HC To Noida, Implement Rera Order In Three Months

The Allahabad high court has directed the Noida administration to ensure that a recovery certificate issued by UP-Rera is honoured by the builder who has failed to deliver a flat in time, “preferably within three months”. A reply to an RTI query has revealed that the Uttar Pradesh Real Estate Regulatory Authority (UP-Rera), which came into effect three years ago, has disposed of 74% of the total cases in the state, but only 16% of the recovery certificates issued by it have been realised so far. Recovery certificates are orders issued by the regulatory authority, asking builders to clear dues of buyers if they have failed.Although Rera has issued multiple recovery certificates, the lack of its implementation means buyers are yet to get the money they have already invested in flats. The high court ruling will come as a relief to thousands of such homebuyers who had moved the regulatory authority. “…that in the event petitioner approached Collector, Gautam Budh Nagar along with the copy of this order, he shall ensure that the recovery citation is executed to its logical conclusion as expeditiously as possible, preferably within three months from the date of production of this order,” the January 20 order by Justices Pankaj Naqvi and Piyush Agrawal read.UP-Rera chairman Rajiv Kuma clarified that the primary function of the authority was to ensure that incomplete projects were streamlined. “Our job is to issue recovery certificates. It is for the district authorities to see to it that buyers get their money back from the developers,” he added.An administrative official said the petitioner was yet to approach them with the t order. “Whenever he does, we will execute the order.”