material fact in the application on which the permission was based.
26 Licensing of Architect/ Engineer, etc...- (1) The Authority may issue licenses in form given in Appendix C to Architects, Structural Engineers, Engineers, Supervisors and Town Planner, who posses the minimum qualifications as laid down in sub-rule (2).
(2) The minimum Qualification prescribed for the issue of license to an Architect, Engineer etc. is given in column 2 against each:-

Designation Minimum Qualification
1. Architect Architects registered under the Architects Act,1972.
2. Structural Engineer. Graduate in Civil Engineering of recognized Indian or Foreign University and Chartered Engineer or Associate Member in Civil Engineering Division of Institution of Engineers (India) or equivalent Overseas Institution with three years experience in Structural Engineering practice with designing and field work:
Provided that the three years experience shall be relaxed to :
(a) two years in case of post-graduate degree of recognized Indian or Foreign University with branch of Structural Engineering.
(b) One year in case of Doctorate in Structural Engineering.
3. Engineer The Corporate Membership (Civil) of the Institution of Engineers (India) or such Degree or Diploma in Civil, Municipal or Structural Engineering which makes him eligible for such membership.
4. Supervisor The qualification in Architecture or Engineering equivalent to the minimum qualification prescribed for direct recruitment to non-gazette service as Architectural assistant or sub-engineer by the Government of India or the State Government with 5 years experience in building design, construction and supervision.
Associate Membership of the Institute of Town Planner or Post Graduate Degree or Diploma in Town & Country
5. Town Planner Planning which makes him eligible for such membership or recognized by the state Government for the post of Assistant Director, Town planning Holding a degree in Architecture or Civil Engineering or equivalent thereto: or Post Diploma in Town Planning and Architecture from recognized Board with ten years experience in Town Planning, Development and supervision :
Provided that no person who immediately before the coming into force of these rules, in any area, was holding a license from any municipal corporation/ from municipal council for carrying out any work which is now in this rule included within the competence of a
supervisor shall be refused a license to work as Supervisor merely on the ground of qualification prescribed in the rule."

 (3) Any person desirous of getting a license under this rule shall apply to the Authority with attested copies of:-
(i) Certificates on which the claim is based; and
(ii) Receipt in token of payment of license fee.
(4) the Authority granting a license shall maintain a register giving therein the details of the person to whom license is issued or renewed.
(5) The license shall be valid for period of one year and renewable for the like period.
(6) Fee - The annual fee for grant of license shall be as under:-
(1) for Architect, Structural Engineer, Engineer and Town planner. - Rs.500.00
(2) for Supervisor - Rs. 250.00
(3) for Group or Agency - Rs.1250.00
(7) A license may be renewed for similar period after the expiry of the period of the original license on payment of fee prescribed in sub-rule(6).
(8) Competence of the license. - license shall work in accordance with the terms of his license.       

(9) A licensed Architect/Structural engineer/Engineer/Supervisor/Town Planner shall be competent to perform the duties indicated under each:-
(A) Architect-Competence.- The licensed Architect shall be competent to carryout the work related to the permission for building and shall be entitled to submit:-
1(a) all plans and information connected with permission for all building irrespective of size and height;
(b) structural details and calculations for residential buildings on plot up to 500 square meters and up to three storey's or 11 meters in height;
(c) certificate of supervision and completion of all buildings;
(d) all plans and related information connected with permission for development of area up to 1 hectare; and
(e) certificate of supervision for development of land area upto 1 hectare.
(B) Structural Engineer-Competence.- The licensed Structural Engineer shall be competent to carry out the work relating to permission of building etc., and shall be entitled to submit:-
2(a) All plans and information connected with permission for residential buildings on plot up to 500 Sqm. and up to three stories or 11 m in height.
(b) The structural details and calculation for all buildings;
(c) Certificate of supervision and completion of all buildings;
(d) All plans and related information connected with permission for development of area up to one hectare;
(e) certificates of supervision for development of land area up to one hectare.
(C) Engineer-Competence.- The licensed Engineer shall be competent to carry out the work related to the permission for building as given below and shall be entitled to submit :-
3(a) all plans and information connected with residential building on plot up to 300 sqm. and up to two stories or 7.5 m in height.
(b) structural details and calculation for all buildings up to 500 sqm and four Stories (15m);                 

