NIGHTMARE IN PARADISE
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 The security guards were withdrawn just a month ago as the president says he does not have the money to pay them.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.