10 Years On, Residents Wait For Occupation Certificates – Times of India – 14-Nov-2014
November 15, 2014 - Uncategorized
Even a decade after getting possession of their apartments, 400 residents of City Cooperative Group Housing Society (City CGHS) in Gurgaon Sector 55 have been running from pillar to post to get what they are legally entitled to – completion and occupation certificates for their homes.
They claim that HUDA has not yet given them the necessary documents and they blame the society’s management for the delay. Residents allege that the management is involved in illegal construction in the society and financial irregularities. Repeated complaints to the assistant registrar of co-operative societies against the management over the past one year have also not yielded any results.
“We got the possession of our flats in 2004 and till date we have not got the completion and occupation certificates from HUDA only because of gross irregularities by the society management,” said Vikas Bhalotia, an aggrieved resident.
“After our repeated complaints and pressure via RTIs, the assistant registrar arranged for an audit of the society’s books of accounts from 2003 to 2012. The report pointed out fudging of accounts and violations of the Haryana Co-operative Societies Act of 1984. Still he took no action,” Bhalotia said.
Another resident, Satish Malhotra, added: “Even the audit report claims that there are 102 dwelling units whereas on ground there are only 96 as they have converted a few of these into duplex homes in violation of the sanctioned plans which are not mentioned in the audit.”
When contacted, a senior official from HUDA Estate Officer’s (II) office said, “It is an old case which has been pending for years. Relevant documents pertaining to the case need to be pulled up, after which action and investigation can be initiated”.
Assistant registrar Satish Rohilla told TOI: “There are thousands of co-operative societies in Gurgaon and I cannot run after each of them. I don’t remember any details of this case except that we had done an audit.”
Vimal Kachroo, the president of the society’s management, refused to comment on the matter.