CHENNAI: The Proposed Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) and the Appellate Tribunal of Tamil Nadu could soon be hearing complaints from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands if the State approved the request from the island authorities.
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation has asked the State chief secretary Girija Vaidyanathan to consider the proposal from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands to tag the Union Territory with the proposed RERA and the Appellate Tribunal of Tamil Nadu.
This comes in the wake of the State which is all set to pass the RERA Bill in the State Assembly as the final draft of the Rules is ready.
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands had notified the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) General Rules, 2016 on October 31, 2016. In order to implement the Act and the Rules, it is essential to have an authority and appellate tribunal as mandated under Section 20 and Section 43 of the Act. The Centre said that Andamans had submitted that being a small territory with only three districts and very few officers in the administration, it would prefer to be tagged along with Tamil Nadu’s RERA.
The Centre has asked the State to consider the proposal and convey its decision to the ministry at the earliest. Meanwhile, the Tamil Nadu Government has identified three locations for the proposed RERA. They are in Tamil Nadu Housing Board Periyar building office, Teynampet; first floor of TANSI headquarters building, Guindy Industrial Estate, and SIDCO headquarters building, Guindy Industrial Estate, Chennai.