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Licensing of Surveyors
Granting of Surveyors' licenses
Public Announcement: Restriction on the use of the title Architect
Withdrawal of Notice inviting Architect's offer
Public Notice regarding Unqualified and Unregistered persons practicing as architects
Public notice for information and guidance

Important Circulars of States/Local Self-Governments

Licensing of Surveyors


CORPORATION OF MADRAS
Works Department
Dated 23.2.1985

W.D.C. No. D7/1220/85

CIRCULAR

Sub: Licensing of Surveyors _ Licence renewal of lie 1985.86 reg.

The licence's issued to the Licensed Surveyor for year 1984-85 expires on 31.3.1985. Those who desire to renew their licence for the year 1985-86 are requested to send their applications for renewals duly furnishing the particulars called in the enclosed proforma along with the professional tax paid receipt for the year 1984-85.

Those Architects who have registered their names in the Council of Architects need not apply for licence. However they will be allowed to practice as Licensed Surveyors of the Corporation. As per the provisions of the Architects Act, 1972, on production of evidence to the effect that they are members of the Council of Architects.

The fees for the renewal of licence should be remitted only after the intimation received from this office and not with the renewal application.

Sd/-
V. Jayagopal
Engineer

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Granting of Surveyors' licenses


MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OF GREATER BOMBAY
No. MGC/B 8207 of 1.7.'85

CIRCULAR

Sub : Granting of Surveyors' Licences

A circular under No. CE/B/5594/11 in respect of granting surveyors' licences by charging fees and the qualifications prescribed for grant of such licences, was issued in the past. Subsequently it was decided to issue Surveyors' licences and charge nominal fee of Rs. 10/- only to the persons who are registered with the Council of Architecture, New Delhi, vide M.C.'s orders under No. MDC/155 of 1.3.'85.
The Maharashtra Chapter of Indian Institute of Architects have, however, filed a writ petition in the High Court for declaration that the provisions of the B.M.C. Act are not applicable to the architects registered under the Architects' Act 1972 and for direction against the State of Maharashtra and the M.C.G.B. not to require any person registered as an architect under the Architects' Act, to be licensed as a Surveyor under the provisions of the B.M.C. Act and not require the payment of any licence fees to the Corporation. Till the above case is finalised in the Court and disposed off, it will not be open to the Corporation to insist on payment of licence fees from those architects, who are registered with the Council of Architecture, New Delhi. This, however, will not be applicable to the persons, who are not registered with the Council of Architecture and who are given Surveyor's licence under the provisions of the B.M.C. Act.

In view of the above legal position, at present, we need not insist upon the architects who have registered their names with the Council of Architecture, New Delhi, to pay the licence fee for renewal of the surveyor's licence. They will be allowed to practice as Licensed Surveyors of the Corporation in view of the provisions of the Architects' Act, 1972, provided they produce the evidence to the effect that they are the members of the Council of Architecture, and their registration with the Council is duly renewed. As we have already given numbers to all the architects viz. those, who are covered under the Architects' Act, '72, and those who are not covered under the said Act, we should maintain their numbers as per our register. However, the numbering system will be slightly modified by adding a suffix to the Sr. No as under:

Suffix -"C.A." - for those architects, who are registered with the Council of Architecture, New Delhi, under the Architects Act, 1972.

Suffix -"L.S." - for those architects/surveyors/engineers who are given surveyors licence by the Corporation under the provisions of the B.M.C. Act.

The architects covered under the Architects' Act 1972 should be asked to submit a copy of their registration with the Council of Architecture duly renewed, before 31st March, every year and the names of the architects, who will not submit such duly renewed certificate of registration with the Council of Architecture before 31st March every year, will be circulated to all the concerned and the proposals received from them; proposals while in progress shall not be entertained till such registrations are renewed and copy thereof is submitted to the Corporation. The architects covered under the Architects' Act 1972 shall be asked to submit a photo-copy of their registration certificate (for registration with the Council of Architecture) duly renewed, alongwith every proposal submitted by them for approval of plans/development permission. It should be clearly noted than no architect's proposal should be entertained unless a registration No. is given by the B.M.C.

The procedure for grant of and renewal of the surveyors' licences for other persons will however continue as per the present policy.

