Andhra Pradesh State Affordable Housing Policy, 2015

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Government of Andhra Pradesh
Municipal Administration & Urban
Development Department.

Andhra Pradesh State Affordable
Housing Policy, 2015
(For urban areas of AP)

Table of Contents
Definitions

3

List of Acronyms

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1.

Introduction
1.1

Housing Scenario in Andhra Pradesh

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1.2

Vision & Target

8

1.3

Objectives

9

1.4

Strategic initiatives

10

2.

Guidelines and Processes
2.1

Parameters for Affordable Housing

13

2.2

Planning norms

14

2.3

Eligibility for Developers

16

2.4

Eligibility and allotment to beneficiaries

17

2.4.1

Incentives for Beneficiaries

General Process Guidelines

19

2.6

Repair & Maintenance provisions

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Proposed Models for Affordable Housing

3.1

Model 1: Private Developer on Private Land
3.1.1

3.2

3.3

Incentives to private developers under Model 2

Model 3: Government led development
3.3.1

3.4

Incentives to private developers under Model 1

Model 2: Private Developer on Government Land
3.2.1

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2.5

3.

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Incentives to private developers under Model 3

Model 4: Rental Housing

4.

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Annexures

4.1

Dwelling Unit Specifications

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4.2

GoAP’s proposed Land and Approval Process Simplification System

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Definitions
Affordable Housing: Individual dwelling units with a Carpet Area of not more
than 60 sq. mt. and preferably within the price range of 5 times the annual income
of the household as notified, either as a single unit or part of a building complex
with multiple dwelling units.
Affordable Housing Projects: Housing projects where at least 60 percent of the
FAR/ FSI is used for dwelling units of Carpet Area of not more than 60 sq. mts.
The project shall also reserve 15 percent of the total FAR/ FSI or 35 percent of the
total number of dwelling units for EWS category.
Built up area and Plinth Area: As used in this report is, Plinth area shall mean
the built up covered measured at the floor level of the basement or of any storey,
the same as defined in detail in the IS code – IS 3861 : 2002, “Indian Standard
Method of Measurement of Plinth, Carpet and Rentable Areas (Second Revision)”.
Carpet Area for an Affordable Housing Dwelling Unit: The carpet area as used
in this report is the usable and habitable rooms at any floor level (excluding the
area of the wall). While the method of measurement of carpet area will be the same
as in the IS code 3861:2002, it will include carpet area of the living room(s),
bedroom(s), kitchen area, lavatory(s), bathroom(s), and balcony / verandah, if
provided, in accordance with the definition of the Dwelling Unit/Tenement as
provided in the National Building Code, 2005 which is an independent housing
unit with separate facilities for living, cooking and sanitary requirements
FSI (Floor Space Index) or FAR (Floor Area Ratio): The quotient obtained by
dividing the total covered area (plinth area) on all the floors by the area of the plot:
i. FAR = Total covered area of all the floors/ (divided by) Plot Area
TDR (Transferrable Development Rights): TDR means an award specifying the
built up area an owner of a site or plot can sell or dispose or utilize elsewhere, in
lieu of surrendering land free of cost which is required to be set apart or affected
for public purpose as per the Master Plan or in road widening or covered in
recreational use zone, etc. The award is in the form of a TDR Certificate issued by
the Competent Authority

List of Acronyms
MHUPA

Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation

GoI

Government of India

GoAP

Government of Andhra Pradesh

MA & UD

Municipal Administration and Urban Development Department

APHB

Andhra Pradesh Housing Board

APHDB

Andhra Pradesh Housing and Development Board

EWS

Economically Weaker Section

LIG

Low Income Group

MIG

Middle Income Group

HIG

High Income Group

JNNURNM

Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission

IHSDP

Integrated Housing and Slum Development Programme

RAY

Rajiv Awas Yojana

AHP

Affordable Housing in Partnership Scheme

BSUP

Basic Services for Urban Poor

RSS

Rajiv Swagruha Scheme

CAF

Common Application Form

SWC

Single Window Clearance

DCR

Development Control Regulation

FAR

Floor Area Ratio

FSI

Floor Space Index

TDR

Transferrable Development Rights

ULB

Urban Local Body

MC

Municipal Corporation

UDA

Urban Development Authority

SLNA

State Level Nodal Agency

EoI

Expression of Interest

TPI

Third Party Inspection

PMU

Project Management Unit
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1. Introduction
The process of urbanization has been historically associated with important
economic and social transformations. Cities are important drivers of development
and poverty reduction in a holistic perspective, as they concentrate economic
activity, government, commerce and transportation and provide crucial links with
regional, national and international boundaries. Nevertheless rapid and unplanned
urban growth also triggers unsustainable development and unequal sharing of
city’s benefits. Today, despite the comparative advantage of cities, urban areas are
perceived as more unequal than rural areas and hundreds of millions of the world’s
urban poor live in sub-standard conditions.
India’s Urban Population has grown over the past 3-4 decades from 109 million in
1971 to 377 million in 2011 and is expected to grow to almost 600 million by
20301. Large scale migration of India’s 700 million strong rural population will
pose a major challenge for the Housing sector to address in all urban areas. The
lack of cost effective housing is one of India’s most pressing developmental
problems. The Report of the Technical Group on Urban Housing Shortage
(TG-12) (2012-17, Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation) has
estimated the housing shortage in urban areas to be 18.78 million units out of
which 95% of the shortage is in the economically weaker section and low
income group (56.18% in EWS and 39.44% in LIG). It is further estimated that
another 15 million households are situated in “unacceptably congested conditions”.
While India has seen a significant increase in home ownership in the last ten to
fifteen years with various facilitators such as expansion of housing finance
institutions and regulatory and fiscal support, reduced mortgage interest rates,
rising per capita income etc, the benefits of the booming housing market are yet to
reach poorer segments. The EWS, LIG & MIG sections make vital contributions to
the growth of a city; hence, an inclusive city is essential to ensure healthy
urbanization. Given rising land and construction costs, housing has become
unreachable for the EWS, LIG, and MIG sections, especially in urban areas. For
the last many decades, the only suppliers of Affordable Housing stock through
projects for EWS and LIG categories have been public sector entities such as State
Housing Boards and Urban local bodies and Development Authorities.
Ten states contribute about 75% to the total urban area housing
shortage in India, with erstwhile Andhra Pradesh ranking
fourth with a housing shortage of 1.27 million units

