Chapter-3 FUNCTIONS AND POWERS OF THE COMMISSION Section 12 Duty of local bodies to refer development proposals, etc., to the Commission.

This section outlines that every local body shall, before according approval in respect of any building operations, engineering operations or development proposals referred to in sub-section (1) of section 11 or intended to be undertaken in any area or locality specified in sub-section (2) of that section, refer the same to the Commission for scrutiny and the decision of the Commission, in respect thereof shall be binding, on such local body.