By Accommodation Times News Services
Real Estate Regulation Bill seeks to enhance credibility of the sector, says Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, at the ‘Stakeholders Consultation on Real Estate (Development and Regulation) Bill and Single Window Approval System’, organised to solicit views and suggestions on the Bill. Minister assured the stakeholders that necessary efforts are on to enable quick approvals for real estate projects and not over regulation Bill to enable domestic and foreign investment flow into the sector.
Venkaiah Naidu has emphasized the need to remove the ‘mistrust’ among the developers and buyers to enable the growth and development of real estate sector that has huge employment potential. Naidu said, “The government is keen to move the Bill for consideration in the Rajya Sabha in the forthcoming Winter Session of Parliament.”
Shri Venkaiah Naidu said the government does not intend to add one more ‘table’ to the many that already exist in the trail of obtaining necessary approval and on the contrary seeks to simplify the approval process by taking the states on board. He asserted that the Bill does not indulge in over regulation of the sector.
The Minister said, “The Bill will bring more credibility to the sector in the lines of Telecom, Securities, Insurance, Electricity etc. It will ensure transparency and accountability to the benefit of both developers and consumers. The Bill also enables speedy adjudication of disputes between the buyers, agents and developers. It also enables professionalism and standardization of transactions in the real estate sector.”
The Minister said that the task of ensuring housing for all cannot be met by government alone and private sector has to play a major role and hence, the government is keen to ensure that the Bill enables the growth of real estate sector through necessary enabling measures.
Ms.Anita Agnihotri, (Secretary HUPA) assured the stakeholders that all suggestions would be given serious consideration before the government firmed up the official amendments to be moved, if required.