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Ref: The number of posts on plan stamping.

This practice of plan stamping is not common here in
India.

May be that is because it is not necessary.
There is no practice of "Registering" oneself as a P.E
or S.E in India for routine structural designs.

However estimators and Valuers are registered.

Building plans are stamped only by the engineers
working for the municipal agencies, not by PEs or SEs.

But their stamping is only with regard to set backs,
and other building regulations applicable to that
region.

Not the design aspects.

Instead, a racket similar to plan stamping  in USA
flourishes here in the medical profession.

Employees of the Government and also large private
companies regularly need "medical certificates" for
justifying leave taken on medical grounds but not
necessarily due to real sickness.

For a consideration, there are doctors who will
certify any disease of your liking, and advise "rest
and recuperation"  for any period you choose to absent
yourself from work.

Of course the employers know what is going on.
Some employees are notorious for this.
The doctors who indulge in this pernicious practice
are those who swear by the "Hypocrite's Oath" and
compensate for their lack of competence and hence lack
of gainful practice by hiring out their professional
seal. 

I just thought you might be interested in knowing
this.

Regards

G Vishwanath
Bangalore, India



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