MHADA accepts their fault of allotting a house by bending rules

MHADA’s CEO Milind Mhaiskar has taken the cognizance of Mumbai Live's exclusive report and has called for an investigation

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Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority's (MHADA) Mumbai Building Repair And Reconstruction Board's (MRRB) president Sumit Bhange accepted that they tweaked the rules by allotting a house to Sulochana Raut and Meenakshi Raut without any prior advertisement. 

A few days earlier, Mumbai Live threw light on MHADA’s MRRB's shortcomings

MHADA’s CEO Milind Mhaiskar has taken the cognizance of Mumbai Live's exclusive report and has asked officials to give an explanation. 

In their defense, Bhange said that they were simply following Bombay High Court’s order which stated that MHADA should allocate the house to project affected people in less than eight weeks. Following which, MRRB gave the first available house, which was of Dadar’s prime location Shivaji Park, to Raut sisters. However, when they were asked to deliver the HC order, they failed to do so.

It is a blatant lie. Even if it is an HC order, MRRB cannot sell the house without any prior advertisement. There were 100 such houses, why did MRRB chose Shivaji Park's house?,” Abhijeet Pethe, President, Transit Camps Association.

Pethe further alleged that Raut sisters have not submitted their succession certificate and hence they do not qualify for MRRB’s Masterlist house.

Raut sisters lost their house to redevelopment which originally belonged to their father, who passed away. And as per the rule, the surviving family members have to obtain the succession certificate to claim their right.

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