Completion certificate norms flouted by builders
Several private builders in the area have handed over possession of apartments without acquiring completion certificates or obtaining NOCs from the fire department
Ahousing society which is nearly 12 years old, this project comprises 178 units. The resident’s welfare association (RWA) is caught in a maze of problems.
The RWA is yet to receive a formal handover of the building from the builder Supertech. RWA members claim they have been functioning with the maintenance fee of nearly ₹ 4 lakh collected from the residents every month. Association members say they have yet to receive the interest-free maintenance deposit (IFMD) from the builder, and are operating with great difficulty on a shoestring budget.
Arranging money to resolve infrastructure problems is a major challenge for this RWA. But, addressing the issues efficiently is an achievement.
The society has installed a rainwater harvesting system.
The residents want the builder to obtain a fire NOC and acquire the completion certificate for the building. The builder should also hand over the IFMD money. AREA:
This RWA was formed in 2007 and currently has 10 members. The society comprises 163 units.
Although the problems within the society, largely pertaining to maintenance, are well under control, RWA members are in talks with authorities to get the potholed lanes outside the society repaired. Being close to the vegetable market of Sector 4, the residents also have to deal with blockage of the sewage system largely caused by callous vendors who use the drains as litter bins.
The RWA has installed 42 CCTV’s in the society. They had also undertaken an elevator maintenance service at a cost of ₹ 8 lakh to minimise breakdowns.
This RWA is in the process of installing a water harvesting system for which they have invested an amount of nearly ₹ 3 lakh.
The society is yet to get the completion certificate. “We are yet to take up the issue with our builder and hope to do it soon,” says D K Gupta, general secretary of the RWA. AREA:
Most of the residents occupied the society during 2002- 03. Though the RWA is 10 years old, they have started managing the society only from 2012. The building has 88 units in total.
The RWA is trying to obtain all documents from the builders that will help look after and bring about improvement in the society. “We want the builder to hand over drawings of pipe fittings, fire fighting arrangements, electrical connections and also the sale and purchase document of the generator. We are also trying to obtain the resolution document of the board that would allow the society to function through us officially,” says V K Gupta, president of the RWA. The residents are yet to get the completion certificate.
They have recently undertaken servicing, repairs and maintenance of the elevators and have also replaced damaged pipelines in the pumphouse.
Inspired by the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the RWA conducted a mega cleaning drive in the society.
“The builder should hand over the pending documents to the RWA,” says Gupta.