SBCA powers transferred into regional units

Karachi: The Sindh Government has split Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) into six regional units, according to news sources. The approval of Sindh Cabinet was given on April 27, but the idea of dividing it into regional units has been in action since October 2020. This is the third time that a change at such a huge level to this organization has been made since its inception in 1979.

Read: SBCA abolishes post of town directors, introduces district directors

The SBCA has has not been dissolved instead the powers have been shifted into different regions leaving the authority for policy making under the office of director general. According to an official document, the Sindh Chief Minister said that the reason of making this major change into the organization is that the authority had too many responsibilities.

The newly formed regional units are Regional Building Control Authority Karachi, Regional Building Control Authority Hyderabad, Regional Building Control Authority Mirpurkhas, Shaheed Benazirabad, Regional Building Control Authority Sukkur, Regional Building Control Authority Larkana.

Read: SBCA MD pleads Karachiites against littering drains

Prior to this, the major responsibilities of SBCA included approving building plans, granting completion certificates and issuing licenses and NOCs among other roles