The National Building Code of India (NBC), a comprehensive building Code, is a national instrument providing guidelines for regulating the building construction activities across the country. It serves as a Model Code for adoption by all agencies involved in building construction works be they Public Works Departments, other government construction departments, local bodies or private construction agencies. The Code was first published in 1970 at the instance of Planning Commission and then first revised in 1983. Thereafter three
major amendments were issued to the 1983 version, two in 1987 and the third in 1997. The second revision of the Code was in 2005, to which two amendments were issued in 2015.

National Building Code Section 1 GENERAL 1. SCOPE 1.0 Short title – This Code is called the National Building Code, hereinafter referred to as ‘the Code’. 1.1 This part covers the administrative aspects of the Code, such as applicability, organization of building department for enforcement of he Code, procedure for obtaining building permits and responsibility of the owner. 2. TERMINOLOGY […]

NUISANCE-The common law of nuisance has co-existed with statutory controls, albeit less sophisticated, since the 19th century. There is no principle that the common law should ‘march with’ a statutory scheme covering similar subject matter. Short of express or implied statutory authority to commit a nuisance…, there is no basis, in principle or authority, for using such a statutory scheme to cut down private law rights

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