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Affordable Housing in Partnership Scheme Guidelines, GoI
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The total urban housing need of India is expected to increase to 44-48 million
units by 2022. MHUPA and State Governments have initiated several demand
side interventions (Capital subsidy for dwelling units, interest subsidy,
infrastructure funding) and supply side interventions (Higher FSI, TDR, liberal
land- use norms) to reduce the challenge of increasing housing shortage. With
changing policy environment, a set of private sector developers and financial
institutions have started developing new models for building and financing
affordable housing.
However given the scale of the problem, current public sector contribution and a
few private players alone cannot address the problem. A drastic scale up to meet
the anticipated housing shortage, calls for radical changes in current policy regime
and maximum co- operation between all relevant stakeholders.
Figure 1: Requirement from key stakeholders

Centre
Appropriate
policy
instruments through
rigorous stakeholder
consultations,
institutional
framework
and
efficient
disbursal
mechanisms

State
Road map- target
and time- line bound
action plan, State
level policy and
incentives

ULBs/
UDAs/
Statutory Bodies
Land and infrastructure
availability, pro- active
engagement
with
private
sector
and
citizens, simple and
streamlined
approval
and allotment process

Urban Development
Authority
Favorable development
control
regulationsHigher FSI/ FAR,
TDR, liberal land- use
mix etc

Banks/
Housing
Finance Institutions
Affordable
lending
rates,
simple
and
streamlined processes,
relaxed
repayment
norms,
stringent
verification processes

Private Developers
Technological
innovation
and
standardization to bring
down construction costs,
pro- active participation
to promote state’s vision
on affordable housing

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1.1 Housing Scenario in Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh (AP) is the eighth largest state in India accounting for 4.1% of the
country’s population. Urban areas in the state are governed under 3 Urban
Development Authorities (UDA), 13 Municipal Corporations (MC) and 75
Municipalities. Around 29.47% of the total population of AP of 49.6 million
(2011), lives in urban areas. Visakhapatnam district has the largest urban
population of 47.5%. Apart from Vishakhapatnam some of the key cities in the
state are Vijaywada, Tirupati, Guntur, Kakinada, Nellore and Kurnool
(Government of Andhra Pradesh, 2014b). Since 2001, the number of towns in the
state has increased by 45%. Faster urbanization can be anticipated given proposed
strategic economic initiatives in the state such as proposed Capital City and
industrial clusters in the Capital City Region, Vizag Chennai Industrial Corridor,
AP Petroleum Chemicals and Petrochemicals Investment Region, etc.

AP has around 12.6 million households.
Housing in the state is currently handled
by various departments such as APHB,
APSHCL, APRSCL, Independent ULBs,
MEPMA, etc.
Majority of MIG and HIG category
houses being constructed are by private
developers, or directly by the home
owners, and a small proportion by
APHB. The affordable housing segmentEWS/ LIG category housing is
undertaken either by APHB or
APSHCL. Private sector participation in
affordable housing projects is virtually
non-existent.

Demand for housing
in the state as per
2011 census is
around 4 million.
If % of households living in rented
accommodation and % of
dilapidated houses to total houses
were to be considered as two of the
parameters for assessing housing
shortage, the geographical
distribution of housing shortage in
AP, would be maximum in districts
of Visakhapatnam/ Krishna/ Guntur,
and West Godavari/ Prakasham/
Nellore respectively.

APHB estimates that of the total housing demand in the state, around 1
million units account for shortage in urban areas of AP.
Table 1: Status of Housing Shortage in urban areas of AP

Category

Housing Shortage
(nos. in lakhs)

Investment reqd. (in
crores)

EWS I

1.5

9, 180

EWS II

1.5

9, 180
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LIG

7

55, 930

TOTAL

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74, 290

To tackle the affordable housing shortage for EWS/ LIG sections in urban
areas of APHB has estimated an investment requirement of Rs. 74, 290 crores
(inc. cost of construction of dwelling unit and infrastructure), translating to a
requirement of Rs. 7,429 crores per year over a 10 year time- frame.
1.2 Vision & Target
The Andhra Pradesh Urban Development Mission (APUDM) which focuses on
nurturing cities in AP to be self-sustaining economic growth engines by creating
basic urban infrastructure gives special emphasis to affordable housing and
education for all, to alleviate poverty, thus opening avenues for bright livelihood
and employment opportunities for the citizens of the AP. Among the expected
outcomes of the AP Urban Development Mission, is –
• Provision of affordable housing to all, particularly the poor and slum
dwellers by 2022.
While increasing housing supply is one dimension, a holistic approach towards
providing affordable housing should emphasise inclusive planning principles that
reflect and support the needs of EWS and LIG families. Aligned to this, AP State
envisions:
“To provide affordable housing that reflects social, economic, physical And
emotional needs of the families, to live with dignity”
Given the huge requirement of 1 million dwelling units in urban areas of AP, a
phased implementation plan with gradual scale- up would be adopted over a 10
year time- frame, mandating a requirement of 2 lakh houses over the next three
years. In the initial phase, affordable housing schemes may be undertaken in the
key Municipal Corporations and the proposed new Capital City of AP
“Amaravati”.
Category
No. of units (million)

Yr 1,2,3
0.2

Yr 4,5,6
0.3

Yr 7,8,9, 10
0.5

TOTAL
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An Illustrative Geographical Distribution of housing demand is elaborated
below:

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• In VUDA area

300,000 units (30%)

• In TUDA area

50,000 units (5%)

• In CRDA area

250,000 units (25%)

• Other
Municipal
Corporation
and
Municipality
areas
(Nellore,
Anantapur,
Kurnool, Kakinada etc)

400,000 units (40%)

While ULBs, UDAs, APHB and other statutory entities will share responsibility of
achieving the above target, GoAP endeavours to implement a series of specific
proactive measures and incentives to encourage maximum private sector
participation in the affordable housing segment in Andhra Pradesh.
1.3 Objectives
In order to achieve the above vision as closely as possible, the AP Affordable
Housing Policy shall have the following objectives:
• To address the housing shortage in AP for all sections of the society with
special emphasis on EWS, LIG, and MIG categories in a time bound manner
• To undertake large scale construction of Affordable Housing (with focus on
EWS & LIG housing) by dovetailing with existing Government of India
schemes and other bilateral/multilateral assistance programmes
• To make housing “liveable and affordable” for EWS/ LIG categories by
prescribing standards for unit cost, size, specifications and planning norms
under the policy
• To promote investments in affordable housing in AP through PPP and attract
private developers Private developers in the construction of EWS/LIG
categories of houses by offering various attractive incentives
• To create affordable rental housing for migrant workers and other urban poor
• To dovetail with existing Central and State Government schemes 2 and other
bilateral/multilateral assistance programmes
• To promote innovations in environmentally sustainable, low- cost building
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Central Level Schemes for Urban Poor and Urban Slums: Affordable Housing in Partnership,
Rajiv Awas Yojana, Basic Services for Urban Poor Scheme of Government of India under
Jawahar Lal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), Integrated Housing and Slum
Development Programme (IHSDP)
State Level Schemes for Urban Poor and Urban Slums: Rajiv Swagruha scheme, Existing
schemes under AP Housing Board, APSHCL
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design and construction technology
1.4 Strategic initiatives
To achieve the above objectives and the over- arching Policy Vision, Government
of Andhra Pradesh proposes to adopt a two pronged strategyCritical interventions in demand and supply side measures
Demand side Interventions

