Glare On Architects

With complaints pouring in to the Council of Architecture (CoA) about Non-Architects practising as Architects, State Government has been advised to take appropriate steps in this regard.

Registrar Secretary R K Oberai of CoA has written to the State Government in this regard, urging for issuing instruction to the Departments of the Government to take not of it and take steps in this regard.

Mr.Oberai has said the Council is receiving complaints time and again about Non-Architects practising as an Architect and also regarding use of fake certificates of Architects.

Fake Certificates issued by Non-Architects to practice as an Architect under the jurisdiction of the concerned Municipality and Urban Local Bodies (ULB)s.

In this regard, it is informed that the Council of Architecture is issuing a Certificate of Registration to each and every Registered Architect.

CoA is an autonomous body of Government of India under the Architect Act, 1972.

Ministry of Human Resources Development is the Nodal Ministry for the Council, officials said.

CoA has advised the State Government to direct all ULBs to verify validity of Registration of the Architect before accepting any drawings, plans submitted by them for approval of the ULBs concerned.

Mr.Oberai has said that further the Registration of Architects and its validity can be verified from the website of CoA on the tab “Verify Your Architect” or through mail on the email

This is in the interest of general public and ensuring of construction of safe and economic buildings, said Mr.Oberai.

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