Government Meetings

Welcome the New Mumbai Commissioner of Police Shri Vivek Phansalkar (I.P.S.)

One more changes done in July. Shri Vivek Phansalkar (I.P.S.) is appointed as our New Police Commissioner of Mumbai. CREDAI-MCHI team led by by President Shri Boman Irani, Immediate Past President Shri Deepak Goradia, Vice President Shri Domnic Romell, Hon Secretary Shri Dhaval Ajmera, Thane CREDAI-MCHI President Shri Jitendra Mehta Youth Wing Convener Shri Naman Shah visited CP Office to welcomed the new Commissioner of Police Shri Vivek Phansalkar (I.P.S.) and extended good wishes to him on 7th July 2022.

Hon’ble C.P. informed that he would engage with the chamber to understand issues troubling Real Estate Development.

Welcome to the New Chief Minister Shri Eknath Shinde

CREDAI-MCHI team led by President Boman Irani, Immediate Past President Shri Deepak Goradia, Vice President Shri Domnic Romell, Treasurer Shri Pritam Chivukula, Thane CREDAI-MCHI President Shri Jitendra Mehta welcomed the new Chief Minister and extended good wishes to him on 2nd July 2022.

Meeting with Shri Sanjeev Kumar (IAS) Chairman Airport Authority of India

A very important meeting was held with Shri Sanjeev Kumar (IAS), Chairman of Airport Authority of India, on 28th June 2022, with regard to Building Height Related Issues Affecting Projects at Navi Mumbai at New Delhi. Mr Raajesh
Prajapati, Mr Kunal Chheda, Mr Jayesh Mehta, Mr Vinay Agrawal, Mr Hitesh Jain & Mr Hari Krishna represent the issue of Navi Mumbai on behalf of CREDAI-MCHI.

It was highlighted that many projects are affected due to inactive CCZM and a height cap of 55.1 meters AMSL. AAI Chairman mentioned that it is imperative that consensus between CIDCO & NMIAL on the location of Nav-aids to be arrived so that the issues concerning building heights for these projects can be resolved in entirety. He has assured us that once the location is approved by all stakeholders, additional heights will be processed immediately.

On revalidation of expired NOCs, he mentioned that a reminder letter will be sent by AAI to Ministry for early resolution of the issue.

Meeting with Shri Rajeev Sheth, Deputy Chief Engineer, MHADA

An important meeting was held with Rajeev Sheth, Deputy Chief Engineer, MHADA, on 15th June 2022. This was in continuation to the meeting held on 6th May 2022 with Shri Anil Diggikar, Vice President, MHADA. On behalf of CREDAIMCHI President Shri Boman Irani, Members Shri Amit Thacker, Shri Gurminder Singh, Shri Ricardo Romell, Shri Harish Gupta, and Shri Sanjay Phope were present in the meeting.

Meeting with Shri Shravan Hardikar, Inspector General Registration and Controller Stamp

A meeting was held with Shri Shravan Hardikar, Inspector General Registration and Controller Stamp on 13th May 2022. CREDAI-MCHI COO Shri Keval Valambhia had a brief meeting and presented suggestions on recently issued Valuation Guidelines and also briefed him about calculating Stamp Duty on agreement wherein value is lesser and formula used by the department to calculate the market value in unfair.

Meeting with Shri Niranjan Kumar Sudhanshu (I.A.S.), Settlement Commissioner and Director, Land Records

A meeting was held with Shri Niranjan Kumar Sudhanshu (I.A.S.), Settlement Commissioner and Director, Land Records on 13th May 2022. The meeting was attended by CREDAI-MCHI Vice President Shri Shailesh Puranik, Ms Amita, and COO Shri Keval Valambhia

A detailed presentation was made to bring Ease of Doing business in various approval processes under the Settlement Commissioner department. Shri Niranjan Kumar also appraised various updates in process on the website of bhumiabhilekh where in one can easily access various information like litigation, 7/12 bhoja, and various other details easily.

