Housing is a basic human need. With the growth of civilization and urban population, cites have been expanding alarmingly for the last mid century, which has resulted in a widening gap between housing demand and supply in the urban areas. Housing and Urban Planning Department, Uttar Pradesh was established cater the needs of urban housing and to ensure planned development of urban areas and ensure. The multiplicity of urban planning laws, bye-laws, rules and regulations has always been a nightmare for the urban dwellers. The poor accessibility to information and lack of-transparency in official workings are some of the factors responsible for this state of affairs.