BIS Unveils 'Standardized Development and Building Regulations, 2023'

  • 18 Jan 2024

The Bureau of Indian Standards has recently introduced the 'Standardized Development and Building Regulations, 2023,' outlined in Special Publication SP 73: 2023.

  • This publication marks a significant step towards transforming India's built environment, aligning with the National Building Code of India 2016 (NBC 2016) and incorporating global best practices.

Key Points

  • Global Best Practices: Drawing inspiration from international standards, the framework prioritizes safety, accessibility, and sustainability in construction.
  • Key Stakeholders and Beneficiaries: Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) and Town and Country Planning Organization (TCPO).
  • State and Union Territory Governments, Local Bodies, Development Authorities, Cantonment Boards, Port Trusts, Zila and Gram Panchayats, and other organizations involved in built environment development.
  • Streamlining Building Regulations: The document aims to streamline development and building regulations for States/UTs.
  • Nationwide Standardization: Strives to create uniformity in the building regulatory system across the nation.
  • Clarity in Language: Crafted in plain language, the regulations eliminate ambiguity for a seamless adoption process.
  • Visual Aids: Incorporates visual aids, including illustrations and flowcharts, enhancing comprehension.
  • Explanatory Notes: Highlights key aspects through explanatory notes, ensuring a user-friendly approach.
  • Forward-Looking Nature: Addresses modern concepts such as EV Charging Stations, Wind Electricity Generators, and more.
  • Embracing Innovation: Reflects a progressive stance by incorporating new age ideas and concepts.
  • Transparent and Efficient Operation: Envisions regulatory bodies operating transparently and efficiently.
  • Information Technology Integration: Proposes leveraging IT for efficient service delivery and data collection.
  • Positive Impact: Anticipates a positive impact on the ease of doing business and the creation of a resilient and sustainable built environment in India.