148. Plans and drawings to be prepared and
signed by Architect, etc.- In these rules, wherever it is
required that a plan or drawing or specification shall be one prepared
and signed by or a certificate shall be one so certified and signed
by an Architect, Engineer, Town Planner or Supervisor such Architect,
Engineer, Town Planner or Supervisor shall be a person registered
or deemed to have been registered under the provisions in this chapter.
149. Registering Authority.- The Director
Of Municipal Administration shall be the Registering Authority for
150. Application and procedure for registration.-
(1) Any person having the requisite qualification may submit an
application for registration in the form in Appendix-K.
A person employed in the service of Government or Quasi-Government
or Government owned Corporation or Board, Authority or Government
Companies or Banks are not eligible for registration:
that paid Apprentices under the Apprentices Act are 2[Considered
as not employed] for this purpose.
The application shall be affixed with necessary court fee stamp
and shall be attached with true copy of certificate showing educational
qualification and experience.
The Registering Authority shall, if convinced of the genuineness
of the documents, issue registration certificate in the form in
Appendix-M after collecting the registration fee.
The registration once made shall be valid for three years from the
date of certificate and shall be renewable on payment of renewal
fee with a request in white paper affixed with necessary court fee
stamp made within the valid period of registration:
that a licence issued under the Kerala Building Rules, 1984 shall
be deemed to have been issued under these rules and shall continue
to be valid for the period for which that licence was issued and
the holder of the said licence shall be eligible for registration
under these rules.
The fee for registration and renewal shall be the same and shall
be at the rates shown below:
151. Qualification for registration.-
No person shall be eligible for registration in the category in
column (1) unless he possesses the qualification as in column (2)
152. Registration in more than one category.-
A person shall be eligible for registration in more than one category
if he possesses the requisite qualification and submits separate
application, and fee for registration in each such category.
153. Responsibilities and functions of registered
Architects, etc.- (1) Plans and drawings shall be prepared
strictly in conformity with the provisions contained in the Act
and the Rules and any direction issued by Government or Municipality
and a certificate to that effect shall be recorded and signed in
the plans and drawings.
A certificate of verification of site shall be recorded and signed
in the site plan.
Plans and drawings shall only be prepared after inspecting the site
and convinced of the boundaries.
The person issuing the certificate or affixing signature on the
plan, drawing or specification shall be responsible for the correctness
or truthfulness of the recording in the certificate or plan, drawings
Function shall be restricted to the category on which registration
Any person violating the rules under this chapter shall be liable
to action under sub-rules (7) and (8)
The Registering Authority may, on complaint by any person or on
report from any Municipality or suo motu take action against any
person registered, for violating any of the provisions under these
The Registering Authority may, if convinced on enquiry that the
person against whom action has been taken under sub rule (7) has
violated any rule, provision or issued false certificate or recorded
false information, suspend the registration for a period not exceeding
one year or cancel the registration or disqualify him for future
that before finalizing the decision, the person concerned shall
be given sufficient opportunity to explain and the explanation,
if any, submitted shall be duly considered by the Registering Authority.
Any person aggrieved by the decision of the Registering Authority
under sub rule (8) may appeal to Government within 30 days from
the date of receipt of the decision.
The appeal shall be submitted in white paper stating the reasons
therefor, typed or written in ink, affixed with necessary court
fee stamp, along with copy of the order of registering authority.
Government shall dispose of the appeal within 60 days, after hearing
the appellant in person or by authorized representative.