Pune Maha-Rera court resolves 40 cases in less than three months
According to officials, out of the total 240 cases transferred from Maha-Rera to the Pune court, the bench resolved 40 cases from March 12 till now.Updated: Jun 01, 2018 14:43 IST
In a major relief to the flat buyers across the city, the Maharashtra real estate regulatory authority (Maha-Rera) court in Pune, since its inception around two and half months ago, has resolved 40 cases. The rulings in all these cases are in favour of the consumers.
FD Jadhav, deputy secretary of Maha-Rera, Pune, said, “This is a big achievement on our part as we have been able to meet the consumers’ expectations. The basic reason for setting up a court in Pune was to ensure that authorities catered to the needs of the people in the division.”
He further added, “While some of the cases were resolved on merit, a few of them were withdrawn on the basis of settlement. We are working on fast track basis and have by far succeeded in resolving some cases even before the given time.”
According to officials, out of the total 240 cases transferred from Maha-Rera to the Pune court, the bench resolved 40 cases from March 12 till now.
The government of India enacted the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 (Rera Act), to ensure transparency and efficiency in the real estate sector with regards to sale of plots, apartments, buildings or real estate projects, along with protecting the interest of consumers in the real estate sector.
Two officers, SB Bhale and MV Kulkarni, have been appointed by the Maha-Rera for the Pune and Aurangabad division as the adjudicating officers.
The conciliation forum in Pune, set by the Maha-Rera under Section 32(g) of the Rera Act with an objective to amicably resolve disputes between the allottee and the promoter, has so far resolved 18 cases in the last three months.
DK Abhyankar, a senior most the confederation of real estate developers’ associations of India (Credai) and conciliation forum member, said, “We had resolved all the 14 cases that we received in the first lot from Maha-Rera. On May 1, we received another eight cases, of which, we have already resolved four.”
In the next 15 days, we will resolve the remaining four cases as well, added Abhyankar.
According to officials, around 90 per cent of the 240 cases received by the body in Pune are related to developers delaying the date of possession to the consumers.
So far, the state has seen over 900 rulings and 188 judgements. Rulings are given by members of Maha-Rera, while judgments are given by the judicial officers on the board.