NEW DELHI: Amid reports that key provisions of new real estate regulation law have been diluted by some states, the central government has forwarded the rules notified by the states to a parliamentary committee for examination.
Minister of State for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA) Rao Inderjit Singh, in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, said the ministry has received representation from consumer groups, complaining that some states have reportedly diluted key provisions of the Act to favour builders.
“The rules that have been notified by the states, have been forwarded to the Committee on Subordinate Legislation of the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha for examination,” he said.
The Centre has notified the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act 2016 for the UTs without legislatures, while other UTs and states have to frame their own laws using the central act as a template without diluting its spirit.
Singh said the ministry had convened a meeting of officials of states and UTs last month to apprise them about the provision of the act.
“During the meeting, they were informed that the rules cannot be ultra vires the Act,” he said.