Supply side Interventions

Capital & Interest subsidies

Ensuring land bank availability

• Alignment of proposed
• Reservation of 10% residential land in
housing scheme to Central
development plans of new urban areas
guidelines to access
• Mandatory provision of marking either 10% of
maximum subsidies for
the total built up area or 25% of total number
beneficiaries from the Centre of units, in all Group Development Scheme
• Information regarding all
Projects over plot size greater than 5 acres
central and state government • Creation and management of Land Bank for
subsidy schemes would be
affordable housing by taking stock of available
made available through a
government land
single unified online portal.
All application and sanction • Incentivise land- owners to opt for landpooling for implementing group housing
of Centre/ State subsidy will
schemes over plot size of 5 acres and more, by
be routed and monitored
allowing mixed development scheme inc. high
through this online portal
rise for free- sale residential and commercial
components
Single State Level Agency
• Municipal Administration and Urban Development Department proposed as
single State Level Nodal Agency (SLNA), to integrate all affordable housing
projects undertaken in the state of Andhra Pradesh, through APHB and other
statutory entities, urban local bodies, development authorities etc
Ease of doing business

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• All verification and
allotment to beneficiaries
shall be done through a
Common Application Form
submitted to the e- portal
along with requisite
documents, operated and
maintained by State Level
Nodal Agency
• Grievance redressal system
for beneficiaries

• All projects whether executed by the ULB/
UDA/ Statutory Body/ Developer shall be
processed for approvals and clearances
through a single online e- portal system
maintained by the State Level Nodal Agency.
• GoAP’s Land and Approval Process
Simplification System:
• Automatic land use conversion from
agriculture land to non- agriculture status
as provisioned under the Development Plan,
upon payment of fee as set by the
Government
• Automated online Building Plan Scrutiny
and Approval System
• Empanelment of third party consultants by
GoAP for speedy Survey, Fire approval
certification etc
• Reduced approval timelines for:
• Registration & Survey, Land conversion,
Mutation; Fire, Pollution control,
utilities, MoEF etc (as elaborated in
Annexure)
• Grievance redressal system for developers
State level incentives

• 100% exemption in stamp- duty • TDR
for EWS/ LIG
• 100% exemption of land- use conversion
charges, building plan approval fee, and all
• Assistance in application filing
other municipal charges for the affordable
through e- seva centres opened
housing component
at every urban centre for
availing affordable housing
• High rise permitted for non- affordable
units in state
component
• Cross- subsidization by allowing upto 10%
of commercial land- use
• Incentives for using prefabricated
technology, green certification for project,
solar and renewable energy use etc
• Reduction in Impact Fee for group
development schemes with affordable
housing component (as per policy rules)
Finance Assistance
Innovative finance sources
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• Co- ordination and facilitation
of loan sanction for the benefit
of successful applicants.
• Letter of comfort/ Credit Risk
Guarantee on case- to- case
basis

• Use of implact fee towards financing of
external infrastructure
• In case of Group Housing / Group
Development Schemes whose land extent is
more than 3000Sq.mtrs and upto 5 acres
(including 5 acres), shelter fee3 shall be
collected for 20% of total site area of the
project, and shall be utilized for:
• Development of EWS / LIG housing under
JNNURM or any other Urban Housing
Scheme meant for EWS categories
• Undertaking civic amenities in slums and
weaker section colonies only
• Redevelopment / improvement /
rehabilitation of slums under Rajiv Awas
Yojana (RAY) programme as local body
share

Project Marketing
• In order to change public perception towards affordable housing, and to
improve the reach and acceptability of such projects, SLNA shall outsource
marketing activities for affordable housing schemes to a separate media agency
aligned to the principles of foundation of AP Affordable Housing Policy.
With the help of the above policy framework and in-built incentives it will be
possible to motivate various state level agencies and private developers to fasttrack construction of affordable housing in various urban centers of Andhra
Pradesh.
The Government of Andhra Pradesh wishes to adopt the middle path
approach between the two paradigms, of state’s responsibility to provide
affordable housing, versus free market system for the housing sector, with
the latter effectively cross- subsiding the former.
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Shelter Fee Rates

Shelter Fee Rates
Municipal Corporations

Rs. 600/ sq.m

Selection & special grade municipalities

Rs. 500/ sq.m

Other Municipalities, Nagar Panchayats and other Rural Rs. 400/ sq.m
Local Bodies falling in UDA area/master plan areas
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2. Guidelines and Processes
This chapter details the framework for implementing the target as laid out under
the policy. It elaborates upon parameters for classification under different
categories of affordable housing, eligibility criteria and incentives for beneficiaries
and developers, procedure for allotment of dwelling units, and process guidelines
for the developer for approvals and clearances.
2.1 Parameters for Affordable Housing
Government of Andhra Pradesh has set the below mentioned parameters on the
basis of income criteria for affordable housing, aligned to requirements of existing
Central and State schemes.

