Civic amenity sites are reserved, allotted by BDA to the Central and State Government departments or agencies established by these Governments. After making allotments to Government agencies, the remaining sites are notified in the newspapers for allotment.The purpose for which it is proposed to be allotted, the dimensions of the site, value of the site, advance to be paid etc., are given in the notification.The BDA shall consider the applications on merits based on the public causes served, financial position of the institution, its performance so far etc. Allotments are considered for institutions, societies, or associations registered under the Karnataka Co-operative Societies Act, Karnataka Societies Registration Act or registered trusts created wholly for charitable, educational or religious purposes. CA sites are allotted on lease basis for a period not less than thirty years.
The institutions seeking allotments have to register themselves by paying Registration fee which will be valid for subsequent allotments also unless the registration is withdrawn. Concession is given in the lease amount to an extent of 50% to the institutions established for the welfare of physically and mentally handicapped, to the educational institutions teaching only Kannada medium and other Governmental agencies.
Lease agreements are executed and registered after which possession of the site will be handed over to the institution. The institution should put up the civic amenity building within three years. In deserving cases extension of time will be granted. If the construction is not made within the permitted period, the allotment will be cancelled and the amount paid will be refunded after deducting 12½%. After expiry of the lease period, the CA site along with the buildings put up by non-governmental institutions will vest with the authority.
While the above are the procedures for allotment of CVA sites, what happens actually is mentioned hereunder:
There is no instance of BDA resuming the site after the lease period. In one case of CA site, the BDA was forced to extend the lease. When the institution is established in the CA site it is difficult to terminate the lease practically. In another case of CA site, the site allotted for the purpose of Eye hospital was misused. Around this considerably big CA site commercial complex was built with large amount of income to the lessee. Even the remaining open area is being given for marriage functions; and hardly there is any eye hospital activity, but the BDA did not took any sort of rectification steps.
CA sites in BBMP Area:
While handing over layouts developed by BDA/housing societies/ institutions / private developers, no CA site will be left un-allotted by BDA except the parks and play grounds. Even after the layouts are transferred to BBMP the lease amounts of CA sites will have to be paid to BDA. Further misuse of CA sites will take place after transfer of layouts.In most of the cases misuse is for commercial purpose facing the road, with CA activity being conducted in the rear portion.
Allotment of CA sites by KHB:
Karnataka Housing Board also allots CA sites in their schemes to institutions. The lease is for 10 years. Two year’s time is given for construction of buildings, failing which the CA site will be resumed.