Meeting with Shri Anil Diggikar, VP & CEO of MHADA

CREDAI-MCHI had a meeting with Shri Anil Diggikar (I.A.S) Vice President & CEO MHADA, Shri Yogesh Mhase (I.A.S) Chief Officer, Mumbai Board and other MHADA officers on 6th May 22 pertaining to various issues and sugges- tions to simplify the process for MHADA redevelopment projects.

The meeting was attended by President Shri Boman Irani, Hon Secretary Shri

Dhaval Ajmera, member Shri Amit Thacker, Shri Gurminder Singh, Shri Rushi Mehta, Shri Ricardo Romell, Shri Harish Gupta, Shri Sanjay Phope, Shri Sanjay Yedge.

Below various point were discussed:

  • To issue Concessions for the Full Potential of the project in consonance to the practice followed in MCGM.
  • Amend the schedule of payment for Mhada premium to 10:10:80.
  • Allow fungible on entire Rehab entitlement without charging a
  • Bring Parity in incentive FSI for 33(5) in line with recent amendments in 33(7) & 33(9).
  • To Grant NOC to CC for the entire approved BUA when Developer avails de- ferred payment facility on payment of interest.
  • Consent verification by EE division to be avoided if more than 51% consent

of total tenants is verified by Dy Registrar at the submission stage.

  • Request to Grant phase-wise
  • Amendments in standard Tri partite
  • Formulate a policy for granting NOC to developers to mortgage Develop-

ment rights issued by MHaDa to facilitate bank financing.

  • Single window system for execution of lease

VP MHADA was extremely positive towards the suggestions made by CREDAI-MCHI.

Meeting with Shri Satish Lokhande, CEO SRA on 18th May 2022

CREDAI MCHI-has the constant endeavour to streamline existing business processes and has been following up with Housing and SRA to somehow sidestep the duplication caused by the 3C process under the slum act whilst implementing SRA schemes.

As per circular dated 23rd May 2022, an order for blanket 3C was granted by CEO SRA for all lands declared as slum u/s 4 of the slum act and Census slum. Team CREDAI-MCHI met CEO SRA Shri Satish Lokhande on 27th May 2022 to thank him personally for taking such a bold policy decision in the interest of development.

The meeting was attended by President Shri Boman Irani, Vice President Shri Domnic Romell, Hon. Secretary Shri Dhaval Ajmera, Members Shri Rushi Mehta, Shri Ricardo Romell

On our earlier request of streamlining Annexure-II to Hon CEO SRA to streamline the Annexure-II process to which he responded that they were in the process to make Annexure-II completely digitised. This was going to be an absolute game-changer in terms of ease of doing business.

Through our constant dialogue, CREDAI-MCHI continuously strives to make the process of slum Redevelopment as seamless as possible.

Meeting with Smt. Manisha Mhaiskar (IAS), Principal Secretary, Environment

A meeting was held with Smt. Manisha Mhaiskar (IAS), Principal Secretary, Environment on Monday, 09th May 2022 on various issues related to the EC Department. The meeting was attended by CREDAI-MCHI Vice President Shri Domnic Romell, Member Shri Bandish Ajmera, Shri Raajesh Prajapati, Shri Vijay Lakhani, Shri Deep Rajpal, Shri Rushi Mehta, Ar Ar Keval Valambhia, Shri Dattatreya Bhalerao, Shri Harish Gupta.

Below various point were discussed:

  • Requesting to increase even more meetings for SEAC / SEIAA – PS Agreed positively with submission.
  • Not to insist or SEAC should not hold on with the application for a not relevant document like Tress NOC, traffic NOC – PS instructed the department to issue a circular in this
  • To Consider Concession/ LOI/ IOA for EC – PS informed that the document issued by the Local body should mention the plan approval as per DCPR/UD- CPR/ MRTP act.
  • CRZ issue of 94 ongoing projects with OC is refused- PS informed that MCZMA will consider the application for OC in a week or 10
  • Approval of CZMP for Thane, Raigad, & Palghar – PS assured to consider this matter and make a separate representation on the
  • Request for a fresh survey at Dronagiri – PS assured to look into the
  • Implementation of MoEF circular of TOR application – PS informed that it will be implemented shortly.
  • Validity of EC increased from 7 to 10 years, it should be made beneficial to those whose validity is lapsed as per 7 years – PS informed that this issue will be taken up in the next meeting with MoEF, accordingly clarification will be
  • Clarification on the application for CRZ approval: This issue is to be taken up

with MoEF.