Carpet Area (sq.m)
Permissible height
Tentative Layout
(subject
to
alterations based
on
beneficiary
requirements)

Affordable Housing
EWS
LIG I
LIG II
21-27
28-40
41-60
Shall not exceed 15 m (Cellar and / or Stilt as
+ maximum up to 5 floors)
A hall, one A
hall,
1 A hall, 2
room and bedroom,
a bedrooms,
kitchenette kitchenette,
a kitchen
with
bedroom,
area and a
common
and WC Block WC Block
WC Block
Rs.
2.9- Rs. 3.9- upto Rs. 8.6- upto
upto Rs. Rs. 6.5 lakhs
Rs. 13 lakhs
4.0 lakhs

Maximum selling
price per unit
(inc. cost of
construction for
Super Built up area
(30% over carpet
area) but will not
include
maintenance
deposit,
registration and
insurance)
Annual Family
Upto Rs. 1 1-2 lakh
Income
lakh

2-5 lakh

MIG
61- 80
High- rise
permissible
A hall, 2
bedrooms,
a kitchen
area and a
WC Block
Rs. 16.3upto Rs.
22 lakhs

Above
lakh

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2.2 Planning norms
Planning norms are as per Andhra Pradesh Building Rules.
• Land- use Mix
Mandatory reservation: Section 1:“Provisions for Economically Weaker
Section (EWS)/ Low Income Group (LIG) Housing Category”
• All Group Housing and Group Development Scheme Projects, whose land
extent is more than 5 acres are mandated to ear-mark either 10% of the total
built up area or 25% of total number of units for EWS/ LIG housing
• Mixed scheme project for affordable housing over and above Mandatory
Reservation (as per AHP Guidelines by Govt. of India)
• If the project size is 250 dwelling units and above, over a plot size more than
5 acres, at least 60% of the FAR/ FSI is to be earmarked for dwelling units
of carpet area of not more than 60 sqm (affordable housing). In addition,
35% of the total number of dwelling units constructed should be for EWS/
LIG I category
• The developer is free to undertake any kind of construction on that portion
of land which is other than the land used for affordable housing. On this
extra land the developer is eligible to make commercial construction upto
10% of the total construction
• The project shall be eligible for capital subsidy under the Affordable
Housing in Partnership scheme (AHP) extended by GoI, based on
adherence to the scheme guidelines
• Development Norms
• The height of the dwelling units building/blocks covered under the
Affordable housing component shall not exceed 15 m (Cellar and / or Stilt as
+ maximum up to 5 floors) (non- high rise)
• In case the development is proposed as non- high rise with less than 100
dwelling units, the minimum abutting road width required shall be 9 m; It
shall be ensured that the right-of-way shall be adequate to allow for the
plying of emergency vehicles and also for other services like road side drains
and greenery/plantation; the minimum setbacks shall be as prescribed under
Table III, Section 5, AP Building Rules 2012
• High- rise is permissible for MIG II/ HIG/ and commercial components of
the project. A mix of non- high rise for the affordable housing component,
and high- rise for the other project components is permissible, provided the
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project adheres to all norms with respect to road width abutting the site,
building setbacks etc as per the proposed plot size and height of the building
as prescribed under, Table III, Section 5, AP Building Rules 2012
• The height of the building for the high- rise component will be governed by
existing/ proposed abutting road width and plot size. And all norms related
to set- backs, plot size etc shall be as prescribed under Section 7, AP
Building Rules 2012
• In case high- rise is proposed in the development schemes, then atleast 10%
of the total site area shall be proposed as organized open space for greenery,
soft landscaping etc
• Internal civic amenities shall include internal roads, footpath, drinking water
connections, water storage and distribution for the housing scheme,
electricity connection, transformers (if necessary), internal drainage,
compound gate, street light, garden etc.
• The requirements of parts of building/ individual size of rooms/areas, etc. in
the Affordable Housing Component of such schemes shall in be as per
Special Requirements for Low Income Housing of Part III of the National
Building Code of India,2005
• The site layout and design for such schemes shall be governed by good
design practices without compromising on the public facilities and amenities
and infrastructure requirements
• Adequate precaution shall be taken to plan a design scheme which will
be conducive for both the affordable housing component and the other
components of the development scheme; for eg- separate amenities and
open space facilities, commercial establishment/ shops to be planned
across both components, etc
• Rain water harvesting structures & sewerage treatment plant shall be
mandatory for the complete scheme including EWS/LIG/MIG/HIG housing
• Sustainable and environment friendly practices like greenery and foliage,
recycling and conservation measures, environment friendly construction
technology, decentralized water and sewage/ solid waste management
systems etc may be adopted
• Parking Norms:

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Jurisdiction

Minimum parking
requirement as % of
built up area

Remarks

For Affordable Housing Component
In
GVMC/ 5 % of total built-up • The parking requirement may
area proposed for EWS
be
met
either
in
Vijayawada
and LIG;
basement/cellar/or on stilts of
MC areas
resp?ective blocks or common
10 % of total built-up
pool parking at ground level or
area in case of MIG.
a combination of the above
For other categories, it
shall
be
as
per • Common basement parking is
to be avoided
Common
Building
Rules
• The minimum parking is
inclusive of all requirements
In other UDA 3 % of total built-up
like visitors parking, parking
areas/
other area proposed for EWS
for non- residential uses, etc.
and LIG;
Municipal

9 % of total built-up • The parking for EWS and LIG
is expected to be exclusively
area in case of MIG.
for 2-wheelers. The parking
For other categories, it
requirement for MIG and other
shall
be
as
per
categories are expected to
Common
Building
comprise of both 2- wheelers
Rules
and 4-wheelers
In other non- 2 % of total built-up • Where partial area under stilt
area proposed for EWS
UDA
floor is provided for parking,
Municipalities and LIG;
the rest of the area can be used
and
other 8 % of total built-up
for dwelling area;
areas
area in case of MIG.
• Where partial area in cellar
floor is provided for parking,
For other categories, it
the rest of the area can be
shall
be
as
per
utilized for non-dwelling/public
Common
Building
facilities purpose
Rules
Corporation
areas

