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Instructions for Online Services for Registered Architect

Last Updated On: 06/05/2016

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ONLINE PAYMENT OF RENEWAL FEE, D.C.R. FEE & SUSCRIPTION FOR PUBLICATION 

Renewal of Registration as an Architect:-  Please visit website www.coa.gov.in and signup with the COA by filling the requisite details and Login ID and Password will be generated by the system and the same shall be sent by email.  

The following online services can be availed :- 

i.                    Payment of Renewal Fee

ii.                 View your profile and renewal status

iii.               Make request for change of name

iv.               Make request for issuance of Duplicate Certificate of Registration

v.                  Purchase publication of Architecture

vi.               Subscribe for Magazine of the Council  

vii.             Updation of Communication/Contact details.  

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PAYMENT MADE ONLINE ARE ACCOUNTED FOR AFTER SUCCESSFUL CREDIT OF SAME TO BANK A/C OF COUNCIL OF ARCHITECTURE. IN CASE, THE REQUEST/ TRANSACTION IS NOT SUCCEFULLY COMPLETED, YOU CAN WRITE TO US ON EMAIL ID: renewal-coa@gov.in MENTIONING DETAILS OF TRASACTION.  

REFUND OF ALL DISPUTED PAYMENTS SHALL BE PROCESSED AFTER DUE VERIFICATION/RECONCILIATION BY THE COUNCIL AND SHALL BE SETTLED WITHIN FIFTEEN DAYS FROM THE DATE OF COMMUNICATION. 

RENEWAL FEE

 

Sl. No. Fee Description  Amount Due date Last Date
1. Renewal Fee-Annual  600/- 1st January of the year

Payment in person/through post/ Online should reach the Council by 31st MARCH of the year OR Last working day in the month of March, whichever is earlier

 

2. Renewal Fee-One Time Payment  6,000/- -do-

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 i. One-time payment of renewal fee will be accepted subject to submission of an attested copy of the Final B.Arch.Degree / G.D. Arch. Certificate (received after convocation). Onetime payment will not be accepted on the basis of provisional certificate.  In case, registration is granted on the basis of Provision Certificate of Registration, the concerned architects is required to send a scanned copy of Final B.Arch.Degree / G.D. Arch. Certificate thru email on renewal-coa@gov.in for updation in the official record of COA. 

ii. All payment options shall be subject to payment of arrears, if any. In case of any clarifications/details are required, please write us on email renewal-coa@gov.in.  

iii. An application provided at the print application option at your login section is required to be sent along-with Original Certificate of Registration and other documents as required. 

iv. In order to be entitled for registration and/or renewal of certificate of registration, a person/architect should reside or practice the profession of an architect in India.  

v. Correspondence/communication details can be changed online.  

RESTORATION FEE 

Failing to pay the renewal fee by the last date i.e 31st March, restoration fee of Rs.1000/- shall be payable.

 

FINE & ADDITION FINE

 The fine and additional fine is imposed to those who neither renew the Registration in time nor surrender the certificate of Registration to Council.  

The fine of Rs.100/- and the additional fine @ Rs.10/- is being charged under Section 38 of the Architects Act, 1972 which reads as under:- 

“38.     If any person whose name has been removed from the register fails without sufficient cause forthwith to surrender his certificate of registration, he shall be punishable with fine which may extend to one hundred rupees, and, in the case of a continuing failure, with an additional fine which may extend to ten rupees for each day after the first during which he has persisted in the failure.” 

In order to avoid fine one should surrender the Certificate of Registration immediately if registration as an Architect is not renewed within the prescribed time. 

There is no provision for waiving of any fee/penalty/fine prescribed under the Architects Act, 1972.  

MODE OF PAYMENT   

Offline:- Demand Draft/ Cash/ Debit Card/ Credit Card

Online :- Net Banking/ Credit Card/ Debit Card 

ENDORSEMENT ON THE CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION 

i. Endorsement on the Certificate of Registration towards renewal/restoration of registration should be got done as and when payment is made or any later date.  

ii. In case of One-Time Payment of renewal fee made, the endorsement on the Certificate of Registration will be done for ten calendar years and thereafter, endorsement for further ten years should be got done, from the Registrar of the Council, without making any further payment.  

iii. For further Endorsement/Extension of Registration, who have already opted for One Time Payment of Renewal, are required to send the Form and Original Certificate of Registration to the Office of Council of Architecture. The Form can be downloaded by clicking here 

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION  

Only architectural qualifications(s) included in the schedule of qualifications appended to the Architects Act, 1972, be got entered on the certificate of registration as an additional qualification on payment of additional qualification fee of Rs.200/- (per qualification) provided such a qualification is obtained subsequent to registration as an architect. The details of recognized qualification(s) can be downloaded by clicking here. 

APPLY ONLINE FOR ISSUANCE OF DUPLICATE CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION 

i. To apply for Duplicate Certificate of Registration, an architect is required to click at “architect request” given at architect button and select the duplicate certificate of registration & attached an affidavit in the format prescribed duly signed & Notary attested and pay required fee of Rs.600/-. The specimen format of affidavit can be downloaded by clicking here 

ii. Please send hardcopy of Affidavit alongwith a request letter to office of COA for further action in the matter.  

iii. The architect must affix the same signatures as available in our records. If you have changed your signature, please send an intimation letter to the Council mentioning your old as well as latest signature.  

iv.  In case the Certificate of Registration is destroyed, the architect shall be required to return the destroyed certificate along with the prescribed fee of Rs.600/- (without the above affidavit) in order to apply for Duplicate Certificate. Please note that a laminated certificate shall also be deemed as destroyed by the Council as no endorsements can be carried out on it.  

v. The Duplicate Certificate shall be issued by the Council, subject to up-to-date payment of renewal fee by the architect.  

APPLY ONLINE FOR CHANGE OF NAME AFTER FIRST REGISTRATION WITH COA 

i. An architect may apply for change of name while making application for Duplicate Certificate of Registration. The concerned is required to click at “Change Name” given at architect button and attached Marriage Certificate OR an attested copy of Gazette Notification OR alternatively, an attested copy of an affidavit executed on a non–judicial stamp paper of Rs.10/-, towards change of surname consequent upon marriage. Format of affidavit can be downloaded by clicking here 

In case of change in complete name (including first name) consequent upon marriage or change of name of male architects, only a duly attested copy of Gazette Notification towards change of name from the respective State/Central Government shall be accepted.  

ii. Please send hardcopy of above mentioned documents alongwith a request letter (format given got downloaded form by clicking here) to office of COA for further action in the matter. 

iii. The architect must affix the same signatures as available in our records. If you have changed your signature, please send an intimation letter to the Council mentioning your old as well as latest signature.  

iv. Please ensure that your name and registration number is mentioned in the affidavit correctly.

 

NOTE : ALL OFFLINE/ BLANK FORM(S) (FOR OFFILINE SERVICES) TO BE USED BY ARCHITECTS FOR APPLYING FOR RENEWAL OF ARCHITECTS, DUPLICATE CERTIFICATE, CHANGE OF NAME, FORMAT AFFIDAVITS FOR CHANGE OF NAME AND DUPLICATE CERTIFICATE ETC. ARE PROVIDED UNDER "FORMS" TAB ON THE HOME PAGE OF THE COUNCIL’S WEBSITE.

 

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