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Gurgaon: Sector 46 RWA directed to hold fresh elections within three months

The directive from the district registrar of firms and societies came in response to a complaint by a resident claiming that the governing body’s tenure expired in April 21, 2017, and yet, it continues to function in violation of the Haryana Registration and Regulation of Societies Act, 2012

gurgaon Updated: Jan 21, 2018 23:38 IST
Leena Dhankhar
The Haryana Registration and Regulation of Societies (HRRS) Act, 2012 stipulates a tenure of two years for residents’ welfare associations.
The Haryana Registration and Regulation of Societies (HRRS) Act, 2012 stipulates a tenure of two years for residents’ welfare associations.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

The district registrar, firms and societies, has directed the Residents’ Welfare Association (RWA) of Sector 46 to hold fresh elections. The directive came in response to a complaint by a resident against the functioning of the current governing body.

In his complaint, the resident claimed that the governing body’s tenure expired in April 21, 2017, and yet, it continues to function in violation of the Haryana Registration and Regulation of Societies (HRRS) Act, 2012.

In the directive issued on January 15, the district registrar asked the RWA to hold elections within three months and also announced the appointment of KS Yadav, a retired excise taxation officer, as an administrator to oversee the functioning of the RWA in the interim and conduct the polls.

Acting on the complaint, the registrar’s officer conducted an inquiry and found that the RWA president had forged the year when the governing body’s tenure was to expire, on the document. However, there’s no official word yet on whether the document had been forged by the outgoing president or his predecessor.

The Haryana Registration and Regulation of Societies (HRRS) Act, 2012 stipulates a tenure of two years for residents’ welfare associations.

“The current president forged documents extending the two-year term to three years. There were certain developments in the sector which were not in accordance with the law,” Ravinder Singh Yadav, counsel for Satbir Singh Yadav, the complainant and resident of Sector 46, said.

According to the order issued by the registrar’s office, the complainant claimed violation of provisions of By-laws and the Haryana Registration and Regulation of Societies (HRRS) Act, 2012.

The registrar heard both the parties on January 4 and 12 and it was established that the governing body had, indeed, been elected for two years.

“The governing body failed to produce the proceeding register. The current president alleged that the term was extended from two to three years by the former RWA president. However, he could not produce any document to support the claim,” Bhagmal, the district registrar, said.

Rajkumar Yadav, the current RWA president, denied fudging the documents, saying, “Why will I do something to tarnish my reputation? This is a conspiracy to defame me.”

The RWA also failed to produce the copy of approved by-laws, as per HRRS Act 2012, which were submitted by them in 2015. As per online records available with the registrar’s office, in details uploaded on January 2017, there was no information regarding the change in tenure of the governing body from two to three years.