For Mixed Development Scheme
As per Section 13 of AP Building Rules 2012

2.3 Eligibility for Developers
1. Should have experience in building construction works for at least three years
with a good track record of quality construction works with experience in
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residential/ mixed use projects of atleast 5 acres
2. Total net worth (Reserve & Capital) of last three years (of the company or its
sister concern) should be equivalent to at least 25% of the project cost
(excluding land cost) i.e. cost of proposed EWS/LIG houses
3. Joint venture or Special Purpose Vehicle by private developers will also be
eligible under the Policy. A consortium of 3 developers is permissible for a
project.
2.4 Eligibility and allotment to beneficiaries
• Under affordable housing schemes beneficiaries shall be defined as families
• All projects whether executed by the ULB/ UDA/ Statutory Body/ Developer
(implementing agency) shall be processed through a single online housing eportal system maintained by State Level Nodal Agency (SLNA). All verification
and allotment shall be done through a Common Application Form submitted to
the e- portal along with requisite documents.
• For the purpose of clarity, all ULBs/ UDAs/ Statutory Bodies would align
themselves to the online e- portal system. While the respective implementing
agencies may post the project information in their websites, and are responsible
for outreach and marketing of the project, all other procedures such as
verification and allotment, and procurement of developer by the implementing
agency, will be done through the e-portal
• SLNA will be the umbrella agency through which all schemes will be routedAHP, RAY, RRY, existing state schemes etc
• The State Level Noday Agency shall assist the applicant in filing his application
through e- seva centres opened at every urban centre
• Verification documents to be submitted by the applicants shall include copy of
ration card, property tax receipts, Aadhar card (if available), receipts of
electricity/ water bills, employment certificate by owner (if available), income
certificate (if available), biometric testing and any such other relevant
documents which may be prescribed from time to time by the Authority.
• Two levels of scrutiny shall be carried out to establish beneficiary eligibility
• By the implementing agency through SLNA e- portal
• By the housing finance institution/ commercial bank providing home loan
options to the beneficiary
• For this policy those beneficiaries will be eligible who do not own any leasehold
or freehold house or plot either in their own name or in the name of spouse or
any dependent member (including unmarried children) of his family in any
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urban area of Andhra Pradesh. Due online verification shall be done based on
the online documents submitted by the Applicant
• Housing benefits through ULBs as well as UDA/statutory bodies can be claimed
by only those beneficiaries who have been living in the respective cities/urban
areas of AP for at least three years
• Before determining eligibility, applications will be invited from prospective
beneficiaries. The implementation agency shall allot houses to only those
beneficiaries who qualify the annual income criteria.
• The list of beneficiaries is to be finalized through an online lottery draw of
eligible applicants, before any development work begins
• Ownership of the land will be vested with the agency responsible for
implementation of the project
• The flat allotted to the beneficiary must be occupied within one year of taking
over the possession of the same
• The state level nodal agency along with representatives from the financial
institutions/ banks shall coordinate and facilitate sanction of loan for the benefit
of successful applicants. However the loan agreement shall be exclusively
between the beneficiary and the bank.
• A letter of comfort may be provided by the Authority (State Govt) on caseto- case basis. Alternatively the authority may also approach the National
Housing Bank for providing Credit Risk Guarantee to guarantee the lending
agencies for loans to new EWS/LIG borrowers in urban areas seeking
individual housing loans not exceeding a sum of ` 5 lakh for a housing unit of
size upto 430 sqft (40 sqm) carpet areas without any third party guarantee or
collateral security.
• On allotment of the affordable housing unit, the beneficiary will have to pay 10
% of total price (or 50 % of 20 % of the total price as down payment). Capital
subsidy schemes of the Central Govt. may be availed for payment of the same.
Remaining 10% down payment may be paid as 6 instalments within the next six
months. Beneficiaries’ allotment can be cancelled if he/she fails to make
payment within stipulated time.
• Every incumbent will have to become member of society, which will maintain
common services and regular up keep of housing property
• Beneficiaries of EWS/LIG I/ LIG II housing will not be permitted to sell their
allotted houses or sublet them for at least 7 years and beneficiaries of MIG
housing will not be permitted to sell their allotted houses or sublet them for at
least 5 years. The Housing Association shall be empowered to report any
discrepancies observed in this respect and with respect to no occupancy of the
dwelling unit, to the Authority/ Developer as applicable
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• Information regarding all central and state government subsidy schemes would
be made available through the online portal. All application and sanction of
Centre/ State subsidy will be routed and monitored through the online portal

2.4.1 Incentives for Beneficiaries
• Prescribed ceiling cost of various categories of affordable housing or
government intervention in sale price fixation by private developer, to ensure
“affordability” of the dwelling unit
• 100% exemption of stamp duty for the affordable housing component
• Streamlined application and receipt of capital and interest subsidies as per
various central and state government schemes through efficient online system
• Simplified and transparent application, verification and allotment procedure for
all affordable housing projects whether announced by the ULB/ UDA/
Statutory Body/ or Developer, through a single online e- portal system
maintained by SLNA
• Assistance from SLNA in filing application through e- seva centres opened at
every urban centre
• Assistance from SLNA along with representatives from the financial
institutions/ banks to coordinate and facilitate loan sanction for purchase of
dwelling unit
• Grievance redressal system under SLNA
• Quality infrastructure including roads, water supply, sewerage/ drainage, street
lighting, community open space etc
• In the case of government and private sector employees, advances and
withdrawals from the Contributory Provident Fund (CPF) may be
permitted as per the CPF Rules for:
• Building or acquiring a suitable house, or ready-built flat for his residence
including the cost of the site
• Payment towards allotment of a plot or flat by State Housing Board or a
House Building Co- operative society
2.5 General Process Guidelines
• The implementing agency (ULB/ UDA/ Statutory Body) shall approach State
Level Nodal Agency (SLNA) with intent for affordable housing project to be
implemented through the online e- portal maintained by the SLNA. For the
purpose of clarity, all ULBs/ UDAs/ Statutory Bodies would align
themselves to the online e- portal system. While the respective implementing
agencies may post the project information in their websites, and are responsible
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for outreach and marketing of the project, all other procedures such as
verification and allotment, and procurement of developer by the implementing
agency, will be done through the e-portal
• SLNA shall invite expression of interest for construction of houses in various
urban areas (EOI) from interested developers through e- tendering process in
case of a PPP venture. If it is a solely private developer initiative on private
land, the developer may approach SLNA directly with project intent and
concept
The developer can avail all benefits extended under GoAP’s proposed
Land and Approval Process Simplification System as detailed below:
• Automatic land use conversion from agriculture land to nonagriculture status as provisioned under the Development Plan, upon
payment of fee as set by the Government from time- to- time
• Automated online Building Plan Scrutiny and Approval System
• Empanelment of third party consultants by GoAP for speedy Survey,
Fire approval certification etc
• Reduced approval timelines:
S.
No
1.
2.

3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.

10.
11.
12.
13.