The meeting ended on a positive note to have a regular meeting so that the issues are solved on a regular basis.

Meeting with Dr Bhushan Gagrani, Additional Chief Secretary, Director of Town Planning

CREDAI-MCHI had a 3 hour marathon meeting with Dr Bhushan Gagrani, Ad- ditional Chief Secretary, Director Town Planning Avinash Patil, Chandrakant Undage, Nirmal Kumar Chaudhary, Sanjay Nirmal and other key officials from UDD on 23rd May 2022.

The meeting was attended by CREDAI-MCHI President Shri Boman Irani, President-Elect Shri Ajay Ashar, Vice President Shri Domnic Romell, Hon. Secretary Shri Dhaval Ajmera, Shri Shahid Balwa, Treasurer Shri Pritam Chivukula, Shri Shashi Jadhav, Shri Manoj Daisaria, Shri Manoj Dubal, COO Ar Keval Valambhia.

A detailed discussion was initiated on amendments required on various provisions of DCPR 2034.

A few points are as under:

  • Requirement of Additional
  • AOS under 14(a) & 14(b).
  • Extension to instalment to Government
  • Counting lift well only once while calculating premium,
  • Deliberations on how to make housing affordable in etc.

We thank the entire UDD Department for giving us a patient hearing and positively considering our submission/presentation.

Meeting with Shri Manohar Lal Khattar, Chief Minister – Haryana

A Fruitful meeting was held with Shri Manohar Lal Khattar, Chief Minister – Haryana Hon’ble Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana on 11th May 2022.

Hon’ble Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana presented the proposal for developing a Global City. The project will be spread over 1,003 acres of land in sectors 36B, 37A and 37B along the under-construction Dwarka Expressway. The goal of the project is to create “new-age service industries” like artificial intelligence and fintech that will attract the best of talent as well as global investments. The project is expected to consist of state–of–the–art infrastructure and will include a convention centre as well as industrial and residential zones.

Meeting with Hon'ble Housing Minister Dr Jitendra Awhad

CREDAI-MCHI a total of 3 fruitful meetings with Hon’ble Housing Minister Dr Jitendra Awhad on 5th, 18th & 30th May 2022.

CREDAI-MCHI met with Hon’ble Housing Minister Dr Jitendra Awhad along with Shri Milind Mhaiskar, Principal Secretary Housing Department, Shri Anil Diggikar VP & CEO MHADA, Shri Yogesh Mhase Chief officer Mumbai Board and other key officials from Housing and MHADA department on 18th May 2022 on various suggestions and issues under Mhada 33(5) Redevelopment.

The meeting was attended by President Shri Boman Iran, Vice President Shri Domnic Romell, Hon. Secretary Shri Dhaval Ajmera, Shri Amit Thacker, Shri Gur- minder Singh, Shri Rushi Mehta, Shri Ricardo Romell.

The various points of discussion were:
  • Instalments scheme for MHADA
  • Repeal of Mofa
  • Not to charge a premium on rehab
  • Nominal stamp duty of Rs 1000 to be charged for Redevelopment under

CREDAI MCHI had a next detailed meeting with Hon’ble Housing Minister Dr. Jitendra Awhad along with ACS, UDD Dr. Bhushan Gagrani, PS, Housing Shri Milind Mhaiskar, VP & CEO MHADA Shri Anil Diggikar, Chief officer Shri Yogesh Mhase, CEO SRA Shri Satish Lokhande and other concern officers from various departments to discuss various suggestions on the issues of MHADA / SRA.

The meeting was attended by President Shri Boman Irani, Vice President Shri Domnic Romell, Hon. Secretary Shri Dhaval Ajmera, Members Shri Amit Thacker, Shri Gurminder Singh, Shri Rushi Mehta, Shri Ricardo Romell.

