Maharashtra Cooperatives Commissioner Anil Kawade Issues New Circular For Housing Societies

Maharashtra Cooperatives Commissioner Anil Kawade Issues New Circular for Housing Societies

Mumbai: Following a few complaints regarding the functioning of administrators of Cooperative Housing Societies (CHS), authorities have issued a circular directing registrars to appoint administrators from a panel drafted by divisional joint registrar of cooperative societies or preferably appoint a three-member administrative board.

Anil Kawade on May 4 after the government received a letter from the Deputy Lokayukta to devise new guidelines to effectively deal with numerous complaints regarding the working of cooperative housing societies.

The circular stated Cooperative Housing Societies (CHS) should change auditors from time to time and a certified chartered accountant can conduct the annual audit only for three consecutive years.

The cooperative commissioner said the advisory committee will have to take a decision on the complaint in 45 days.

If the complainant is not well pleased, the complaint can be forwarded to the registrar, cooperative court, municipal corporation, who will have a mandate of 30 days to dispose of the complaint. Further, the complaint could be forwarded to the district deputy registrar with a mandate to decide within 45 days, and then to divisional joint registrar with a mandate to decide within 60 days. If the matter does not get resolved, the complaint can be forwarded to the cooperative commissioner’s office in Pune which will have a mandate of 60 days to decide the complaint.