I am saying this with my own experience. My old Housing society where I was owning an apt two years back, received property tax refund. The property tax authority of Mumbai refunded excess amount all members had paid to Corporation. The property tax I had paid to corporation during my ownership of the apt in the society was given to the managing committee. I was advised by the Housing Federation of Mumbai that you must get your refunded amount.
But the managing committee and the Secretary refused to pay me my property refund when I approached the committee.
I then decided to take up the issue with the Registrar of Coop Housing societies at Kokan Bhavan. CBD Belapur. I spoke to the Registrar, gave in writing my complaint against the society. I met several times to Registrar. And finally I was advised to approach the consumer court or Housing society court.
I found Registrar office in Konkan Bhavan useless and enjoying the powers at tax payer´s cost. It is corrupt and do not solve issues faced by Housing society members.
I also proved to Registrar that the Secretary himself his corrupt and do not follow any ethics, code of conduct and Cooperative laws. I put it in writing that committee members and the secretary have committed financial frauds and misusing powers.
Finally, Registrar decided to appoint a Administrator to look into Society accounts. But I am shocked, he too was purchased by the Secretary and committee members and he has not initiated any investigation against the society office bearers. He does not even go to the society office since the corrupt Secretary and managing committee has managed him.
If Registrar´s offices are so corrupt and can not solve the problems of the members, why are we spending so much of tax payers money on these govt offices?
When anyone approaches Registrar´s office, I noticed it is seen as the best opportunity to corner the Society office bearers and make money out of them. That ´s all is their objective and no honesty in solving the complainants issues with the society committee. It is disgusting to see such corrupt govt offices being run with huge costs paid by the public.
This corruption must stop. If the new govt think of some other model of grievance Redressal platform to look into members issues with the Society office bearers, it should be immediately thought of. This is a loot of public money and the justice is not done because from top to bottom these offices are involved in corrupt practices and do not solve the problems of the society members.
These all govt offices are corrupt to the core and operate shamelessly. more