“Let me put it on the record that the issues concerning real estate sector The topic of this forum has been made RERA. prior to Rare, you had a consumer redressal mechanism… If I were also an affected party, I would go for forum shopping. I would go to court here, there and then. But we must resist the temptation to try to solve the problem through one mechanism in another forum,” Puri said while addressing the CAC meeting.
His remarks come after the week he headed the Ministry of Consumer Affairs Piyush Goyal Held a meeting with the stakeholders to identify the problems faced by the consumers in the real estate sector even years after the implementation of RERA.
Ministries aim to coordinate with each other and harmonize government work, rather than working at opposite objectives and making their differences public. Such incidents do not help in the functioning of the government and should be avoided.
According to the ministry, while the number of complaints filed with consumer commissions has come down after RERA, 10% of all complaints filed with these commissions are related to the real estate sector. consumer ministry It has also set up a panel to suggest model provisions in the builder-buyer agreement to protect the interest of home buyers.
Puri said that if consumer forums were so effective, there would have been no need for RERA. He also said that there is a need to see that matters relating to specific sectors are taken up with forums created for a specific purpose and that too by an Act of Parliament like RERA. He said that he has won the legal challenge to RERA. “Let us not try to dilute it now by saying that other forums can do the same,” he said. This,” said the Union Minister.