CMDA Regularisation Scheme 2017 (Tamil Nadu)

Updated on Aug 01, 2020

Overview

The Housing and Urban Development Department of the state government, Tamil Nadu introduced Amnesty scheme under which the unapproved layout plots existing in both from urban and rural areas in the whole state can be regularized.

In Tamil Nadu state there are almost fourteen lakhs unapproved plots or properties which have been identified by the buyers who were previously unaware of the benefits of having these properties. The regularization process will help these buyers in protecting the interest by giving them admittance to critical infrastructure. Until now, almost forty per cent of these plots are already regularized under the scheme. The property holders have time until November 3 to get the benefits from the programme and prevent penalty.

Background

The Tamil Nadu state government initiated the scheme after informing the Tamil Nadu Regularisation, and Unapproved Layout and Plot Rules 2017. They notified after the high court of Madras inflicted a ban on September 2016 because of registering the unapproved plots in Tamil Nadu and the government was entitled to provide the legitimate rules and regulations. However, the ban was lifted later-on. After that, according to the government order, an amendment was done, and the period of the scheme was stretched to eighteen months from one year.

According to the rules and regulations, the individual plot owners and layout promoters for the unauthorized plots are supposed to apply for the regularization. However, the properties fall under two categories, the suspense and features under the range of CDMA (Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority) and the other ones under the scope of DTCP (Directorate of Town and Country Planning).

Primarily, the scheme did not do well in the market as the response from the property owners was not very good. The problem happened due to a lack of information among the plot owners, and the high penalty rate did not interest them. Plus, most of them did not understand the complex application and registration process for the DTCP and CDMA range. However, almost 5.5 lakhs layout framework and plots have been registered under the scheme along with vast applications from the CDMA area.

A lot of confusion also arose because of the complete difference of the regularization methods under DTCP and CDMA. For example, the owner of some unapproved plot in DTCP area had to provide the entire layout framework of the whole layout as per its location.

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria under the scheme are:

  • The building of the property must be completed before or on July 1, 2007.
  • The unapproved layouts are qualified for regularization If all or some parts of the plots were sold by registered sale action as per the date October 20, 2016.
  • Plus, every sold and unsold properties are suitable for regularization if a sale deed sold one part of the whole number of plots before or on October 20, 2016.
  • The owners of the plots and layout promoters should furnish all the formalities and copies of the sale deed to keep as a proof for the sold plots. 
  • Agreement for selling and General Power of Attorney won't be considered.

Penalty

The penalty under this scheme will be regulated if the property owners were unable to fulfil all the formalities within the given time. The government of Tamil Nadu has ordered that the plots and properties will not get access to necessary utilities like water supply, sewage facilities, drainage, power connection etc. if the owners fail to regularize as per the given date. Plus, the Building Plan allowance won't be provided by the authorities of the unapproved plots. After the deadline is exhausted, the registration for the unapproved plots or properties for the relocation of ownership must not be entertained.

Documents needed 

The concerned authorities must allow the assessment order for property tax, the sale deed along with the conveyed built-up area, electricity bill with the individual's name on it, notice given by CDMA as the proof of building as per the cut-off date.

Even if the whole process is done online, the individuals are supposed to jam the CDMA and DTCP offices for submitting the details such as building plan, structure stability certificates, proof of building, patta, PLR extract, affidavit, FMB sketch before or on July 1, 2007.

Official Website

You will be able to find more details about this scheme here.

Registration Process

Step 1: Visit the online portal and choose the box CDMA area. Now, click on User Registration.

Step 2: You will be redirected to the registration page and fill the details to register yourself.

Login Process

Step 1: Visit the online portal and choose the CDMA area box. Now, click on the user login

Step 2: Login using the email and password and you will be redirected to the info page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the CDMA Regularisation scheme?

CMDA regularization scheme is an amnesty scheme launched by the Tamil Nadu government for the regularization of the unauthorized plots and unapproved layout plots existing in both from urban and rural areas in the whole state can be regularized.

Q. Was the scheme banned by the supreme court?

Yes. The Tamil Nadu state government initiated the scheme after informing the Tamil Nadu Regularisation, and Unapproved Layout and Plot Rules 2017. They notified after the high court of Madras inflicted a ban on September 2016 because of registering the unapproved plots in Tamil Nadu and the government was entitled to provide the legitimate rules and regulations.

Q. What is the provisions for penalty under the scheme?

The penalty under this scheme will be regulated if the property owners were unable to fulfil all the formalities within the given time. The government of Tamil Nadu has ordered that the plots and properties will not get access to necessary utilities like water supply, sewage facilities, drainage, power connection etc. if the owners fail to regularize as per the given date.

Q. Can an individual plot owner apply for the scheme?

Yes, individual plot owners can apply for the regularization of the scheme, but it will be done in two steps where the owner is supposed to submit the drawings entire building and pictures for the unit he owns.

Q. If one of my family members is the joint owner, and they are currently out of town. Can I apply for this scheme without them?

Yes, you can but only after getting the authorization from the joint owner.

Q. Do I have to make any payment online?

Yes, the payments include Regulsarization charges, Parking charges for needed two-wheelers and shortfall in cars, Premium charges for FSI, Total FSI charges of multiple areas of Amenities charges and infrastructure, Scrutiny fee and OSR charges

Q. Can I print out the online application?

Yes, you can.


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WRITTEN BYVarsha Verma

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