Plots or flats in a society is a private property of the members
Ref: Valuable amendment in the new model bye-laws adopted by the co-operative housing societies
Comment: Major provisions of The Maharashtra Co-operative Societies Act 1960 have existence on paper only. There are thousands of societies and lakhs of flat holders in the interior parts of Maharashtra who know nothing except the name of their society. Without educating them the implementation of the provisions in the Act is a dream. The Act is becoming less and less user friendly instrument. BEFORE ENACTING SUCH INTRICATE AND STRINGENT PROVISIONS THE MOST IMPORTANT FACT HAS TO BE BORNE IN MIND THAT PLOTS OR FLATS IN A SOCIETY IS A PRIVATE PROPERTY OF THE MEMBERS AND THEY MUST HAVE THE INDEPENDENCE WHICH THE GENERAL PROPERTY HOLDER CAN ENJOY. Only those provisions are welcome which are made to safeguard interest of each and every member. Management and administration of a society cannot be a duty specified or dictated by the Government. It is practically and economically impossible to implement the present Act in toto. People have to come forward and compel the Govt. to make it user friendly. The ownership rights over the property in a society should not be at the mercy of the Govt. Lot of efforts, knowledge, expenses and devotion is required if the Societies have to fulfill all the requirements of the Act. Majority of the societies are lacking on all these requirements. Therefore the performance of the societies on all the grounds will never be satisfactory. In all others Sectors including the Government Departments itself lot of compromises are made. It is unjust on the part the Govt. that the performance of the co-operative societies in implementing the Act will be an exception.
Name: Dhananjay Londhe