(c) certificate of Supervision and completion for all buildings;
(d) all plans and related information connected with permission for development of area up to 1 hectare; and
(e) Certificate of supervision for development of land area up to 1 hectare.
(D) Supervisor-Competence.- The licensed Supervisor shall be entitled to submit:-
(a) all plans and related information connected with the permission for residential buildings up to 200 sqm. and up to two stories or 7.5 meters height;
(b) Certificate of supervision for buildings in (a).
(E) Town Planner-Competence. - The licensed Town Planner shall be entitled to submit:-
(a) all plans and related information connected with permission for development of all areas;
(b) Certificate of supervision for development of land of all areas.
(F) Group or Agency. - When an agency or group of qualified architects, engineers, town planners is practicing, then the qualification and competence of work shall be the combination of the individual qualisfications and competence.
27. Grant of permission or refusal.-(1) The Authority may either sanction or refuse the plans and specification or may sanction them with such modifications or directions as it may deem necessary and thereupon shall communicate its decisions to the person giving the notice(see Appendix-D).
(2) In case of proposal for development work, if in the opinion of the Authority, the layout of plots. or alignment of the street or access away is not adopted to or would detrimentally affect the layout or development of adjoining lands, the authority shall require the applicant to alter the layout as deemed necessary. The details of layout of roads. of quality not less than 150mm. W. B. M. Road, laying of water supply drainage lines to meet the requirement of water supply and sewage affluent of the population to the level of the municipal main, as decided by the Authority shall be furnished to the entire satisfaction of the Authority or the owner may deposit an amount equal to the expenses for such development, as estimated by the Authority.
28. Limitation period for grant or refusal of permission.- If within period prescribed in sub-section (5) of Section 30 of the Act, the Authority fails to intimate in writing to the person, who has given the notice, of its refusal of sanction, the notice with its plans and statements shall be deemed to have been sanctioned. Subject to the condition mentioned in this rule, nothing shall be construed to authorize any person to do anything in contravention of or against the terms of lease or titles of the land or against any other law operating on the site of the work.
29. Reasons to be given when permission refused.- In the case of refusal the Authority shall give the reasons and relevant provisions of the rule which the plans contravene. The Authority shall as far as possible advise all the objections to the plans and specifications in the first instance itself and ensure that no new objections are raised when they are resubmitted after compliance of earlier objections.
30. Owner to resubmit plan complying with objections.- Once the plan has been scrutinized and objections have been pointed out, the owner or person giving notice shall modify the plan to comply with the objections raised and resubmit it. The Authority shall scrutinize the re-submitted plan and if there be further objections, the plan shall be rejected.
31. Responsibilities and duties of the owner.- (1) Neither the granting of the permit nor the approval of drawings and specifications nor inspections made by the Authority during erection of the building shall in any way relieve the owner of such building from full responsibility for carrying out the work accordance with the requirements of these rules.
(2) Every owner shall-
(a) permit the Authority or person authorized by it or the Building Officer or person duly authorized by him to enter the building or premises for which the permit has been granted at any reasonable time for the purpose of ensuring the compliance of these rules;
(b) submit a document of ownership or right or interest in relation to the site;
(c) obtain, where applicable, from the Authority, permission relating to building, zoning, grades, sewers, water-mains, plumbing, signs, blasting, street, occupancy, electricity, highways and all other permission, required in connection with the proposed work;
(d) give notice to the Authority of the intention to start work on the building site( See Appendix-E);
(e) give notice in writing to the Building Officer to arrange inspection when the work reaches plinth level (See Appendix- F)
(f) give written notice to the Authority regarding completion of work described in the permission (See Appendix-G) ; and
(g) obtain permission for occupancy (See Appendix-H) from the Authority prior to any:-                         

