Heads of several high rise societies have also alleged that the presence of touts and middlemen is complicating the process.
Miffed over the repeated delay in renewal of Apartment Owner Association (AOA) registrations, heads of several AOAs from Indirapuram and Ghaziabad have now decided to meet the Deputy Registrar of Societies and Chit Funds at Meerut over the issue.
Speaking to City Spidey, heads of several high rise societies alleged the presence of touts and middlemen between officials and AOA members. These touts demand a certain sum for speeding up the process and getting the work done. The AOA members also said that the process is being delayed on the pretext of submitting old documents (related to the AOA body). They also say that sometimes the documents requested for date back to the time when the builder managed the society.
Speaking to City Spidey, Jigyasu Pant, a former AOA member from Gaur Green City Society said that this meeting is aimed at bringing the AOAs and officials on one common platform of understanding. “We had applied for the renewal of our AOA registration in 2011 and we ultimately received the certificate in 2013. During the course of our follow-ups, the officials kept demanding for old documents. Many of these documents were not readily available,” said Pant.
Similar views were shared by Mohit Mishra, AOA member from HRC Professional Hub, another residential society. The AOA members also said that at times the process is delayed on the pretext of submitting old documents (related to the AOA body). In his words, “The officials often ask for documents from the time when the society was being managed by the builder. Providing these documents is not always possible as the builder does not maintain steady records. Therefore middlemen who take advantage and unnecessarily complicate the process. We need to meet the deputy registrar to remove the role of middlemen.”
Sanjeev Singh, president of Lotus Pond Society too echoed similar sentiments like Pant and Mishra. AOA representatives from twelve residential societies in the Vaibhav Khand area of Indirapuram are going to approach the deputy registrar’s office in the first week of February.