Sd/-                            Sd/-
J.R. Patwardhan            J.G. Kanga
Director (E.S. & P.)        M.C.29.6.'85


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Public Announcement: Restriction on the use of the title Architect


Public Announcements

Restriction on the use of title "Architect"

The Vadodara Municipal Corporation has inserted an advertisement in "Sandesh" dated 17.06.1998, a daily newspaper published in Gujarati, in connection with the use of the title "Architect". The translated version of the advertisement is as under: _

The building permission department is giving licence to Architect, Engineer, Surveyor and Structural Designer as per the provisions of General Development Regulation (G.D.R.). Under Section 9.2, only those licence holders who are qualified and registered under the Architects Act, 1972 will only be considered as an approved Architect. The person having other qualifications are announcing themselves as an Architect are offender under the provisions of the law. So hereby all the licence holder should note that as per the Architects Act, persons other than the Architect, shall not use title "Architect" with their name, otherwise their plans are not acceptable for the permission.
P.R.O. No. 99/98-99

Dy. Municipal Commissioner (Admn.)


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Withdrawal of Notice inviting Architect's offer


Notice Inviting Architect's Offer Withdrawn

The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (A Govt. of India Enterprise), Old A.P. Secretariat Bldg., G.S. Road, Shillong-793001 vide letter no. NERTS/ENGG. & FQA/202 dated 03.07.1998 has informed the Council of Architecture that the Notice inviting Tender from the Architects for a building of National importance has been withdrawn and they have agreed to follow the Architectural Competitions Guidelines, Rules & Regulations of Council of Architecture for the selection of an Architect for their Project.

 

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Public Notice

The following public notices were published in the Indian Express, all India editions and the same are appended below:

The Indian Express
New Delhi Saturday July 15, 1995
The Indian Express
New Delhi FRIDAY MAY 3, 2002

Council of Architecture

(A statutory body constituted by Ministry of Human Resource Development,
Government of India, under the Architects Act, 1972)
India Habitat Centre, Core 6-A, First Floor, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003.
Tel.: 4648415, 4654172,
Fax : 4647746,
E-mail : coa@ndf.vsnl.net.in

Public Notice regarding Unqualified and Unregistered persons practicing as architects


Public Notice
Beware of Unqualified and Unregistered persons practicing as architects

It is brought to the notice of the general public that under Section 37(1) of the Architects Act, 1972, no person other than a registered architect with the Council of Architecture, or a firm of architects shall use the title and style of Architect and / or hold office as an Architect or carry out duties and functions of an Architect (by whatever name called) either in Government or in any other local body or Institution or in private organisation.

All such persons who are not registered with the Council of Architecture are hereby warned to stop using the title and style of architect and/or practicing architecture with immediate effect and any violation thereof shall attract penal action as provided under Section 37(2) of the Architects Act, 1972, which may amount to fine or imprisonment or with both.

General Public, in their own interest, is hereby informed that only persons who are registered with the Council of Architecture are permitted to practice architecture and to use the title and style of Architect. If any un-registered practitioner (Indian or Foreign National) is noticed, the matter may be intimated to the undersigned for taking necessary legal action.

The Council of Architecture is required, by law, to take cognizance of misrepresentation, misuse of the title and style of Architect, and of unauthorized persons illegally practicing architecture. The Council shall initiate criminal proceedings against such offending persons/firms/companies, under Section 39 of the Architects Act, 1972.
Registrar


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Public notice for information and guidance


Public Notice for Information and Guidance
Issued by
Council of Architecture (Constituted under The Architects Act, 1972)

General:

  1. The Council of Architecture is a statutory body constituted under an Act of Parliament (Central Act).

  2. The Act Prohibits those persons not registered with the Council of Architecture to use the Title and Style themselves as "Architect" with any prefix or suffix to their designation.

  3. Unregistered persons irrespective of their qualification, if use title "Architect" Commit an offence and they can be prosecuted and punished as prescribed.

  4. For Professional Architectural Services engage only Registered Architects.

  5. Beware of those who misrepresent themselves as Architects.

  6. Public, Govt./Semi Govt. authorities, corporate bodies and individuals must engage only Registered Architects having up to date renewal.

Complaints for professional misconduct:

  1. Architects are governed by Architects (Professional Conduct) Regulations, 1989.

  2. Complaints, if any, against the erring architects can be filed before the Council in prescribed format with necessary documentary evidence.

  3. Misconduct, Violation, if proved, to the satisfaction of the Council after holding the enquiry, the architect can be penalised as prescribed.

Architectural Education:

  1. The council is entrusted to ensure minimum standard of education including inspection of institutions and to recommend grant and withdrawal of recognition of institutions.

  2. It should be noted that only those who possess recognised qualifications are entitled to the registration.

  3. Students/Parents/Guardians are advised and cautioned to seek admission for studies only in recognised institutions. List of recognised Institutions is published separately for information and guidance from time to time.

For further particulars and enquiry contact:
Council of Architecture
India Habitat Centre
Zone 6-A,
1st Floor,
Lodhi Road,
New Delhi-110003

J.R. Bhalla     S.K. Ranjan
President       Registrar-Secretary


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