Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) is coming down heavily on errant builders. After issuing notices to 22 housing societies in Crossings Republik for completion certificates, now the authority is compelling the builders to form Apartment Owners Association (AOA) in their housing projects.The officials explained that the authority started survey of the housing societies developed after 2010 and have already procured a partial completion certificate. The authority will make sure that AOAs are constituted in all such societies as per the UP Apartment Act 2010 on a priority basis.
Sushil Kumar Chaubey, GDA officer on special duty, said, "Constitution of AOA will be done on priority basis in the societies which have partial completion certificate."
Besides, GDA will also inspect all the certificates of the societies developed after the year 2010 and will check whether the certificates comply with the bylaws of the UP Apartment Act 2010.
Earlier, GDA had issued notices to the builders of 22 housing societies in Crossings Republik warning them of cancellation of their layout plans if they fail to apply for completion certificate within a months time. The notices stated that it's illegal to hand over flats to the residents without obtaining completion certificate for the project. Moreover, it delays the handover of society to the residents.
The authority had recently conducted a survey of 31 housing projects of the area under which 22 residential societies are yet to get their completion certificates from the authority. The same report also explained that out of all the surveyed societies, only 24 residential projects have AOAs, but only two have been handed over the maintenance by the developers.
Under the UP Apartment Act 2010, the developers are required to complete their project as per the approved plan and obtain a completion certificate from the authority as a proof that they have not violated any rules or changed the approved layout. Under the same Act, the builder is also required to get no-objection certificates (NOC) from the UP Pollution Control Board (UPPCB), fire and electricity departments respectively.