Gzb: Deputy Registrar orders all RWAs to be turned into AOAs; RWA Fed protests

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Gzb: Deputy Registrar orders all RWAs to be turned into AOAs; RWA Fed protests

The TP Tyagi-led RWA Federation of Ghaziabad has also sent a letter to the Commissioner of the Meerut Zone soliciting his intervention in the matter.

Gzb: Deputy Registrar orders all RWAs to be turned into AOAs; RWA Fed protests

Today the TP Tyagi-led RWA Federation of Ghaziabad started a protest against the Deputy Registrar's order to convert the RWAs, or Resident Welfare Associations, in Ghaziabad to AOAs, or Apartment Owners Associations.

The executive committee of the RWA Federation Ghaziabad objected to the Deputy Registrar’s (DR's) letter, dated December 16, 2017, which states that all RWA bodies should form AOAs in accordance to the by-laws of the UP Apartment Act, 2010.

The DR’s directive had come in response to a complaint filed by the Alok Kumar-led Federation of Apartment Owners Association (FedAOA), an apex resident body of Ghaziabad.

The DR had then asked for a list of societies, which, despite being in the category of AOAs, were still functioning as RWAs. In other words, these are societies that have not updated their model by-laws in accordance with the UP Apartment Act, 2010.

The by-laws of the Act mandate all buildings having four or more apartments to form AOAs.

Alok Kumar, president of FedAOA, had earlier told City Spidey that on the basis of the DR’s directions, the body had already started compiling a list of societies that needed to form AOAs. Kumar had also said that many RWA board members had been holding office for several uninterrupted years and were against a democratic process of electing new people every year. Kumar had maintained that once these AOAs were formed and the societies had come under the ambit of the UP Apartment Act, there would be transparency and equality in all electoral procedures. 

However, Tyagi, from the RWA Federation, had a different take on the subject. According to him, it is not right to order every building having more than four apartments to form AOAs. “There are many small buildings made by small builders that have about six to seven apartments only. What is the meaning of cancelling their registrations?” he demanded.

When he was asked to comment on the issue of RWA heads holding posts without conducting elections, Tyagi said it was the support of the people that kept them in office. “Elections for new leaders should be held only when the people want it,” he added.

The Tyagi-led RWA Federation has also sent a letter to the Commissioner of the Meerut Zone soliciting his intervention in the matter.