Present buildings without OC can approach RERA Authority
By Dr Sanjay Chaturvedi, LLB, PhD
In an exclusive interview with Accommodation Times Maharashtra RERA Authority Shri Gautam Chaterjee suggested solutions to perceptual problem of non OC buildings in cities in Maharashtra. Hundreds and thousands of buildings have not got OC in Maharashtra. Builders are not willing to bring OC or traceable. Anyone dealing in any project must have OC or registration number of RERA. Read on..
SC : Sir according to RERA, all projects having received Commencement Certificate (CC) and have not got Occupation Certificate (OC) and builder is not co-operative or not traceable, what will be the solutions?
GC: The problem is grave. In my opinion if the buildings are not violating any FSI norms or if after allowing Fungible FSI they do not get violated the FSI norms then local self government/ Municipalities should consider to give them OC.
SC: Sir suppose the builder is not traceable and building violets FSI norms then?
GC: Aggrieved citizens should complain to RERA authority so that we can trace builder and ask them to complete the project in all aspect, bring OC and hand over project to occupants according to RERA. If the builders is not traceable then we can black list them and will never allow them to be in business.
SC: Are there nay written exams for builders or brokers?
GC: As such there cannot be. Even house wife, informal sector do brooking business. Self imposed qualifications by associations may be run but RERA may consider adopting such practice.
SC: Will getting license be online?
GC: Almost every documentation including application for license will be online. We are working on modalities.
SC: When can we expect Rules are enforced?
GC: Because of Elections they expected by month End. We have already finalised rules.