Bengaluru: Urging the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) to warn promoters of all ongoing projects who have not completed development works in their projects and have not complied with the provisions of the referred acts, president of Lanchamukta Karnataka Nirmana Vedike Ravi Krishna Reddy stated that the authority should make sure that these projects are registered with RERA.
He stated that many promoters have obtained occupation certificates from competent authorities by producing false and manipulated completion certificates from architects and engineers.
“Many such occupation certificates have been issued by competent authorities without spot inspection of the projects. Such happenings are giving room for large scale corruption. In such projects, there are also violations in complying with the required guidelines of BWSSB, Bescom, Pollution Board, KSFESD (Firefighting) and Airport Authority,” Mr Reddy said.
RERA should first frame regulations. Otherwise, its directions would cause anxiety among those who have complained to RERA authorities on non-registration of projects they have invested in.
“The Karnataka government should immediately start the work of constituting the minimum three member regulatory authority as well as an appellate tribunal. There are legal opinions stating that there is no provision for implementing RERA with interim single member regulatory authority and interim appellate tribunal after enforcement of the act that is from May 1, 2017 and such decisions of single member interim regulatory authority may be quashed by high court/Supreme Court of India,” Mr Reddy explained.
He said that the functioning of a RERA office in the state should be a source of comfort for consumers (allottees).