The various points of discussion were:

  • Not to charge a premium on rehab
  • Nominal stamp duty of Rs 1000 to be charged for Redevelopment under
  • Revision in instalments scheme for MHADA
  • Repeal of Mofa

MHADA related UD issues

No MHADA premium on the area given to existing tenants above existing area and up to rehab entitlement.

Clarity on fungible for 33(5). Whether on entitlement? Whether free or chargeable? Allowable on MIG?

Parity between incentive tables for when developers are constructing vis a vis when a government body is developing in regulation 33(24).

Stamp duty on DA to be made Rs 1000/-. Presentation was given to show the potential revenue which a real estate project generates for the government in various forms of taxes/duties/cess/premiums which could get unlocked.

SRA related UD issues

  1. 33(11) schemes to be allowed as per road width criteria of 33(10).

Infrastructure premium to be charged a) only on sale portion and not entire FSI above zonal.

  1. Reverted back to 560/840 per mtrs instead of 2% of the Land rate.

Lift and staircase area to be counted in Rehab component (policy being

finalised)

  1. Formulate a new policy for TDR to ensure the viability of (Policy

for funnel schemes already being finalised).

Area allowance for clubbing in regulation 33(11) to be increased from 5 km to 10 km.

  1. Valuation and stamp duty on transactions for private slums to be rationalised as it is hit by Income tax deeming provisions

Meeting with Shri Sanjay Pandey (IPS) & Joint Commissioner of Police, Law & Order Vishwas Nangare Patil

CREDAI-MCHI and NAREDCO jointly attended a meeting called by the Commissioner of Police (CP) Mumbai, Shri Sanjay Pandey (IPS) & Joint CP (Law & Order) Shri Vishwas Nangre Patil on 8th April 2022. The Discussion was held on regarding Noise Pollution at Construction Site.

Based on the said meeting, CREDAI-MCHI issued an advisory to all

it’s Members, regarding silent Sunday.

Meeting with Shri Hemant Parab, Chief Fire Officer

Successful meeting held with Shri Hemant D Parab, Chief Fire Officer on 22nd April 2022. CREDAI-MCHI Vice President Shri Domnic Romell and COO Shri Keval Valambhia had a brief meeting with Chief Fire Officer to follow up on issues which are as follows:

  • Reduction in abnormal increase in price: CREDAI-MCHI represented staggering the price rise for next 5 years, CFO assured to send appropriate recommendation to Municipal
  • Scrutiny fee on Amended Plan by CFO department should only calculate on the additional BUA and not on the entire BUA: CFO took note of the issue and agreed to send proposal to MCGM for
  • Annual fire service fees to be charged only post CC is issued: CFO agreed to take this
  • Shri Domnic Romell proposed to jointly launched Certificate course on Fire safety – CFO appreciated the initiative and agreed to empanelled officers from his team, follow up meeting is scheduled in the 1st week of May to take this forward.

Meeting with Shri Satish Lokhande, CEO SRA

CREDAI-MCHI had a meeting with Shri Satish Lokhande, CEO, SRA along with Deputy Chief Engineer Shri R.B Mitkar on 13 April 2022 on Various issues of attention to facilitate Ease of Doing Business/new policies to ease process of approvals. Meeting attended by President Shri Boman Irani, Hon Secretary Dhaval Ajmera, Vice President Domnic Romell, Member Ricardo Romell, Rushi Mehta, Parth Mehta, COO Keval Valambhia, AGM Harish Gupta & Mrs. Maya Vaidya

wherein a wide range of topics were discussed

  1. Streamlining 3C process, by providing a generic 3 C for slum
  2. Increasing strength of Tehsildar staff to make 33/38 process efficient ward

wise allocation.v

  1. Provide regular CC in 1:1 ratio, not just RCC frame
  2. Restrict OC instead of 15% CC for when developers avail deferment facility & pending to rehab OC, no CC restrictions.
  3. Remove 5 percent charges of RR for any constitution changes in company

/ partner developer induction for a period of 6 months, as it’s just an office circular

/ NOT a GR.

