The process to obtain a no-objection certificate (NOC) for compliance to fire safety norms in the city will be completely online from April 1 to avoid delays due to incorrect documents.
In the Jaipur Municipal Corporation-Greater, over 700 applications of fire NOC are pending as most of the applications had missing or faulty documents.
Paras Jain, chairperson of the fire safety committee in JMC-Greater said, “We want to make the process of issuing fire NOC completely fair in Jaipur and for this, the whole process will be online from next month. For new applications and renewals of existing fire NOC, the whole process will be online. The number of pending applications is high in renewal requests as there are issues with documentation. In the offline process, there is a lack of transparency, and fire NOCs can be issued even without checking all the documents, which we want to stop.”
Recently, JMC-Greater mayor Somya Gurjar and commissioner Mahendra Soni issued fire NOC to about 100 establishments in the city. The mayor had said that all those establishments who are eligible for fire NOC must apply for it as incidents of fire usually rise during summer and these must be prevented.
Jain said that from this month itself, seven-member teams with the councillor of a particular area, three members from the fire safety committee, the deputy commissioner of the concerned zone, and the chief fire officer will start random inspections to check fire safety measures in buildings across the city.
Last month, the fire committee of JMC-Greater in a meeting decided that any building in the city without a fire NOC will be sealed. Officials will also take action against buildings that have already taken fire NOC but have not installed fire safety equipment or existing equipment is not working properly. The JMC-Greater administration is also working to increase fire safety equipment with the civic body.