Extending support to Indirapuram based Federation of Apartments Owners Association’s (FedAOA) demand for an office of deputy registrar in Ghaziabad, MLA of Sahibabad, Sunil Sharma, on Friday wrote a letter to UP principal secretary (finance).
The FedAOA has been vocal about this demand since 2016.
"It is noteworthy that after independence, the office of deputy registrar was set up in Meerut. Since then it has not been expanded to cover other areas whereas the population has increased manifold," the letter read.
"The demand by FedAOA seems justified. Hence, I would request you to initiate the process of establishing an office of deputy registrar in Ghaziabad also," the letter read further.
Currently, the issues related to registration, election and auditing of societies in Ghaziabad and Noida are addressed at the Office of Deputy Registrar Firms Societies and Chits which is situated in Meerut.
The federation gave two reasons to validate their demand – distance and the lack of coordination.
Citing an example, Alok Kumar, founder of FedAOA, said. “It took me one-and-a-half year and around 60 visits to the Deputy Registrar’s office to get a single registration for the federation.”
Another reason the federation cited for the demand is the lack of coordination between the development authorities and the Office of Deputy Registrar.
“There are various issues pertaining to the development where the consent of competent development authorities is needed. But due to the lack of coordination, our files and requests keeps circulating between the authorities and deputy registrar’s office,” alleged Kumar
Kumar further said that there will be better coordination between them if the Deputy Registrar’s office is set up in the same city where the development authority is situated.