  1. Streamline process of handover of PAPs, so no OC is
  2. Implement the announcement of HM regarding Shashulk patra @ Rs.2.5
  3. Curb the menace of blackmailers and serial
  4. Not to issue ex-Parte directions to staff or stop work directions without hearing developers side of the

The Honourable CEO SRA was extremely positive about most of the issues and the major takeaways, that they were planning to implement mass 3C of all land declared as slum u/s 4 or census slum. With respect to complainants they urged the developer community not to get cowed down by the harassment and take stringent action against such elements like registering FIRs etc. He further assured that apart from non-payment of rent, no stop work orders would be given without granting the developer an opportunity to be heard.

The CEO SRA requested for time to deliberate the issues internally and requested CREDAI-MCHI to schedule a joint meeting with Honourable Housing Minister shortly to conclusively resolve the issues.

Meeting with Dr. Nitin Kareer, Additional Chief Secretary, Revenue Department

CREDAI-MCHI had a fruitful meeting with Dr. Nitin Kareer, Additional Chief Secretary, Revenue Department, Government of Maharashtra on 06 April 2022 on various issues related to Revenue Department. The meeting was attended by President Shri Boman Irani, Vice President Shri Shailesh Puranik, COO Keval Valambhia.

The meeting was held on various issues related to Revenue Department, which are as follows:
  • Reduction in Land ASR Rate – Additional Chief Secretary informed that recently published RR rates have witnessed the reduction in Land ASR rates and will continue in coming years. However, will not be able to reduce it to 33% of sales as demanded by CREDAI-MCHI, but substantial reduction has been agreed by the Government.
  • Stamp Duty payable of DA for MHADA to be done on RS 1000 Stamp paper – Additional Chief Secretary informed that the state government has denied the request

  • Extension to 7th March 2019 GR for Converting Class II to Class I – Additional Chief Secretary informed that it is under consideration and may expect the extension by 1 year.

  • To Withdraw the condition of taking sanad for all Class II to Class I in TMC – Additional Chief Secretary informed that the circular for the same is already issued and he made the copy available promptly. Attached is the copy.
  • Various suggestions of bringing EoDB in revenue department – These were gracefully deliberated and accepted by Additional Chief

Meeting with Shri Sharad Pawar, MP & President of Nationalist Congress Party

Courtesy Meeting with Shri Sharad Pawar, MP & President of NCP on 11 April 2022 attended by President Shri Boman Irani, Hon. Secretary Shri Dhaval Ajmera, President-Elect Shri Ajay Ashar, Vice President Shri Jayesh Shah, Vice President Shri Shailesh Puranik.

The meeting was held on various issues related to Real Estate Industry, which are as follows:
  1. Reduce Stamp Duty to 3%: Shri Pawar informed that would call for a joint meeting with Hon Chief Minister and all Departments. His view was very clear unless Real Estate revives everything else would not also not revive.
  2. Waive Metro Cess of 1%: With the increase in input cost this rise of metro cess shall make apartments costlier. CREDAI-MCHI requested to Shri Pawar to waive it for a year. Shri Pawar informed that he would look into it.
  3. Silent Sunday by Commissioner of Police in Mumbai: CREDAI-MCHI requested Shri Pawar that if Developers stop construction work on Sundays on an Average 13% labour loss should happen in a year and daily labour wages would be Shri Pawar assured that he will speak to Commissioner of Police (CP) Mumbai, Shri Sanjay Pandey.

Meeting with Ms Rajashree Patil Assistant Labour Commissioner of MBBOCWW

CREDAI-MCHI Women’s Wing members attended a meeting with Ms Rajashree Patil, Assistant Labour Commissioner of Maharashtra Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board on 15th March 2022 in reference to the access to various welfare schemes i.e. Social Security, Education, Health Care & Financial.

Ms Mona Ajmera, Chairperson, Women’s Wing gave a brief introduction of CREDAI-MCHI Women’s Wing and the CSR activities undertaken. Women’s Wing wants to create a platform with the Welfare Board and Labourers to create awareness of these Schemes and take optimum benefit out of it and are committed to supporting by sharing the data f rom our member developers’ sites.