Activity

Sequential/
Parallel
Land Approvals
Registration & Survey
Sequential
Land conversion from Agriculture to Sequential
Non Agriculture (for lands falling
under Development Plan)
Obtaining Mutation
Sequential
Building Permit Approvals
Fire Approval
Parallel
Consent for establishment from
Parallel
Pollution control board
Power approval
Parallel
Plan Sanction by UDA
Sequential
Environmental Clearance
Parallel
NOC for multi- storey building from
Parallel
Airport Authority of India
Occupancy certificate Approvals
Approval for operation of elevators
Parallel
Consent for operation from Pollution Parallel
Control Board
Clearance from Fire Dept. for
Parallel
obtaining NOC
Occupancy certificate from UDA
Sequential

Proposed timeline

45 days

90 days

45 days

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• List of standard documents to be submitted with the EoI shall include:
• Extent, location of land and project scheme
• Detailed Project Report inc. layout and building plans, project mix,
proposed amenities etc
• Work Plan and Project Phasing Schedule
• Broad project cash flows
• Common Application Form regarding project and clearances required
• The EoI (proposal) will be routed to relevant state departments by SLNA for
their scrutiny and in- principle approval. The relevant state entities shall
provide in- principle approval of the proposal within 30 days from receipt of
proposals by them, in case there is no deviation from applicable norms and
regulations
• Automated Building Plan Scrutiny and Approval System shall be provided
within 15 working days from receipt of layout and building plans
• For the purpose of monitoring phase- wise achievement of the target, the state
nodal agency shall appoint a Programme Management Unit (PMU). The prime
responsibility of the PMU will be:
• Provide technical, managerial and strategic support to the agency and ensure
effective implementation of the programme at the state level
• Periodic reporting on progress of development, verification and allotment
activities through dashboard monitoring system etc
• Coordinate and liaise with GoAP, MA & UD, ULBs, private developers,
SLNA Board etc
• Run a grievance redressal system to address issues raised by both
beneficiaries and developers
• Review third party inspection reports
• The PMU cell will co-ordinate with relevant state entities regarding the
progress of the proposal, and update in the e- portal. The developer and other
concerned stakeholders will be able to track the status of their application
online
• A composite approval certificate will be issued to the developer to
commence construction including land use conversion, municipal
approvals etc.
• In case of any deviation, or in case of further clarifications, the proposal
shall be reviewed by the Board members of SLNA. The developer may be
asked to present his proposal in front of the Board and provide necessary
clarifications.
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Composition of the Board would include:
• Principle Secretary, MA & UD: Chair 1
• Principle Secretary, Housing: Chair 2
• VC & Housing Commissioner, APHB: Member
• Chief Town Planner: Member
• High level representation from Revenue Dept.: Member
The Board shall be authorized to take all decisions with regards to approval of
proposal, amend/ modify the affordable housing policy, amend/modify any
variation from guide-lines issued under the Policy for specific projects on case
to case basis.
• The developer can start construction upon receipt of the composite
approval certificate. The houses shall be constructed by the developers as per
the guide lines issued by the State Government.
• Third party Quality inspection of the project shall be carried out by the
implementing agency (ULB/ UDA/ Statutory Body) from time- to- time till the
hand- over of the entire project to applicants
2.6 Repair & Maintenance provisions
The developer shall maintain the complete housing complex developed under the
provisions of this policy for 3 years after the completion of the project post which
it may be transferred to the relevant ULB/ UDA/ statutory body or the Association
formed for the Housing Colony. For maintenance of the complex post transfer
from developer, the ULB/ Govt. agency may utilize part funds from shelter fee
collected. Over and above, the indicated maximum sale price, a payment at the rate
of upto Rs. 15 per sq ft of plinth area shall be deposited towards corpus find which
shall be utilized by the Association of the Housing Colony as maintenance deposit
for upkeep of the colony, the buildings and facilities. Structural defect liability
period for affordable housing scheme developed by the developer shall be for 10
years from date of completion certificate of the housing scheme.

