Amend 'Master Paln for Delhi (MPD): PHD Chamber

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New Delhi, Jun 22: PHD Chamber today called upon Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to amend the Master Plan for Delhi (MPD) 2021 to allow the professional activity, which falls under 'non nuisance' category, in the residential areas.

''Commercialisation of residential premises should not be allowed, while the use of residential premises for non nuisance activities must be allowed to the residents who are pursuing their professional/vocational skills,'' PHD Chamber Secretary Krishan Kalra said.

The Chamber, for instance, has asked for permitting individual tuitions as non-nuisance in group housing as against 'group tuitions', to ensure a peaceful neighbourhood.

This suggestion has been submitted in response to DDA's proposal for amending the MPD 2021 for allowing group tuitions in group housing.

It said, clubbing ''professional activity'' with ''commercial activity'' needs to be corrected by the DDA by adopting a broad-based definition for professionals.

The Chamber has pointed that professional activity allowed in the MPD 2021 to include lawyer, doctor, architecture, among others may not satisfy the norms of ''non-nuisance activity'', which are allowed in residential premises.

While, the recent notification has defined management professional as one holding an MBA degree or diploma from AICTE or Central recognised institution, this definition is in a way out of place with ground reality, the Chamber said.

It has pointed out that majority of managers in industry and trade have come up through the ranks without high management qualification and learned on the job and by training imparted by their employers.

They also do not have management degrees, but are management professional nevertheless, the Chamber noted.

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