SOME OF OUR READERS ELICITED THE DETAILS REGARDING THE OCCUPANCY CERTIFICATE.  IT IS SAID THAT THE BUILDERS HAVE FURNISHED THE OCCUPANCY CERTIFICATE AND HENCE IT IS A VALID DOCUMENT TO OCCUPY THE PREMISES. OCCUPANCY CERTIFICATE OR OC IS A MUST DOCUMENT IN ANY GROUP/APARTMENT COMPLEX.  THE BESCOM AND BWSSB CANNOT SUPPLY ELECTRICITY AND WATER WITHOUT OC, BUT THE DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED FOR SANCTION WILL BE TOTALLY LEGAL, AND HENCE, THE SUPPLY IS SANCTIONED BY THESE DEPARTMENTS.

BUT, THE OCCUPANCY CERTIFICATE MUST BE ISSUED BY THE CONCERNED MUNICIPALITY OR TOWN PLANNING DEPARTMENT.  IN CASE OF BANGALORE, BDA ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT WILL ISSUE THE OCCUPANCY CERTIFICATE FOR THE BBMP AS WELL AS BDA JURISDICTION AS OF NOW. 

OCCUPANCY CERTIFICATE ISSUED BY THE DEVELOPER/BUILDER IS NOT A VALID/LEGAL DOCUMENT TO OCCUPY THE PREMISES.