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3. Proposed Models for Affordable
Housing
GoAP endeavors to implement a series of specific proactive measures and
incentives to encourage maximum private sector participation in the affordable
housing segment in Andhra Pradesh.
3.1 Model 1: Private Developer on Private Land
This model aims at incentivizing private developers to develop affordable housing
scheme on their own private land. Under this model, three modes of private
development are proposed.
The first mode refers to the mandatory provision of ear-marking either 10% of
the total built up area or 25% of total number of units, in all Group Housing and
Group Development Scheme Projects, whose land extent is more than 5 acres.
• Under this mode, demand side interventions such as capital and interest subsidy
provided by the Central Government under various existing schemes, may not
be applicable unless the housing scheme adheres to norms with respect to
minimum no. of dwelling units, unit sizes and prescribed price etc.
• The total built up EWS/LIG houses/flats will be handed over to the nodal
agency at pre-determined prices for allotment to eligible applicants.
• In case the developer is unable to build the affordable housing component in
the same site, the Authority may on case- to- case basis permit the EWS/ LIG
component to be built in some other site of the private developer, provided that
the selected site is conducive in terms of economic activity, proper
connectivity, availability of basic infrastructure and other such criteria which
the Authority may feel necessary.
• In case of Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation, Visakhapatnam /
Vijayawada Municipal Corporation areas, the EWS/LIG units may be
provided within the site or within the radius of 10km of the project site, or
within 5kms from the nearest aerial route boundary of the municipal limits
subject to approval of the Authority
• In case of other Urban Local Bodies, the EWS/LIG units may be provided
within the site or within the radius of 5 km of the project site, or within
5kms from the nearest aerial route boundary of the municipal limits subject
to approval of the Authority
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• Two or more builders may be allowed to provide (with respect to proportionate
area of their main projects) the specified number of EWS / LIG units as
prescribed with all civic amenities but the occupancy for the main projects will
be released only after completion of the EWS / LIG projects. Separate
undertakings shall be obtained from the builders concerned by the Local Body
• In lieu of providing EWS / LIG units, 10% of City Level Infrastructure Impact
Fee (under Rule 21 of A.P. Building Rules) will be exempted for the main
project and total exemption to the EWS / LIG units area by the concerned local
body/UDA provided the EWS/ LIG units are provided in- situ within the
project site
The second mode of private development refers to group housing schemes
aligned to requirements of the AHP Scheme of GoI, with minimum 250 dwelling
units. The DUs would be a mix of EWS/LIG/Higher Categories/Commercial of
which at least 60% of the FAR/ FSI will be used for dwelling units of carpet area
of not more than 60 sqm, in addition 35% of the total number of dwelling units
constructed should be for EWS/ LIG I category.
• The developer should develop a housing scheme under this model on a
minimum of 5.0 acres of land
• The developer is free to undertake any kind of construction on that portion of
land which is other than the land used for affordable housing. On this extra land
the developer is eligible to make commercial construction upto 10% of the total
construction
• The private developer may advertise and call for applications from eligible
beneficiaries as per income limits laid down under the policy for EWS and LIG.
The applicants for EWS/ LIG housing units may submit their interest through
the Common Application Form through the e- portal maintained by the SLNA.
All verification regarding eligibility of beneficiaries will be done based on the
applications submitted through online e- portal and by the housing finance
institution/ commercial bank which will be providing loan options to the
beneficiaries. Post verification, the final list of eligible beneficiaries will be
posted in the e- portal.
<The private developer will pay a processing fee to the SLNA towards such
services mentioned above>
• The private developer will be authorized to sell EWS/ LIG directly to the
eligible beneficiaries published in the e- portal through computerized draw
of lottery
• The sale price for the dwelling units in the affordable segment may be
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determined by the private developer, subject to the price cap as approved
under this policy. The private developer has to seek approval from the SLNA
Board for any variation from the maximum selling price per dwelling unit
mentioned in the policy. The board shall on case- to- case basis, approve any
such variation based on appropriate due diligence of justification placed by the
developer. However no such price variation will be allowed for affordable
housing units upto 40 sq. m.
• The developer will be free to sell the balance area on which HIG/commercial
houses/flats are constructed, as per his choice, to the open market
• The height of the dwelling units building/blocks covered under the Affordable
housing component shall not exceed 15 m (Cellar and / or Stilt as + maximum
up to 5 floors) (non- high rise)
• The expenditure on all internal development works shall be borne by the
developer and will not be allowed to charge the internal development cost to
EWS/LIG flats
• The maximum period of development of the affordable housing component
shall be one and a half years (for a 250 dwelling units project). For any delay
beyond 3 months, the developer is liable to pay to the implementing agency a
penalty of upto five percent of the estimated cost of the affordable housing
component of the project.
• Free sale development can be started by the developer only after completion of
at least 25% of the affordable housing scheme
• If the developer completes EWS/LIG flats within the scheduled period (as
decided by the Authority at the commencement of the project) without getting
any extension, the developer will get extra incentive of 20% built- up area
of the affordable housing scheme as TDR which may be utilized in the same
scheme if possible, or may be allowed in other parts of the urban area as per
norms and guidelines fixed in this regard. The award will be in the form of a
TDR certificate issued by the Competent Authority, and can be sold/ disposed
by the developer if not utilized. The TDR may be arrived at on the basis of
relative land value and equivalent amount in both export and Import areas, as
per the Registration Department records. The TDR certificate issued would be
valid or utilized / disposed only within the concerned local body area and as per
guidelines and conditions prescribed. TDR would be sanctioned only after
obtaining completion certificate from the nodal agency. The period of
completion shall be counted from the date of final approval issued by the Urban
Local Body.
• Government shall provide critical external infrastructure such as roads, water
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supply and sewer lines, electricity connections to the project boundary etc. All
external development charges will be borne by the nodal agency/ ULB/
statutory body to be recovered from Impact Fee imposed upon applicable nonaffordable components in the scheme, and partly from subsidy available from
Government of India and state BSUP fund
• The State Nodal agency/ULB/UDA would ensure that maximum subsidy
amount is claimed from relevant Government of India schemes for the project
• Due care should be taken for selection of site which should be close to existing
infrastructure and transport network so as to reduce the burden on the ULBs
• The developer would be duly assisted in obtaining fast- track clearances
through innovative approaches such as Common Application Form/ Single
window mechanism and e- approval system within 15 days of filing the duly
filled applications through an e- portal operated by SLNA
Under both the above modes the developer will be exempt from land use
conversion charges, building plan approval fee, any other municipal charges
for the EWS/ LIG component of the scheme.
The third mode of private development refers to construction of affordable
housing units by the private developer as a stand- alone affordable housing
project or as a mix with other MIG/ HIG units with no conditions on number of
units, pricing, size specifications, income eligibility etc, aligned to open market.
• The developer is free to sell such units in the open market as per market
requirements and market pricing.
• In case the developer does not possess own land, he can take up the project on
acquired land under the possession of ULBs/ UDAs/ Statutory bodies. The land
would be made available to the developer on payment of compensation (Land
Acquisition cost + 10% Administration charges). All other parameters,
incentives, penalties remain the same as elaborated above.

3.1.1 Incentives to private developers under Model 1
• Two or more builders may jointly undertake affordable housing scheme
through land pooling if the project mandates a minimum site requirement of 5
acres, to leverage upon maximum demand side benefits such as subsidies for
beneficiaries
• In lieu of providing EWS / LIG units, 10% of City Level Infrastructure Impact
Fee (under Rule 21 of A.P. Building Rules) will be exempted for the main
project and total exemption to the EWS / LIG units’ area by the concerned local
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body/UDA, provided the EW/ LIG housing units are provided in-situ within the
project site
• The developer is free to undertake any kind of construction on that portion of
land which is other than the land used for affordable housing. On this extra land
the developer is eligible to make commercial construction upto 10% of the total
construction
• The developer has the flexibility to determine the sale price for the
dwelling units in the affordable segment, with approval from the
Authority. Also, the developer will be free to sell the balance area on which
HIG/commercial houses/flats are constructed, as per his choice.
• If the developer completes EWS/LIG flats within the scheduled period (as
decided by the Authority at the commencement of the project) without getting
any extension, the developer will get extra incentive of 20% built- up area of
the affordable housing scheme as TDR which may be utilized in the same
scheme if possible, or may be allowed in other parts of the urban area as per
norms and guidelines fixed in this regard.
• There is no FSI capping/ height restriction for the non- affordable
component of the group development scheme (MIG- II, HIG, commercial
development etc). Based on the guidelines proposed under the AP Building
Rules 2012, the developer may propose high- rise based on governing
conditions such as width of existing road, size of plot etc.
• The developer is entitled to benefits such as zero conversion charges for
land use modification for the whole project, 100% waiver on levy of
Development charges for the affordable housing component, zero building
plan approval fee for the affordable housing component
• Fast- track composite clearance certificate through simple streamlined
online process for commencement of project construction
• Transparent online process for speedy and efficient allotment of affordable
housing component to eligible beneficiaries
• All benefits extended under GoAP’s proposed Land and Approval Process
Simplification System
3.2 Model 2: Private Developer on Government Land
• As per this model, Government land / ULB land would be identified for
allotment to developers for construction of EWS/LIG/MIG/HIG flats through
an open and transparent bidding process
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• Developer offering maximum built-up for EWS/LIG-I, LIG-II type of
affordable houses to be surrendered free of cost to the concerned authority
will be selected. The built- up area offered cannot be less than at least 60% of
the FAR/ FSI used for dwelling units, in addition 35% of the total number of
dwelling units constructed should be for EWS/ LIG I category. The remaining
built up can be utilized for free sale by the developer.
• Government land shall be allotted free of cost to the selected developer for
construction of the housing scheme on a 99 years transferrable lease basis.
The developer can take up construction of EWS/LIG/ MIG/HIG flats &
commercial flats (high rise permitted) and would surrender the EWS/LIG I/
LIG II flats free of cost to the ULB.
• The Government land allotted shall be free of all encumbrances, with all
relevant clearances in place such as land use conversion etc
• All incentives and penalties shall be as per Model No. 2
• The expenditure on all internal development works shall be borne by the
developer and will not be allowed to charge the internal development cost to
EWS/LIG flats