(i) Occupancy of the building or part there-of after construction or alteration of that building or part; or
(ii) change in the class of occupancy of any building or part thereof;
(h) Upon the request of the owner, the authority will issue occupancy certificate of the building within 30 days from the receipt of such request. If such permission is not issued within 30 days from receipt of the application or suitable instruction for changes have not been issued by the authority within the period it would be deemed that the occupancy permission has been issued as per clause (g).
(3) In case of owner failing in fulfilling the responsibilities and duties, the building officer will take action as per the relevant provisions of M.P. Municipal Corporation Act, 1956 (No.23 of 1956) and M.P. Municipalities Act, 1961 (No.37 of 1961)
32. Temporary occupancy. - Omitted.
33. Documents at site. - (1) Where tests of any materials are made to ensure conformity with the requirements of these rules, records of the test data shall be kept available for inspection during the construction of the building and for such period thereafter as required by the Authority.
(2) The person to whom a permission is issued shall during construction keep-
(a) post in conspicuous place on the property in respect of which the permission was issued, a copy of the permission for building and or development, as the case may be; and
(b) a copy of the approved drawings and specifications referred to in –rule 17 on the property in respect of which the permission was issued.
34. Inspection.- (1) Generally all construction or work for which permission is required shall be subject to inspection by the Authority and certain types of construction involving unusual hazards or requiring constant inspection shall have continuous inspection by special inspectors appointed by the Authority. 
(2) Inspection, where required, shall be made within 7 days following the receipt of notice after which period the owner shall be free to continue the construction according to the sanctioned plan. At the first inspection, the Authority shall determine to the best of its ability that the building has been located in accordance with the approved site plans. The final inspection of the completion of the work shall be made within 21 days following the receipt of notice.

(3) When inspection of any construction operation reveals that any lack of safety precaution exist, the Authority shall have right to direct the owner to stop the work immediately until the necessary remedial measure to remove the violation of safety precautions are taken.
35. Demolition of Building.- Before a building is demolished, the owner shall notify having service connections within the building such as water, electric, gas, sewer, and other connections. A permission to demolish a building shall not be issued until a release is obtained from the utilities stating that their respective service connections and appurtenant equipment, such as meters and regulators have been removed or sealed and plugged in a safe manner.
36. Architectural control. - (1) Compliance with the previous provisions of these rules is adequate for normal building, But for major public building complexes or buildings coming up in an important area or monumental buildings in cities, the aesthetics of the whole scheme may also have to be examined, vis-à-vis existing structures. In addition, any development which may mark the general characteristics and environment of historical, architectural or other monuments should also be subject to the provisions of this rule.
Note.- This clause is intended to very few structures to come up in the vicinity of historically important structures or monuments recognized or declared under any law for the time being in force and the scrutiny shall be limited to the external architectural features only so as to ensure an aesthetic continuance of the existing structures with the new.
(2) The Authority may, with the approval of the Government, appoint an Art Commission for examining schemes of such buildings. This Commission may consist of elite of city , such as an architect, engineer, sculptor, painter, writer, landscape specialist and well known representatives of the town , city or area concerned. 
(3) The Commission may select only the important buildings as in sub-rule (i) and examine the same. The Licensed Architect, Structural Engineer, Engineer, Supervisor or Town planner as the case may be, who has signed the plan may be examined either alone or with the owner. A study of the plan elevations, models etc. shall be made. The architect shall explain in general terms the purposes which the building is to serve and the main conditions which have influenced him in preparing the design. The Commission after full discussion, may communicate their decision in writing to the parties concerned. The Commission may recommend a change in the whole scheme or suggest modifications in the existing scheme. 
(4) The Art Commission may also advise the Government, on schemes which will beautify the city and add to its cultural vitality.