Intimation of Disapproval (IOD)

This article deals with the IOD or I. O. D. permission issued by the Municipal Authorities for Redevelopment of Buildings.

What is an Intimation of Disapproval?

An intimation of Disapproval is a letter issued by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) also known as the Brihanmumbai Mahanagarpalika issued to a Builder / Developer of a Property who proposes to undertake some construction work on an existing or new building.

Why is it called Disapproval? Isn’t it an Approval?

The wording of the letter is in the negative and all the conditions are also in the negative, which is why it is a Disapproval of permission until the time that the conditions are fulfilled.

The wording of the letter states that:

With reference to your Notice U/S 337 of MMC act submitted with letter No. ……………. dated ……………. and delivered on …………………. and the plans, Sections Specifications and Description and further particulars and details of your buildings at ……………… furnished to me under your letter, dated ………….20, I have to inform you that I cannot approve the building or work proposed to be erected or executed, and I therefore hereby formally intimate to you under section 346 of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act as amended upto date, my disapproval by thereof reasons:-

1. That you shall not pay the sum of Rs. ………………. ( in Words Rs.) as a security deposit which may be forfeited in the extent of your failure to comply with any of the condition mentioned herein.

2. That you shall not intimate the Municipal authorities in writing immediately after the shed is removed by you on / before the expiry date.

Which laws govern the issue of the IOD?

Section 346 of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act deals with the issue of the IOD.

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