HINDUSTAN TIMES, NEW DELHI, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 09, 2013 within the 2010 Act, provision has been made for the adoption and registration of the model byelaws under the UP Apartment Act 2010 by all such associations in their first meeting so that all associations of UP registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, operating in projects having more than four apartments shall have uniform byelaws at the earliest. The model byelaws incorporate the best practices like maximum one year tenure for four to 10 board of management, elected from amongst owners of apartments by ensuring one-third board to retire annually and prohibiting the same person not to hold the same post beyond two years. The Registrar of Societies, Lucknow, however, is yet to issue any guidelines to this effect even though this 2010 Act has an overriding effect.
The association has been duly empowered to effectively manage the common assets and distribute the common profits amongst owners besides the power to report any violation by owner/promoter to the competent authority or others as the case may be for penal action against any violation in the plot. The Ghaziabad Development Authority recently, in its counter affidavit to the PIL filed for the implementation of all the provisions of this UP Apartment Act/Rules, model byelaws and reading-down of the rules to bring delinquent builders/promoters to justice within a short period, has lauded the effort and accepted the prayer but is waiting for court orders.