Law to set up housing regulatory body in Maharashtra up for approval
Law to set up housing regulatory body in Maharashtra up for approval

Law to set up housing regulatory body in Maharashtra up for approval

The Maharashtra Government is again pushing for a legislation to set up a housing regulatory authority to curb malpractices in the real estate sector and penalise erring builders, especially after the inordinate delay in the Centre´s decision to set up the much talked about regulator. A file in this regard was cleared by chief secretary of Maharashtra Swadhin Kshatriya over a fortnight ago. Housing minister Prakash Mehta approved it a few days later, the same day that it was moved for chief minister Devendra Fadnavis´ nod.

"The ball is in the CM´s court now. We are very keen on implementing the law at the earliest. It has already been delayed by over a year-and-a-half," a highly placed official from the housing department told dna. Bureaucrat Gautam Chatterji is said to be the department´s first choice for chairman for the proposed authority. Maharashtra was the first state to enact the landmark legislation - Maharashtra Housing Act 2012 but it failed to implement the law even after getting a presidential nod in February 2014.

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