After the introduction of the RERA Act, 2016 there are only few states which are taking lead in the implementation of the Act; Maharashtra is the front runner amongst all. Having said that, now Delhi has also taken a step wherein strict action will be taken against the builders if they do not comply with the provisions of the act.
Though, recently the Government has framed a set of rules with the sole objective to throw out the errant builder from the real estate sector and restore the confidence of real estate buyers/investors. Further, the Government has framed these rules for blacklisting developers, contractors and architects responsible for any sort of illegal and unauthorized constructions in Delhi.
It is pertinent to note here that the guidelines have been framed after the direction passed by the Apex Court in July 2018. Thereafter, rules have been tabled to the Apex Court for its consideration. The rules will be made public once these are approved by the Hon’ble Apex Court.
In continuation to the above, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has received about 1,748 complaints against illegal constructions and encroachments. The Authority is working on the digital mapping of properties. Digital mapping will collect vital information about a property, which will be converted into the virtual image. The Authority has already contacted the National Informatics Centre and the Indian Space Research Organization for the digital mapping.
Thus, in context to the above, it can be inferred that the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 imposes the duty on the government to make the rules in consonance with Act which could provide a speedy mechanism to redress the grievance of the home buyer and the punitive action against the errant builders, architects and contractors.