NIGHT­MARE IN PAR­ADISE

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RWA mem­bers, too, have al­leged that the de­vel­oper has not de­liv­ered fa­cil­i­ties such as com­mu­nity cen­tre and club promised to them. “Due to non-ad­her­ence to the sanc­tioned plan, GDA will never give a com­ple­tion cer­tifi­cate to the so­ci­ety, and the so­ci­ety will, thus, not be handed over to the Na­gar Nigam. So, the res­i­dents are go­ing to con­tinue fac­ing prob­lems un­til they them­selves take the re­spon­si­bil­ity to main­tain the so­ci­ety,” adds the GDA of­fi­cial.

A se­nior of­fi­cer from DISCO, how­ever, con­tra­dicts this and says, “We al­ready have a com­ple­tion cer­tifi­cate and GDA has tried to han­dover the colony to Na­gar Nigam but there is some prob­lem be­tween the two. We have noth­ing to do with that. There is no il­le­gal­ity from our side.”

An­other bone of con­tention be­tween the de­vel­oper and the res­i­dents is the in­ter­est­free maintenance se­cu­rity (IFMS) which Parsv­nath had col­lected from the buy­ers when it had sold the flats.

Parsv­nath claims that it handed over the IFMS to the fa­cil­ity man­age­ment com­pany which had the con­tract for the so­ci­ety’s reg­u­lar maintenance.

“Since the res­i­dents don’t pay the maintenance amount, the IFMS was ex­hausted in a few months and the com­pany suf­fered losses. It claimed that the amount due from the res­i­dents amounted to more than R67.79 lakh and left the so­ci­ety,” says an of­fi­cer-bearer from DISCO who does not want to be named.

How­ever, the res­i­dents al­lege that there has been no au­dit of the fa­cil­ity man­age-

RWA, res­i­dents face off over maintenance money

What makes mat­ters worse for Parsv­nath Par­adise is the bit­ter feud­ing be­tween the res­i­dents and the RWA of­fi­cer bear­ers.

Al­most three years ago when the fa­cil­i­ties man­age­ment com­pany left the so­ci­ety claim­ing that ar­rears of R67,79,605 had not been paid, there had been four RWAs, each try­ing to be the true rep­re­sen­ta­tive body of the res­i­dents. The res­i­dents then man­aged bring to­gether all the four into one reg­is­tered res­i­dent wel­fare as­so­ci­a­tion in 2012, which was em­pow­ered to col­lect money and main­tain the colony.

In the RWA elec­tion of 2012, San­deep Khanna, a res­i­dent of the so­ci­ety be­came pres­i­dent. Now many res­i­dents are not happy with the way the as­so­ci­a­tion func­tions.

“In one year, there has been no gen­eral body meet­ing. The se­cu­rity guards were with­drawn just a month ago as the pres­i­dent says he does not have the money to pay them. We have com­plained against the RWA pres­i­dent to the Regis­trar of So­ci­eties, Meerut, and de­manded that he be sus­pended,” says Tyagi.

When asked for his re­sponse, San­deep Khanna dis­misses all th­ese al­le­ga­tions and says that more than half of the res­i­dents don’t pay monthly maintenance so he is left with no money for se­cu­rity guards, street lights and san­i­ta­tion of the so­ci­ety. “My term is for two years and even though the res­i­dents have re­sisted it, I have made a move to get an elec­tion held on April 14, 2012. I want to prove that I am fair. The al­le­ga­tions against me are base­less.”

When HT Es­tates con­tacted Regis­trar of So­ci­eties, Meerut, se­nior as­sis­tant P K Prad­han con­firmed re­ceiv­ing com­plaints against the pres­i­dent and said a no­tice had been is­sued to Khanna.

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