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

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AREA:

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.

Main is­sue

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.

Prob­lems tack­led

Ar­rang­ing money to re­solve in­fra­struc­ture prob­lems is a ma­jor chal­lenge for this RWA. But, ad­dress­ing the is­sues ef­fi­ciently is an achieve­ment.

In­no­va­tive prac­tices

The so­ci­ety has in­stalled a rain­wa­ter har­vest­ing sys­tem.

Wish list

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.

Main is­sue

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.

Prob­lems tack­led

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.

In­no­va­tive prac­tices

This RWA is in the process of in­stalling a wa­ter har­vest­ing sys­tem for which they have in­vested an amount of nearly ₹ 3 lakh.

Wish list

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.

Main is­sue

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.

Prob­lems tack­led

They have re­cently un­der­taken ser­vic­ing, re­pairs and main­te­nance of the el­e­va­tors and have also re­placed dam­aged pipe­lines in the pumphouse.

In­no­va­tive prac­tices

In­spired by the Swachh Bharat Ab­hiyan, the RWA con­ducted a mega clean­ing drive in the so­ci­ety.

Wish list

“The builder should hand over the pending doc­u­ments to the RWA,” says Gupta.

PHO­TOS: SAKIB ALI

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