The Uttar Pradesh Real Estate Regulatory Authority (UP-Rera) has issued a notice to the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) over its failure to appear before the regulator in a case related to the Indirapuram housing scheme for the economically weaker section.
The GDA, however, says the scheme doesn’t come under Rera’s purview.
The case was filed at the Greater Noida bench of UP-Rera by 60-year-old Ghaziabad resident Raj Prakash Tyagi, who has not yet got the possession of his EWS house that he was allotted 30 years ago by the GDA. The Rera bench issued five notices to GDA between February and June this year, asking its representative to appear before the regulator.
The bench has now threatened to pass ex-parte order on the basis of available documents and facts, in case GDA officials do not appear and clarify their stand, sources told TOI.
As per RERA rules, all development agencies and private builders are required to update their projects so that they can be accessed easily by the buyers and the status of the projects are in the public domain.
However, GDA chief engineer VN Singh said the EWS Indirapuram scheme was launched in 1990 and completed by 2001. “So, it does not come under Rera. The agency cannot expect the department to register the project that was completed 18 years ago. We have already submitted this reply, but despite that, the notice has been issued.”