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RWA elections at two societies in Raj Nagar Extn record high voter turnout

By Ashish Srivastava
Photo: Graphics by Akash Mishra
Posted: May 27, 2019

In a rare instance, two RWA elections conducted on Sunday in Raj Nagar Extension witnessed a high voter turnout – crossing 60 per cent mark.

Green View Heights held its second RWA election and more than 60% of its residents took part in it.

This is after two of the totals votes were declared null and void, told RP Gupta, president of the newly elected RWA body.

This is the second term for Gupta who started his tenure in June 2018. City Spidey spoke to him on his agenda for the current term.

“There is a wide range of issues that need to be looked after. However, our prime focus is to get hold of the full amount of interest free maintenance fund (IFMS) from the builder,” said Gupta.

The builder has given only a meagre part of the IFMS to its RWA. “As of now, we have received only 21 lakhs out of 70 lakhs in total,” he added.

Apart from IFMS, the newly elected body will focus on removing encroachments by the builder, connect the society with the sewer line and start the operation of sewage treatment plant (STP).

Builder has raised an illegal construction on our open space. We will work to get it removed, Gupta claimed.

Federation of Apartments Owners Association of Raj Nagar Extension (FedAOA RNE) praised Green View Heights for regularly conducting elections. “It's very rare to see societies following bye-laws of the UP Apartment Act,” said Sanjeev Sharma, secretary of FedAOA RNE.

 

 

Gulmohar Garden RWA Elections

Meanwhile, RWA elections at Gulmohar Garden saw 69% voter turnout. A total of 17 contenders contested the election comprising of 10 existing board members and seven others.

The ten-members team led by Shyamal Chanda, ex-president, swept the election. The team received 157 votes in total while the opposition team of seven members received just nine votes.

Nimesh Garg, ex-treasurer, received whopping 212 votes, the highest among all followed by Sudeep Dwivedi with 208 votes.

Speaking to City Spidey, Chanda said that such a huge mandate also means high expectations from the team. “We will try our best to resolve the range of issues in the society,” he said.

When asked what issues would be on his team's priority list, Chanda said, “To start with, our utmost priority is to take over the maintenance and IFMS fund amounting over Rs 1.5 crores. Then we have to look after our buildings and swimming pool,” Chanda added.

The society’s swimming pool was sealed by the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA). “We are in the process of getting it reopened. The outer facade of the society is in a dilapidated state. We aim to renovate the buildings as soon as possible,” he explained.

Chanda also said that once the team takes over the maintenance of the society, they will regularize salary dispersion of the maintenance and security staff. “The builder's attitude is pathetic. It often delays the salary of maintenance and security staff,” he added.

The elected board is yet to decide positions of its members.

 

TAGS: RWA election / Raj Nagar Extension / Green View Heights / Interest Free Maintenance Fund (IFMS)

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