What is the difference between the Mumbai Catholic Church and these corrupt builders? Adv. A. M. Sodder

The Church in Mumbai has not given conveyance to the following societies. The law mandates that conveyance be given within 4 months of society formation. To top it all the Bombay Catholic Sabha a group which claims to defend catholics rights and stand for the truth has booked an office  space on land  sold to Our Lady of Vailankanni and Perpetual Succour Co-op. Hsg. Soc. Ltd. as amenities. A classic case of taking convenient stands. Does Bombay Catholic Sabha need to give an explanation to the Catholics of Mumbai who are their members? Why do they fight for gardens and open spaces when an outsider is the offender. Why are they taking convenient stands? Are they afraid to take on the Church when the Church is an offender? Bombay Catholic Sabha members are in the the Archdiocese Grievance Committee. If you complain about the Church authorities can a catholic expect JUSTICE?

Cardinal Oswald Gracias you cant pass the buck. Enforce the law of the land. Stand for the truth.  Cardinal Oswald Gracias would Jesus behave in this way?

Good Friday Continues and hence there can never be an Easter.

Read below the article in todays Times of India.

Some of the Catholic  societies/ institutions who have not been given conveyance within 4 months and the date of formation of society are listed below.

  1. Nirmala Colony Building  F( one room kitchen ) built in 1964 around 50 catholic  families
  2. Our Lady of Lourdes Co-op. Hsg. Soc. Ltd. society formed in 1998 around 45 catholic families.
  3. Our Lady of Vailankanni and Perpetual Succour Co-op. Hsg. Soc. Ltd. formed in January 2004 having 112 catholic families.
  4. Nirmala Niketan nuns in Goregaon Seminary Campus who have not been conveyance.At their recent General Body meeting a resolution has been passed to that effect.

Adv. A.M.Sodder

Conveyance of 50,000 housing societies stalled by builders

Chittaranjan Tembhekar | TNN | May 16, 2017, 06.28 AM IST

(Representative image)(Representative image)

MUMBAI: As many as 50,000 housing societies in the metropolitan region do not have ownership of land on which their buildings stand, and as a result, they are facing difficulties in either redevelopment or maintenance.

Home buyers and activists are now demanding that the Maharashtra Ownership of Flats Act (MOFA) be revamped on the lines of the new stringent real estate regulation law, popularly called RERA (Real Estate Regulatory Authority). Under RERA, the fine payable by the builder for delaying conveyance is up to 10% of the project cost, whereas under MOFA it is Rs 50,000. But only those building projects where construction is ongoing or those that are yet to get occupation certificates (OC) come under the ambit of RERA.The rest come under the ambit of MOFA and unlike RERA, MOFA lacks teeth, making it tough for existing societies to gain deemed conveyance (change in land ownership from builders to society)

Housing society members, whose conveyance has been stuck for years, now say MOFA should be amended to impose hefty fines on builders who refuse to let go.

At least 70% of housing societies still do not own the land on which their building or flats stand. This is because developers, who own the land want to continue having a say on maintenance or want control over society corpus, open parking slots, terrace space to install cell towers and hoardings to earn revenue. Under MOFA, several thousand cases demanding conveyance are now pending with the registrar’s offices, magistrates or consumer courts. In many cases, societies have not been formed or conveyance is stuck.In others, building residents do not possess the crucial 7 12 revenue papers, which gives information about a particular land parcel. The lack of this key document has become a major hurdle for societies that want to go in for redevelopment as their plans remain pending with the civic body due to absence of ownership rights. Housing societies pay dearly for such delay in getting a conveyance deed. “Due to delay in registering the conveyance deed, societies have to pay huge stamp duty against the gap between the earlier and the revised stamp duty and registration fees.The government should come up with a law to force builders to pay the shortfall, in case of delay in conveyance,” said a society member from Srikala society in Goregaon.

Office bearers of Sai Simran society in Deonar said their building comprising 92 flats got an OC in 2006 after which the society was formed in 2009. “In order to form the society, the builder took Rs 1,500 each, but there are no signs of conveyance being done yet. In the meantime, cellphone towers have been installed on the building by the developer to earn sizeable revenue. Parking slots are also still owned by the developer,” said a resident.

Ramesh Prabhu of Maharashtra Societies Welfare Association said after booking 50% of the flats, the owners can form an association (society) and in accordance with the law, make it obligatory for the promoter or developer to convey the property in the name of the society within three months of obtaining an OC. “If it is not done, then it’s a criminal offence,” he said.

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