Extracts taken from DUAC ACT - 1973

12. Notwithstanding anything , contained in any other law for the time being , in force, 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.