Mumbai, May, 2011: A code of conduct for developers and a grievance reddressal mechanism are high on the agenda for the newly elected managing committee of MCHI (Maharashtra Chamber of Housing Industry).
Soon after taking over as the new President of MCHI last night, Mr. Paras Gundecha stressed the need for image makeover for the entire developer community and a code of conduct would help earn goodwill for them from among the society at large.
Outgoing President Mr. Sunil Mantri formally handed over the charge to Mr. Gundecha. Mr. Gundecha then announced and welcomed Mr. Boman Irani as the new Honorary Secretary and also as announced the new managing committee, that took charge of MCHI at the event attended by the developer fraternity.
Mr. Gundecha said the new committee would be keen to ensure that an aggrieved customer comes to MCHI before knocking the doors of courts. For this, a grievance reddressal system would be put into practice, he said.
MCHI would also strive for an increased interaction with the government to resolve all issues impacting the real estate industry and for a frequent contact among the various associations belonging to the sector for an improved communication across the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.
Taking the grievance reddressal mechanism forward, newly elected Honorary Secretary of MCHI Mr. Boman Irani said the Chamber would soon call for suggestions from the members and customers.
Mr. Irani recalled that Mr. Lalit Kumar Jain, national President of CREDAI (Confederation of Real Estate Developers Associations of India) had recently pointed out that the developer community was doing a lot of good work for the society than any other industry. But, unfortunately, this aspect was unknown, and hence the developer fraternity was never appreciated; he said and underscored the need for continuing the good work and spreading this information.
The new committee’s focus is on having clarity and transparency and providing affordable housing for the masses. The agenda for the committee include issues like Homes for All, Rental and affordable housing scheme, Slum redevelopment, ULC reforms, single window clearances, stamp duty on the basis of carpet area, norms for high rise buildings and townships and environment related matters.
The new MCHI Managing Committee for 2011 – 2012 is:
Immediate Past President
President – Elect:
Dharmesh Jain, Mayur Shah, Nayan Shah and Deepak Goradia
Hon. Joint Secretaries:
Rasesh Kanakia, Harish Patel, Nainesh Shah – President (MCHI Thane Unit)
Mukesh Patel and L.P. Bhagtani
Pujit Agarwal, Sukhraj Nahar and Sandeep Runwal
Sandeep Raheja, Bandish Ajmera – President (MCHI Kalyan – Dombivli Unit), Sujal Shroff, Parag Munot, Rajan Bandelkar, Vikas Walawalkar, Jayesh Shah, Nayan Bheda
Sanjay Chhabria and Chaturvedi R.R.
Mukesh Mehta, Sanghvi Rakesh,and Jagdish Ahuja
Affiliated Member Units:
Ajay Ashar (Secretary – Thane), Shrikant Shitole (Secretary – Kalyan-Dombivali), Shailesh Sanghvi (Secretary – Mira Virar City), Rajesh Prajapati (President – Raigad) and Suresh Hawre (President – Navi Mumbai).