Questions and Queries related to Akrama Sakrama

1). What is FAR?

2). What is Setback?

3). What is height restriction?

4). What is Zonal Regulation?

5). What are the eligibility conditions of the property to apply for the regularisation?

6). How much is the scrutiny fee?

7). How much is the regularisation fee?

8). When the scrutiny fee and the regularisation fee has to be paid?

9). Who can apply for the regularisation?

10). What are the documents that are required to be submitted for the regularisation?

11). What type of properties are eligible for regularisation?

12). Will there be a check on the documents submitted?

13). Where shall I submit the application?

14). Where can I get the application?

15). Can I submit the application online?

16). What will happen, if the violation and deviation is not regularised?

17). How to reduce the deviation or violation to bring to the parameters set by the Government?

18). Who has to pay the regularisation fee? ( in case of apartments-unauthorised floor)

All the queries and questions will be answered soon through a booklet and will be widely published by the Government/BBMP soon.

For.Further Details contact the BBMP after the notification is issued.




The Government of Karnataka will notify the AKRAMA-SAKRAMA Scheme, may be from 02-01-2017 and the applications can be submitted till April, 2017.

In a bid to thwart any attempt to bring in a STAY ORDER, the Government has submitted a CAVEAT in the Supreme Court of India.

The Scheme will be enforced subject to the Supreme Court directives.

It is estimated that there are over 10,00,000 properties which have deviated from the sanctioned building plan and over few lakh sites which are in the revenue belt and DC Converted in unauthorised layouts.

B katha sites, if, eligible can regularise and the buildings with a deviation and violation of 50% in case of residential buildings and 25% in case of commercial buildings can be regularised under this scheme.

The state government on Saturday decided to invite applications from property owners for regularisation of illegal properties within the limits of the Bruhat Bangalore Mahangara Palike (BBMP).

A high-level meeting of BBMP, BDA and Urban Development department chaired by CM Siddaramaiah resolved to give four months time to the public to submit their applications for regularisation.

The state government, after resolving a few technical issues within the scheme, has finally decided to issue an official notification inviting applications from the public. Addressing media persons, Bengaluru Development Minister KJ George said, “The government has set a deadline of four months to submit applications by the public. Those properties built before 19 October 2013 are eligible for regularisation.” Elaborating further, George said, “There will not be any change in the fee structure which is based on the guidance value of the property.

All residential properties with 50 per cent deviation and commercial properties with 25 per cent deviation will be eligible to apply under the scheme.

Public can submit their applications online as well as manually at BBMP offices. Any property, which has deviation and had failed to apply under the scheme, will be mapped and mercilessly demolished after the end of the deadline.”




127 unauthorised layouts identified within BDA limits

 With 127 unauthorised residential layouts being identified within the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) limits, the government has constituted a high-level committee, headed by the Additional Chief Secretary, to prescribe guidelines for tackling them and also curb formation of new illegal layouts.

Disclosing this while replying to Janata Dal (S) member K. Gopalaiah during question hour in the Assembly on Tuesday, Bengaluru Development Minister K.J. George said the government would decide on its future course of action based on the recommendation of the high-level committee.

Though the sub-committee constituted by the BDA had decided to demolish some of the unauthorised layouts, it had not been possible to go ahead as most were fully developed in the wake of the BBMP providing khata and plan sanctions for building houses, he noted.

Though the government issued a notification for regularising the unauthorised layouts in May 2014, this had been challenged in the Karnataka High Court and the matter is pending.

To another question, the minister said 783 posts of the total 1,267 in the BDA are vacant.

Encroachments on Thippagondanahalli reservoir to be cleared

BELAGAVI: Bengaluru Development Minister K.J. George on Tuesday assured the Assembly of clearing encroachments along the catchment area as well as tankbed of Thippagondanahalli reservoir.

He also promised measures to prevent industries from releasing effluents into the reservoir, which was once a major source of drinking water for the city.


Increase in BBMP zones

BELAGAVI: The State government has initiated the process of increasing the total number of administrative zones in the BBMP from eight to 10 for improving efficiency, according to Bengaluru Development Minister K.J. George.

Replying to BJP member Arvind Limbavali during question hour on Tuesday, the minister said directions in this regard had already been given to the authorities concerned. A joint commissioner would be appointed for each of the zone to manage the administration, he said.



BBMP property tax assessment

With large properties like malls and tech parks being embroiled in ru the most number of property tax disputes in the city, the civic body has now decided to re-audit all such big properties – tech parks, malls, apartments and industrial units – for property tax assessment.

M.K. Gunasekhar, chairman, Taxation and Finance Committee, BBMP, said on Tuesday that the on-ground station survey of these properties would be completed within two months on a short-term tender. “We have decided to survey 51 shopping malls, 77 tech parks, 4,406 apartments and 4,834 industrial units,” he said.

The heart of most of the property tax suits is not a refusal to pay but an “under declaration” during self-assessment of properties. The dispute has been over the assessment of properties by the BBMP and the property owners in aspects like the tax slab, declaring parking areas and other such places, which BBMP hopes they will discover during the special drive.

“The station survey will discover multiple cases of under declaration and property tax evasion which will increase the revenue for the civic body. This will also help us settle disputes and avoid future legal disputes,” Mr. Gunasekhar said.

Such cross-verification or resurvey by the civic body is in fact mandated by the SAS for Property Tax. The SAS, when it came into force in 2000, mandated a cross-verification of 5 per cent of properties every year, which was raised to 10 per cent in 2009-10. By these standards, all the properties in the city should have been cross-verified at least once by now. However, no such systemic random sampling of properties for cross verification has been done till date.

When quizzed on the measures taken to bring those properties outside the tax net to bring into the net, Mr. Gunasekhar said that the station survey of large properties in the tax net would be followed by efforts to survey such properties as well. He further added that BWSSB water tanks and underground fuel tanks at petrol pumps will also be taxed henceforth.

BBMP collects Rs. 22 crore from November 9

The civic body has collected over Rs. 22 crore of which Rs. 12 crore in cash and the rest in cheque, demand draft and other instruments towards payment of property tax since November 9, following the demonetisation of high-value currency. “This is only marginally higher than our usual collection during this period of the year,” said Mr. Gunasekhar.


Shopping malls – 51

Tech Parks – 77

Apartments – 4,406

Industrial units – 4,834

There are over 4,406 apartment complexes, 90% have deviated and violated all the laws of this country and are not paying right amount of taxes.

In many apartment complexes, properties are rented out or leased, but while making property tax payment, they deliberately falsified or lied to the BBMP that it is for their OWN USE OR SELF OCCUPATION. Even such, tax evasion is under scrutiny.




The BBMP has proposed to widen the already widened Bannergatta road, in varying extents, as it may be necessary and appropriate orders have been passed.

The land losers will get only TDR (Transferable Development Rights) in the ratio of 1:2.

Hope the traffic situation will improve with the road widening.


Finally, the High Court has dismissed the petitions against the collection of Betterment charges or Improvement charges on DC Converted Properties, (full extent as in the OM) or those who have executed the affidavit at the time of obtaining katha for the entire or full extent,  stating that as and when the BBMP begins the collections, the charges will be paid, can pay the charges now.  The BBMP may issue a circular in this regard very soon.