Shimla | TNR
Himachal Pradesh Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) has imposed a fine of over Rs 2.27 crore on builders and promoters, apart from refunds for violating the provisions for the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act of 2016. Allottees have so far filed 14 performance petitions. A total of Rs 35 lakhs as fines have been recovered from builders and promoters so far.
Cases being heard online
RERA is currently hearing the cases online and hence the parties concerned do not have to be physically present at the hearing.
All grievances are being heard through Webex, which has conducted over 260 hearings to date.
This has eased the procedure for stakeholders who can now pursue their cases from their homes or office during the pandemic. Orders have already been given to refund Rs 6.55 crore to people who have been allotted housing.
Earlier on, Rs 76 lakh had been recovered from promoters and builders and deposited in bank accounts of allottees.
Ranked 2nd nationwide
The authority claims that in terms of solving cases, it has been ranked second in the country as per the survey conducted by the Union government.
It has also been fully operational for the past year and a half despite the pandemic. RERA has been using the latest information technology to ensure speedy disposal of cases.
52 agents registered
Himachal RERA has so far registered 38 new real estate projects and 52 agents. It has also attempted to settle grievances amicably between parties concerned, as a result of which Rs 52 lakhs have been refunded to allottees.
New website done by NIC
RERA’s new website has been built by NIC. This website has four modules for online registration of all agents and projects in the state, filing complaints and also posting quarterly and annual progress reports as well as pre-registration facilities.
It is expected that the new website will be simple, transparent and consumer-friendly to help all stakeholders, namely, promoters, agents and allottees.