CREDAI-MCHI Women’s Wing shared 1700 plus worker’s data from our member developers. The meeting was attended by Ms Mona Ajmera, Chairperson, Ms Jesal Shah, Secretary, Ms Alka Doshi, Treasurer, Ms Sejal Goradia, Vice ChairPerson, Ms Sonal Shah, Ms Anuradha Shah, Past Chairperson, CREDAI-MCHI Women’s Wing, Mr Keval Valambhia, COO, Ms Reena Noronha, Manager, Sanjay Phope, Sr Executive, CREDAI-MCHI.

 

Ms Rajashree Patil appreciated the support and suggestions of CREDAI-MCHI Women’s Wing for taking this initiative for the benefit of all the labourers and has committed to supporting us. We once again request all our member’s developers to ensure such welfare schemes reach their respective workers.

Successful Meetings on Units issues

CREDAI-MCHI had a successful meeting on 1st March 2022 with Shri Bhushan Gagrani (IAS), Principal Secretary, UDD 1 – for issues pertaining to CREDAI-MCHI Palghar-Boisar Unit, CREDAI-MCHI Shahapur-Murbad Unit and CREDAI-MCHI Bhiwandi Unit. 

It was a successful meeting wherein the Principal Secretary UDD 2 gave a detailed hearing to all issues presented by all 3 units.

The meeting was attended by Shri Boman Irani, President, Shri Ajay Ashar, President-Elect Shri Dhaval Ajmera, Hon. Secretary, Shri Shailesh Puranik, Vice President, CREDAI-MCHI for their constant motivation and guidance.

Follow up meeting held on 29th March 2022 with Shri N R Shende, Director Town Planning on the issues of CREDAI-MCHI Palghar-Boisar & CREDAI-MCHI Shahpur-Murbad.

Follow up meeting held on 29th March 2022 with Shri N R Shende, Director Town Planning on the issues of CREDAI-MCHI Palghar-Boisar & CREDAI-MCHI Shahpur-Murbad.

Shri Shende gave a detailed hearing and guided the units with the current status of the pending issues.

The meeting was attended by Shri Rajesh Mehta, President, Shri Prashant Khandelwal, Secretary, CREDAI-MCHI Palghar-Boisar and Shri Mangal Chavan, Secretary, CREDAI-MCHI Shahpur-Murbad.

Meeting with Shri Manu Kumar Srivastava (I.A.S) Chief Secretary Government of Maharashtra

Meeting with Shri Manu Kumar Srivastava (I.A.S) Chief Secretary Government of Maharashtra on 22 March, 2022 attended by Shri Boman Irani, President, Shri Dhaval Ajmera, Hon. Secretary, Shri Keval Valambhia, COO, and Shri Harish Gupta, AGM, CREDAI-MCHI

 

 

 

It was requested the hon. Chief Secretary to not have HRC for building up to 250 m at par with 33(9) projects. Repeal of Mofa, & Metro cess deferment for 2 years were also discussed in detail. CREDAI-MCHI also requested that the Ready reckoner rate should not be increased, few projects may not have a High Rise Committee. Chief Secretary positively responded and assured sup- port for the same.

Meeting with Shri Sanjay Pandey (IPS) Commissioner of Police & Jt CP (Law & Order) Shri Vishwas Nangre Patil

CREDAI-MCHI and NAREDCO jointly attended a meeting called by the Commissioner of Police (CP) Mumbai, Shri Sanjay Pandey (IPS) & Jt CP (Law & Order) Shri Vishwas Nangre Patil on 9th March 2022. Hon. CP informed that he has received several complaints & senior citizen concerns regarding construction like noise & dust pollution, long working hours on-site and deployment of private traffic wardens.

Our members explained that some of the issues like road blockages are more due to the public infrastructure works & took note of the points raised with regards to Noise & Dust pollution.

From the discussions, the following actions were jointly accepted by CREDAI-MCHI and NAREDCO. The Hon. CP was assured of immediate action and the CREDAI-MCHI assured to convey the suggestions to developer members.

