Delhi/NCR:- As the COVID-19 pandemic cases increase across the country, the Uttar Pradesh Real Estate Regulatory Authority (UP-RERA) has decided to postpone the physical appeal hearing with effect from May 1, 2021.
Due to the many physical hearing requests from developers and buyers, the authority had previously decided to allow the physical hearing to the concerned parties. Provided that the Covid-19 protocol will be followed strictly.
But the authority is now handling complaints virtually through the e-court or electronic court system as instructed by the Government of India and the state government.
The virtual hearing will be continued in its current form. Further decisions will be made in the future to allow the parties to have a physical hearing. Depending on the pandemic situation and the direction by the state and central government.
Authorities recently postponed the National Lok Adalat, which was to be held in Lucknow and Greater Noida on April 10, 2021.
Uttar Pradesh Real Estate Regulatory Authority (UP-RERA) under the leadership of U.P state legal services authority is organizing a National Lok Adalat. The Lok Adalat will be organized at Lucknow headquarters of UP-RERA and Greater Noida office on 10 April 2021, to settle the disputes between developers and home buyers.
The Lok Adalat conducted through the internet medium. Only the complaints submitted to the authority under section 31 of the RERA where mutual consent, settlement or request for agreement is possible will be considered.
Current and pending cases also be reviewed by the RERA Conciliation Consultant, where the settlement is possible on the basis of reconciliation agreement. Or where the party has made a request for an agreement will also be considered.
Anand Shukla, legal advisor to UP-RERA, has been appointed Nodal Officer of the Lok Adalat organization.
Rajesh Kumar Tyagi, UP-RERA Secretary, said.-“Through Lok Adalat, home buyers will have a transparent, easy, quick settlement and solution to their cases. Adalat will consider the same cases where the settlement is possible through reconciliation agreement and cases that are pending for a long time.”