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Fire & Emergency Services, Govt. Of West Bengal

Fire Safety Recommendation for High Rise High Risk Buildings

Procedure for Issue of Revised Fire Safety Recommendation for High Rise High Risk Buildings
Sl No. Area Details
1 Objective To ensure that the building are built and maintained with adequate safe guards to prevents the occurrence of fire or to contains fire occurring in a high risk buildings as defined under section2(hb) of West Bengal Fire Services Act 1950. This includes all high rise buildings greater than 14.5 meter in height and buildings as notified in notification no. 279/DS/FS/O/C-1/FIA-3196 dated 8th July, 2003
2 Regulation Section 11C of the Act provides for the issue of the Fire Safety Certificate for a high risk building 
3 Competent Authority
  1. Director General Fire and Emergency Services – for South Bengal Districts [Fire Brigade Headquarters at 13D Mirza Ghalib Street Kolkata -700016 (PH- 033-22252222-8)
  2. Deputy Director  Fire Services,  – for application of North Bengal Districts[Malda, U Dinjapur, D Dinjapur, Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Cooch Behar, Alipurduar) –Siliguri Fire Station Complex, Station Feeder Road, Siliguri PH-0353-2502222/1867
4 Processing Time  60days
5 Application Form Application to be filled online through official website of Fire and Emergency Services Dept. [https://wbfes.gov.in/wbfes/] or State Service Delivery  Gateway(SSDG) of Government of West Bengal   [ https://eservices.wb.gov.in/]   
6 Fess and mode of payments On line payments of fees
7 Documents required for online application a) Two sets of revised architectural plan drawing signed by the owner/occupier and architect consisting of site plan, key plan, floor-wise plan, section plan, elevation plan, roof plan and floor wise area statement
b) Copy of previous approved plan
c) Plan of the building with its occupancy and use
d) Structural plan
e) Ownership/tenancy documents
8 Application Procedure Step-1Click on Application for Revision for Fire Safety Recommendation. Then click the radio button named “Work on Saved/Submitted FSR” and Choose “Submitted in online mode” to work on the applications which are submitted through online.
 
Step-2Click on “View Details” to open the dashboard for a particular Application. Click on “Apply Online” button to open the form of “application for Revised Fire Safety Recommendation.”
Step-3Filled up form by the applicant will be opened and applicant can edit the filled up form by clicking on “Edit” button. Fill up the field named “Reason for Revision” and edit the page. Click on “Save and Next” to open the next page of form.
 
Step-4The final page will come with Documents (Key Plan, Site Plan etc.) to be enclosed/ already enclosed by the applicant. Save will lead to the view page with the details entered in the form as well as the documents uploaded, so that the entries can be verified. The entered e-Form gets saved at this stage. Any necessary rectification is allowed at this stage using ‘edit’ button.
 
Step-5Click on “Save and Submit” button. After that view page will be opened. In the view page, you can review the uploaded information and documents, further to ensure that all the required fields are filled up. Applicant can click on “Print Application” button to print the application.
 
Step-6After the successful submission applicant will get “Unique Application ID” and a Dash Board will be appeared to the applicant. At this stage, applicant needs to submit the required documents in physical mode. The list of required documents and place of submission are mentioned above in sub-row “Place”
 
Step-7After submitting the application form applicant can also track the application processing and able to access further processes from the same dashboard following the same steps i.e. click on “Work on Saved/Submitted FSR” then “Submitted Application” and then Choose “Submitted in online mode”
 
Click on “View Details” to open the dashboard for a particular Application. Click on “View Submitted Application” to check the application data. Click on “View Detailed Status” to check the particulars of application processing in the Department.
 
Step-8Submitted documents will be scrutinized by the Inspecting Officer and after manual inspection, in cases, if required, Department will issue a demand note. Then dashboard “Status” will be changed to “Awaiting Payment”. Applicant will get the option “Download Demand Note” to download the demand note. Applicant has to pay through “Make Payment” button in “Downloads” column. Payment will be done through GRIPS. After the successful payment Fire and Emergency Department will issue the RFSR and in “Download” column of dashboard “Download Certificate” button will come. Click on “Download Certificate” to download the ‘Revised Fire Safety Recommendation.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Departmental Procedure to Process  Application
 
 
 
Step 1On received of application form, the system will automatically forward it to the competent DFO depending on mentioned site district and property details.
 
Step 2DFO will forward the application to the Head Assistant after   assigning an inspecting officer.
 
Step 3Head Assistant will prepare a manual file after receiving the site plan details from applicant and send the application to the concerned inspecting officer.
 
Step 4Inspecting officer will conduct necessary inspection of the building in case of existing one and prepare an inspection report based on the inspection. Inspector will upload and save the inspection report and recommend the required fire and life safety measures to be incorporated in the building to ensure fire and life safety in terms with National Building Code and relevant building by-laws of the local municipal authorities.
 
Step 5Then inspecting officer will forward the same to the DFO for necessary approval.
 
Step 6After being satisfied that the fire and life safety measures suggested by the inspecting officer are adequate and appropriate the DFO Fire Service will issue the demand notice to the applicant. In case of high rise and high risk building DFO will forward the application to the Deputy Director without issuing demand Notice. After checking the application details Deputy Director will forward the application to Director and Director will issue the demand note.
 
Step 7Then dashboard “Status” of applicant will be changed to “Awaiting Payment”. Applicant will get the option “Download Demand Note” to download the demand note. Applicant has to pay through “Make Payment” button in “Downloads” column. Payment will be done through GRIPS.
 
Step 8After receiving payment, DFO will issue the requisite Revised Fire Safety Recommendations for the building. In case of high rise and high risk building the Director will issue Revised Fire Safety Recommendations.
 
Step 9After issuing Revised Fire Safety Recommendations, applicant can download it from the applicant’s dashboard.
 
     
 

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