Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has directed the Housing Department to coordinate and supervise the implementation of a time bound drive for Deemed Conveyance for Cooperative Housing Societies (CHS) in the state from December 1.
This has now paved the way for several cooperative housing societies in Mumbai and Maharashtra to opt for deemed conveyance which otherwise were not the real owners of the land thanks due to the indifference of the builders and developers. Chavan, added that coordination committees be set up under respective district collector’s which will take stock of the implementation every month.
The state government has recently decided to amend section 11 (3) of the Maharashtra Flat Ownership Act, 1963, to provide for deemed conveyance of societies where the ownership of the land is still in the name of original land owner or developer. Besides this the government has also done away with the clause providing for issuing of notices to concerned parties while CHS applied for registration in land revenue records books with local Talathi’s or City Surveyors Office.
Referring to the listing of cooperative housing societies done by MHADA on its website, Chavan directed the officials to devise a website wherein pictorial information of all the 88,000 cooperative housing societies in the state must be uploaded. It should also contain information about whether the CHS have deemed conveyance done or not. He also directed the officials to appoint more staff to ensure that the process of deemed conveyance is speeded up. Besides, the department should also hold Lokadalat’s from prompt disposal of cases.
Chavan further directed the officials to ensure that deemed conveyance of all the CHS is done by June 30. There are a total of 2,24,306 registered cooperative societies in the state as of 2011.