Pune: The management committees of registered housing societies are unhappy over the lack of coordination between different government agencies. The Co-operative Housing Federation has demanded that the government should withdraw FIR's against society committee members over the alleged non-compliance of government orders.
According to the Federation, the central government, state government, divisional commissioner, district collector, municipal commissioner and police commissioners have issued different orders from time to time. There are over 1.10 lakh registered housing societies in the state and they are abiding by whatever rules the government has framed for societies. However, some committee members were confused over different orders issued by different agencies which led to the alleged non-compliance of government rules.
The federation has also demanded that all government officers should form a committee consisting of representatives of the society management committee, municipal corporation ward office and a federation member. This committee should meet once in a week and take a review of measures to be implemented to control the coronavirus outbreak.
Federation has also said that the management committees of housing societies made arrangements for home delivery of essential items like milk, grocery, vegetables, fruits, medicines for their fellow members, the coronavirus outbreak could be contained effectively in most parts of the cities. Some young committee members are also working as special police officers. All these members are carrying out these duties with no expectation of any monetary benefit.
Suhas Patwardhan, President of Pune District Co-Operative Housing Federation said, "All society members should cooperate with the administration and follow their instructions to battle this coronavirus epidemic. We will put forward all our questions and problems in front of a competent authority. The federation will support its members."
Narayan Aghav, Deputy District Registrar for Co-Operative Societies said, "Barring the containment zones, some societies are banning the entry of domestic help workers and drivers. Some society members are framing their own rules in contradiction to the government and local bodies administration orders issued. We appeal to all society members to follow administration orders."