As per the Maharashtra UDCPR, Duties and Responsibilities of Registered Civil Engineers, Architects:

i) Design as per Client's requirements and site conditions.

ii) Prepare and submit plans as per the Regulations and shall be responsible for correctness of the calculations and dimensions mentioned on the plan and shall be liable for consequences arising thereof.

iii) Represent before the Authority for scrutiny of drawings.

iv) Prepare and issue working drawings details in conformity with approved plans.

v) Advice client to appoint Site Engineer/ Supervisor, in case he himself is not undertaking the supervision work.

vi) Inform Authority about Commencement of work on site.

vii) To verify the work at obligatory stages of plinth completion, completion of RCC structure and superstructure completion to ensure work progress in conformity of approved drawings and dimensions.

viii) Inform Authority about reaching relevant stage of work where stage-wise approval from the authority is required.

ix) Issue completion / part completion certificate for submission to the authority.

x) Inform in writing to the Authority in case of violation by Client during the period of appointment.

xi) To assist and co-operate with the Authority and other officers in carrying out and enforcing the provisions of Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning Act, 1966 and of any regulations for the time being in force under the same.

xii) The above mentioned Architect's scope and responsibilities shall be similarly applicable for Landscape/ Heritage & Conservation Consultant, if any.


i) Any person who contravenes any of the provisions of these regulations, any requirements or obligations imposed on him by virtue of the Act or these regulations, shall: -

(a) be guilty of an offence and upon conviction, shall be punished as stipulated in Section 52 of the Act;

(b) be subject to further suitable actions including demolition of unauthorised works, as stipulated under Section 53and 54of the Act;

(c) where such person is a Licensed Engineer / Structural Engineer / Town Planner / Supervisor, be subject to suitable action against him which may include cancellation of license and debarring him from further practice/ business for a period as may be decided by the Authority;

(d) where such person is a registered Architect, be subject to action of the Council of Architecture as per the provisions of the Architects Act, 1972 based on the report of the Authority and debarring him from further practice/ business for a period as may be decided by the Authority.

ii) Any person who neglects any requirements or obligations imposed on him including the maintenance of fire protection services, appliances and lifts in working order or who interferes with or obstructs any person in the discharge of his duties shall be guilty of an offence as specified in Section 36 of the Maharashtra Fire Prevention and Life Safety Measures Act, 2006 and, upon conviction, shall be subject to penalties and other consequences spelt out in said Act.

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