RERA Deployment: Still Thin, But Complaints Galore

Anuj PuriAnuj Puri, Chairman – ANAROCK Property Consultants

More than a year and a half after the deployment of the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA), it is evident that the Centre’s aim to have it enforced in each state to regulate the Indian real estate sector still falls way short of the intended mark.

It may be recalled that RERA intended to cover developers as well as real estate agents seamlessly across the country.

As it stands now, there are quite a few states still in the process of notifying their RERA rules, while there are others where buyers have been continuously fretting about the dilution of the rules notified.

However, one provision that makes RERA across a few states a ‘hit’ among consumers is the rising number of complaints being registered with the respective state authorities, and its redressal timeline.

Even if the redressal of complaints is not satisfactory for many, consumers are increasingly bestowing their faith on RERA regulators and coming forward in large numbers to register their complaints.

For example, the latest numbers (as on November) show that more than 4,900 complaints have been registered in Maharashtra ever since MahaRERA came into effect. Interestingly, out of this total, orders have been passed for more than 3060 complaints while the remaining are pending with the concerned regulators.

Similarly, in UP, a whopping 8,000+ complaints have been registered since RERA notification, of which only a little over one-fourth have been addressed.

Looking at these numbers, one can say that while consumers are banking heavily on RERA provisions, the authorities need to buck up and address the concerns in a time-bound manner – as provided in the RERA Act itself.

Here is the latest deployment status in the form of a heat map which provides a ready visual oversight of the actual situation on the ground. Maharashtra still leads the ‘race’ (if it can be called that, considering the overall lack of adrenaline behind this movement) with 18492 RERA-registered projects and 17273 registered agents and agencies.

The rest of the numbers speak for themselves:

RERA Registered Projects & Agents across States (as on November 2018)

State/UT Notification Status
Arunachal Pradesh In Progress
Assam Notified (Website yet to be launched)
Kerala Notified (Website just Launched)
Manipur In Progress
Meghalaya In Progress
Mizoram In Progress
Nagaland In Progress
Sikkim In Progress
Tripura Notified (Website yet to be launched)
West Bengal Notified (Website yet to be launched)
Lakshadweep Notified (No Regulator)
Puducherry Notified (Interim Regulator)

Tabular Format

State/UT Notification Status Registered Projects Registered Agents
Andhra Pradesh Notified 61 34
Arunachal Pradesh Notified (Website yet to be launched)
Assam Notified
Bihar Notified 250
Chhattisgarh Notified 859 316
Goa Notified 320 120
Gujarat Notified 4076 740
Haryana Notified 481
Himachal Pradesh Notified 23 17
Jharkhand Notified 30 66
Karnataka Notified 2133 1159
Kerala Notified (Website just launched)
Madhya Pradesh Notified 2019 479
Maharashtra Notified 18492 17273
Manipur In Progress
Meghalaya In Progress
Mizoram In Progress
Nagaland In Progress
Odisha Notified 215 35
Punjab Notified 602 1267
Rajasthan Notified 841 731
Sikkim In Progress
Tamil Nadu Notified 778 367
Telangana Notified 30 86
Tripura Notified (Website yet to be launched)
Uttar Pradesh Notified 2517 2169
Uttarakhand Notified 200 175
West Bengal Notified (Website yet to be launched)
Andaman & Nicobar Island Notified 1 15
Dadra & Nagar Haveli Notified (Under MahaRERA) 80 2
Daman & Diu
Delhi (National Capital Territory of Delhi) Notified 18 89
Lakshadweep Notified (No Regulator)
Puducherry Notified (Interim Regulator)


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