RERA gets its own central advisory council

Good news for buyers has been spread as a wildfire in realty sector. Central government of India has constituted an advisory body for Real Estate Regulatory Authority, which is “Central Advisory Council (CAC)”. The main purpose for setting up this body is providing proper protection to customers (homebuyers) with the right implementation of RERA across the country. This body will have the “Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs as the Chairperson with other 30 members in total. A gazette notification mentioned that 8 members, who will be the part of council body, are from central government departments like; CEO of Niti Aayog, Secretaries of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Department of Revenue, Economic Affairs, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion and Ministry of corporate Affairs. It will also consist of different Chairpersons of different states RERA like; Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Maharashtra. This council truly believes in preserving buyers faith in government system and this proves, as it consists Abhay Upadhyay, President, Forum for People’s Collective Efforts (FPCE) and Chairman of Federation of Apartment Owners’ Association who will represent homebuyers’ on the council. This forum  won’t leave representative of real estate brokers and construction workers behind. Five states which are Haryana, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and National Capital Territory of Delhi will be represented in this council through their representatives. The list cannot be completed without including the Managing Director of National Housing Bank (NHB) and CMD of Housing and Urban Development Council in the CAC. ...

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Approved only 72 projects : MahaRERA

  After the passage of 7 weeks, only 72 projects approved under RERA with around 88 applications received so far.   Developers cautious   Rajesh Prajapati, Chairman, PR, and Media Committee of the Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India (CREDAI), said, “It takes time for the market to digest any new rules. In this case, not only do we have to upload our financial documents but also the carpet area as per RERA norms. There is no scope to make mistakes and hence the developers are being cautious. All the developers are currently busy getting all the systems in place. We still need clarity from the regulator on a number of aspects.” When Chairman was asked about his verdict over the pace of registration, “It is essential to register before July 31 and we expect a spike in registrations next month, with at least 35,000-40,000 projects applying for registration by the end of July.”   Transparency   Pankaj Kapoor of Real Estate Research firm says about the pace of the registration  “The regulator has made more details public than what the developer would be comfortable with. Developers may have been deliberating with the government in order to have some rules relaxed but so far the government has been taking the side of the consumer.” Calling it to be a sluggish one. Kapoor points out the last minute rush that may result due to delayed registration. About 5,000 under construction projects under Mumbai Metropolitan Region alone stand unregistered triggering the chances of system failures due to last minute registration. He states about extensions of the date 31st July which was earlier decided to be the deadline for registration. Agents seem more alert about RERA with about 2,185 applications with about 1,950 had received approval.  ...

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