Orange County Residential Society, the premium residential apartments and penthouses at Indirapuram, Ghaziabad is the latest to join the group of apartments which have set examples by holding RWA elections as per the UP Apartment Act 2010. The election was held under strict vigilance of UP Police and RWA Federation sans any deviation from the clauses of the UP Apartment Act 2010 (Promotion of Construction, Ownership and Maintenance).
According to Manoj Gupta, the newly elected president of the Orange County Residents’ Welfare Association (OCRWA) management committee, the elections held after a gap of three years were not just free and fair but the entire procedure was completed speedily as well. Orange Country Resident Welfare Association (OCRWA) also plans to form a sub-committee of co-opted members to help them in day to day running of the huge residential complex.
Ashwin Gupta, director, ABA Corp., the developers of premium residential apartments like Orange Country, Olive County, Cleo County and Cherry County said, “Our endeavour has always been to abide by rules and regulations of the state. The election committee was particular about following every provision related to the formation and management of resident welfare association listed in the Act and ensured that there is no deviation, whatsoever. Though we have already handed the day-to-day management of affairs at Orange County to the RWA, as developers we feel elated about this development and wish to congratulate OCRWA team for the same,” added Gupta.
The provisions of the UP Apartment Act 2010 (Promotion of Construction, Ownership and Maintenance) that were followed by OCRWA include:
Association of flat owners: Every apartment should have an association of apartment owners for the administration of its affairs and management of common areas and facilities
Joint responsibility of builder/resident: When a developer constructs units, gets the completion certificate and executes a sale deed in favor of the buyer, it’s the joint responsibility of the developer and the apartment owners to form an association
Developer duty bound to maintain the complex: Until all the apartments are sold or transferred, the developer will proportionately share the maintenance cost of common areas and the facilities
Handing over common facilities to the RWA: Once an association of apartment owners is formed, management of the affairs of the apartments has to be transferred from the developer to the association
Annual elections: The annual general meeting of the association, to be held in the first quarter of each financial year, will elect a minimum of four and maximum 10 members, including the president, vice president, secretary, treasurer etc. They will hold office for a year.