RWA accused of barring old guards on premises
Three days after the residents’ welfare association (RWA) of The Close North was handed over the management of 10 towers by the builder, Unitech Limited, on May 15, a controversy has erupted over the issue of the condominium’s security. Badri Chatterjee reports.gurgaon Updated: May 19, 2013 00:49 IST
Three days after the residents’ welfare association (RWA) of The Close North was handed over the management of 10 towers by the builder, Unitech Limited, on May 15, a controversy has erupted over the issue of the condominium’s security.
Of the total 16 towers, the management of 10 towers was handed over to the RWA.
However, Deepak Arora, security in-charge and hired by Unitech Ltd, has allegedly accused the RWA of improper treatment with his security guards responsible for guarding the remaining six towers, which are yet to be handed over.
“Six of our guards are not allowed inside the condominium and are waiting outside the main gate. They have been sitting there from the last two days. We have failed to convince the RWA members to allow them inside,” alleged Arora.
“We have filed a complaint with the police and will approach the Human Rights Commission,” he added. However, the RWA members refuted the allegations of the builder-backed security in-charge.
“We will not allow their security guards to enter the complex. We don’t want two security agencies to work together inside one condominium,” said Alpana Mohan, general secretary, resident’s welfare association (RWA), The Close North.
“We have nothing against these guards who have been guarding us for years. Our fight is with Unitech and not with the guards,” added Alpana, while referring to the May 11 meeting with Unitech officials.
“In the meeting, we had stated that the entire premise (all 16 towers) will have one security agency. However, the security of the remaining six towers will be managed by the builder. The builders agreed but later backtracked,” said Mohan.
However, The Unitech Ltd refused the RWA’s claim.
“We have not signed any MoU till date,” said a Unitech spokesperson.
Meanwhile, the residents have complained about sudden disruption of lift services, inadequate supply of water and electricity, all of which are under the management of the developers. “The lift has not been functioning since May 15,” alleged RK Singh, a resident.