‘State Policy for PG and Govt Commercial Complex’ – U T Khader

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State Policy for PG and Govt Commercial Complex – U T Khader

Mangaluru: “The state government has implemented new rules and regulations for boarding and lodging houses. The objects and the reasons are that since different models of temporary accommodations have come up throughout the state, especially in urban areas as an affordable and accessible option for working individuals and students staying away from their homes. There is a need to regulate these accommodations to ensure safety, especially for women and students and to prescribe reasonable standards in the facilities provided in such accommodations. Therefore these rules have been enacted to prescribe a procedure for registration and regulation of private accommodations popularly called as paying guests, hostels, community living spaces and other such types of private accommodations”, said the district minister in-charge U T Khader in a press meet held at the Circuit House here on July 17.

Addressing the mediapersons U T Khader said, “The draft of the following rules which the state government proposes to make in exercise of powers conferred under sub-section (1)clause (P) of section 323 the Karnataka Municipalities Act 1964 (Karnataka Act 22 of 1964) and subsection (2) clause (A) section 421 of the Karnataka Municipal Corporation Act 1976 (Karnataka Act 14 of 1976) Government of Karnataka hereby makes the following rules. It is hereby published for the information of all persons likely to be affected thereby and notice is hereby given that the said draft shall be taken into consideration after thirty days from the date of its publication in the official gazette”.

Khader further said, “Any objections or suggestions received by the government of Karnataka from any person with respect to the draft rules prior to the expiry of the period specified above shall be considered as deemed fit by the state government. Objections and suggestions may be addressed to the Principal Secretary to the government, Urban development department in Vikasa Soudha. These rules may be called the Karnataka Regulation of Boarding and Lodging Houses Rules 2019. It shall come into force from the date of its notification in the state gazette. “Boarding and Lodging Houses” shall mean an establishment where a person is provided with temporary accommodation for a certain period of time with or without food, for payment on a daily, weekly and monthly basis including private hostels and any type of accommodation which may be called paying guests or community living or co-living”.

U T Khader also said, “We have also framed the policy to give the shops in the commercial complex of Mangaluru City Corporation. Because while giving the MCC commercial complex on rent the old tenant will not leave the shops. So we have drafted the policy for the Commercial complexes too. The shops will be allotted through bid and the highest bidder will get the shops. If there is no bidder in the first round the shop will be given to the person who is the tenant with the fixed price. In the commercial complex, 18% shops will be reserved for the SC/ST and the physically challenged should be given the opportunity to start their businesses”.

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