Mandatory Time Limit for Issuance of Fire Safety Certificate

Fire & Emergency Services, ,

Government of West Bengal
Department of Fire and Emergency Services
Bikash Bhawan, Salt Lake, Kolkata – 700091

No. 1410/FES/O/MISC-04/2020 Date: 15/12/2020


WHEREAS this Department has already issued notification prescribing time limits for providing the services of Fire Safety Recommendation, Revised Fire Safety Recommendation, Fire Safety Certificate and Renewal of Fire Safety Certificate (15 days within KMC area and 30 days for rest of the state) and Fire License/ Renewal of Fire License (60 days) respectively under West Bengal Right to Public Services Act, 2013.

AND WHEREAS the time-bound disposal of pending cases received through online web portal viz. https://edistrict.wb.gov.in notified under Ease of Doing Business (BRAP 2020-2021) was under active consideration of this Department for some time past.

AND WHEREAS there is a requirement to prescribe the time-limits for disposal of pending cases by various officers in the Departmental hierarchy;

THEREFORE, after careful consideration, it is hereby ordered that the Departmental officers shall dispose of each and every case within the following time-limits-

(1) For issuance of Fire safety Recommendation, Revised Fire Safety Recommendation, Fire Safety Certificate and Renewal of Fire Safety Certificate –

Sl. No.Designation of departmental actorsTime-limit
Non-TEC casesTEC casesCases under KMC areas
1Director (on receipt of applications)N/A1 day1 day
2Divisional Fire Officer1 dayN/AN/A
3Head Assistant4 days4 daysN/A
4Inspector14 days10 days5 days
5Divisional Fire Officer11 days3 days1 day
6Deputy DirectorN/A2 days1 day
7Director (during approval)N/A10 days7 days
TOTAL30 days30 days15 days

(2) For Issuance and Renewal of Fire License –

Sl. No.Designation of departmental actorsTime-limit
1Collector (on receipt of applications)05 days
2Inspector30 days
3Divisional Fire Officer05 days
4Director05 days
5Assessing Officer10 days
6Collector (during approval)05 days
TOTAL60 days

All the Departmental officers shall take necessary steps to dispose of all applications within the aforesaid time-limits, else they will be held personally liable for violation of the time frame prescribed in the RTPS Act, 2013.

This order is issued in interest of public service for strict compliance in letter and spirit by all functionaries of this Department.

Manoj Kumar Agarwal, I.A.S.
Principal Secretary to the
Govt. of West Bengal

No. 1410-FES dated 15.12.2020, Source