SHIMLA, 24 April:
Town and Country Planning department organized a state level sensitization workshop with theme ‘shaping tomorrow’ on the Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Act, 2016 and Himachal Pradesh Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Rules, 2017 at Shimla. It was attended by more promoters and real estate agents of the state along-with officer of TCP, HIMUDA, DDNDA and Municipal Corporation Shimla.
Presiding over the workshop, Additional Chief Secretary (UD Housing & TCP) Tarun Kapoor said that the registration of real estate projects and agents would be taken up on campaign mode basis across the state to regulate the rapidly growing real estate market. He advised all the promoters and agents to adhere to mandatory Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA) provisions as any default and delay in execution of projects on their end would attract penal provisions under RERA Act and Rules.
He said the TCP department had successfully launched RERA web portal (www.hprera.in) and till date about 30 real estate projects and 20 real estate agents has applied for registration, out of which 14 Projects and 14 agents had been registered. The state government had also published the Himachal Pradesh Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Rules, 2017 in the Gazette and various projects and agents were being registered after stringent scrutiny as per the Act and its Rules.
He said TCP had already made substantial progress in implementation of the Act. The state government was already in process of establishing a full time RERA Authority and the Appellate Tribunal.
Designated Officer RERA-cum-Director TCP Rajeshwar Goel apprised the participants about various provisions of RERA Act, 2016 which had come into force from 1 May, 2017 throughout the nation.
State Town Planner Sundeep Sharma apprised about Apartment Regulations provisions of HP TCP Rules, 2014 along-with the registration process on RERA web portal.
Commissioner MC Shimla Rohit Jamwal and other senior officers were also present on the occasion.