3.2.1 Incentives to private developers under Model 2
• All incentives applicable in Model 1 hold good under Model 2.
• The private developer will receive land free of cost as a 99 year lease, free from
encumbrances, with all clearances in place such as land conversion etc
• All benefits extended under GoAP’s proposed Land and Approval Process
Simplification System
3.3

Model 3: Government led development

• All APHB/ UDA/ MC/ Municipalities/ Other Statutory Bodies housing
schemes for affordable housing shall earmark at least 60% of the FAR/ FSI for
affordable housing units of carpet area of not more than 60 sqm, in addition
35% of the total number of dwelling units constructed should be for EWS/ LIG
I category.
• Another 20% of the houses to be constructed in the MIG category
• Government land shall be allotted on priority basis for affordable housing
projects in the state. The Authority will be entitled to get government land at the
applicable benchmark price or at a further concessional rate as may be decided
by the
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government on a case to case basis.
• The contractor/ developer for implementation of the project shall be done
through open tendering process. Lumpsom contracts may be adopted to de- risk
the project fromcost escalations due to delays and other reasons
• Selection process of contractor or developer shall be done on basis of
lowest-quoted tender bid and the entire process shall be open and
transparent
• The Government land allotted for implementation of the project shall be free
from all encumbrances, with all relevant clearances in place such as land use
conversion etc
• In order to derive maximum subsidy, the group housing scheme shall be as
closely aligned to the requirements of AHP scheme, RAY and other relevant
central schemes
• The project undertaken by the ULB/ UDA/ Statutory Body will be implemented
through SLNA.
• Project inspection and monitoring, shall be conducted jointly by the
implementing agency and/ or through Third Party Inspection, and the
PMU unit under SLNA
• Double verification of the applicants documents, first level done by the
Authority based on proofs submitted online by the Applicant, and second level
verification by the HFC/ bank lending to the beneficiary
• The implementing agency will authorize payment to the selected developer for
construction on getting quality and progress related certification from the
appointed PMC/TPI by the lending bank for different phases based on predetermined prices
• Allotment and sale of dwelling units will be done through the online e- portal
by the implementing agency, based on lottery system

3.3.1 Incentives to private developers under Model 3
• Streamlined transparent procurement process for selection of developer/
contractor; Standardized documents for procurement through Lumpsom
Method
• Time- bound payments as per progress of construction based on inspection
reports submitted by professional Third Party Inspections reducing government
bureaucracy involvement
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• Grievance redressal system to address issues raised by developers
3.4 Model 4: Rental Housing
• Rental housing may be the preferred choice to accommodate tenants of slums,
laborers, floating population and urban homeless.
• In projects for rental housing and dormitories, rent would be fixed by
States/UTs either on no profit-no loss basis or through open and transparent
procedure, as the case may be
• For projects involving rental housing units and dormitories, the following
aspects are specified:
• The stipulation of at least 250 units shall not be applicable. Also, smaller
projects having a mix of rental as well as ownership housing units can be
considered
• Management of rental housing and dormitories including collection of rent
shall be with ULBs/Parastatals as designated by them
• Carpet area restrictions shall not be applicable for projects involving rental
housing and dormitories and mix of EWS/LIG can be designed based on
actual needs
• Private developers may also chose to build a mix of rental as well as ownership
housing units
• The State government would provide certain benefits such as exemption in
service tax, trade license fees, stamp duty for affordable rental housing
units (upto 60 sq.m)

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4. Annexures
4.1 Dwelling Unit Specifications
Structure
• Framed structure with brick partition walls (well- designed structure)
Bedroom
• 1’x1' ceramic/porcelain tile flooring
• Solid core flush door
• Rooms with overhead storage space
Kitchen
• Ceramic tile flooring
• Kota/ Granite stone platform with kota/ granite stone sink (or any
other equivalent local material)
• 2' high ceramic tile dado above kitchen platform
• Overhead storage space
Bathroom/ WC
• Separate bathroom and WC
• Anti skid ceramic tile flooring
• Ceramic tile dado up to door height/skirting height
• Concealed plumbing
• Premium quality fittings
• Indian style/Orissa pan WC
Electrical Fittings
• Sufficient points in all rooms
• Branded electrical switches
• Cable TV & telephone points in the living room
• Batten copper wiring
General
• Colour wash/white wash in all rooms, kitchen, WC/Bath, exterior
surface and common areas. Kota stone or any other equivalent local
material flooring in common areas. All door/window frames in steel
sections Water storage tanks on terrace with minimum capacity of
500 liters per flat.

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4.2 GoAP’s proposed Land and Approval Process Simplification

System
With a view to streamlining processes, and reducing the time- line for
various approvals, GoAP wishes to implement Land and Approval Process
Simplification System as detailed below. Such process will not only help
developers in overcoming current cumbersome and time- taking procedures,
it will also be beneficial for Government entities. Most importantly it will
bring down the cost of the project significantly in the absence of time delays,
thereby enabling providing of truly “affordable” homes to the deserving.
• Automatic land use conversion from agriculture land to non- agriculture
status for land parcels falling under the Development Plan, upon
payment of fee as set by the Government from time- to- time
• Automated online Building Plan Scrutiny and Approval System
• Empanelment of third party consultants by GoAP for speedy Survey, Fire
approval certification etc
• Reduced approval timelines:
S.
No
1.
2.

3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.

10.
11.
12.
13.

Activity

Sequential/
Parallel
Land Approvals
Registration & Survey
Sequential
Land conversion from Agriculture to Non Sequential
Agriculture (for lands falling under
Development Plan)
Obtaining Mutation
Sequential
Building Permit Approvals
Fire Approval
Parallel
Consent for establishment from Pollution Parallel
control board
Power approval
Parallel
Plan Sanction by UDA
Sequential
Environmental Clearance
Parallel
NOC for multi- storey building from
Parallel
Airport Authority of India
Occupancy certificate Approvals
Approval for operation of elevators
Parallel
Consent for operation from Pollution
Parallel
Control Board
Clearance from Fire Dept. for obtaining
Parallel
NOC
Occupancy certificate from UDA
Sequential

Proposed timeline

45 days

90 days

45 days

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