The following was agreed:
  1. CREDAI-MCHI will advice its members to adhere to the approved construction timelines of 0600 hrs to 2200 hours only. No extension of this timeline shall be adviced.
  2. CREDAI-MCHI will advice its members to take appropriate measures to ensure the noise levels at sites are within the approved decibel
  3. Any activity where noise levels are above the acceptable decibel level shall only be carried out between 1000 hours to 1700 hours only on working Any noisy activity should be avoided on weekends & holidays.
  4. All developers to mandatorily install a signboard on sites mentioning the permissible working hours & the acceptable decibel levels. If any work is to be carried out beyond the acceptable decibel levels, a declaration stating that this would be carried out for a limited period & during 10:00 hours to 17:00 hours on working weekdays only.
  5. CREDAI-MCHI shall encourage developers to engage with local residents nearby by taking them into confidence about the site works which might be noisy, developers shall try & keep the neighbourhood informed &

CP sir appreciated the support and suggestions and has personally requested all developers to adhere to the above points & avoid law & order actions by the police.

The meeting was attended by Shri Boman Irani, President, Dhaval Ajmera, Hon. Secretary, Shri Keval Valambhia, COO, CREDAI-MCHI and NAREDCO team.

Meeting with Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister, Shri Ajit Pawar

CREDAI-MCHI had a fruitful meeting with Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister

– Shri Ajit Pawar on 8th March 2022. The meeting was attended by President Boman Irani, Vice President Jayesh Shah & Dominic Romell, Hon. Secretary Dhaval Ajmera, Treasurer Pritam Chivukula, COO Keval Valambhia.

CREDAI-MCHI made a strong plea for deferring the levy of 1% Metro cess on Stamp Duty for 2 years given the present increase in costs due to the global situation. Hon’ble DCM assured that he would consider the issue positively and discuss in the cabinet.

Meeting with Smt. Jayshreerani Surve, Deputy Director Town Planning (Revenue)

An important meeting was held with Smt. Jayshreerani Surve, Deputy Director Town Planning (Revenu) on 21st December 2021. The meetings were held on Ready Reckoner rates for 2022-23 for Mumbai and Mumbai Suburbs. On CREDAI-MCHI side Keval Valambhia, COO & Harish Gupta, AGM attended the meeting. Also, NAREDCO members were presented.

Meeting with Ms Manisha Mhaiskar, Principal Secretary, Environment, GoM

A fruitful meeting was held with Shri Eknath Shinde, UDD Minister, Minister for Urban Development & Public Work on 21st December 2021. The meeting was held on Suggestion about payment towards various premium.  

The meeting was attended by SHRI Ashwani Kumar – Metropolitan Commissioner, SHRI Bhushsn Gagarani – Addl. Chief Secretary, UD [1] Dept. & team of CREDAI-MCHI led by Deepak Goradia, President, Pritam Chivukula, Secretary,  Rajnikant Ajmera, Past President, Ajay Ashar, Vice President. 

Successful Meetings on Joint Venture Policy with Shri Jitendra Awhad, Housing Minister

In December a breakthrough meeting was held with Shri Jitendra Awhad, Housing Minister on 9th December 2021. The meeting was held on Joint Venture Policy with the dual objective that MHADA should now spread out of Mumbai.

The policy is expected to be ready within a month. Which will also benefit the common man. Lands will also be developed. It will be seen that the government will also get good revenue.

The team of CREDAI-MCHI led by Shri Deepak Goradia, President, Shri Boman Irani – President-Elect, Shri Pritam Chivukula, Secretary, Shri Keval Valambhia, COO, Shri Harish Gupta, AGM, CREDAI-MCHI. Also Shri Satish Magar – CREDAI, Shri Aniruddha Deshpande – CREDAI, Shri Sandeep Runwal – NAREDCO, Shri Rajan Bandelkar – NAREDCO, Shri Abhay Chandak – NAREDCO attended the meeting.

Successful Meetings on E-Registration with Shri Shravan Hardikar, IGR

In the Month of November breakthrough meeting was held with Shri Shravan Hardikar (I.A.S.), Inspector General of Registration on 11th November 2021. The meeting was held on various issues related to stamp and registration department. The team of CREDAI-MCHI led by Shri Deepak Goradia, President, Shri Boman Irani – President-Elect, Shri Dhaval Ajmera, Jt. Secretary and Shri Keval Valambhia, COO, CREDAI-MCHI.

The prayer of CREDAI-MCHI about rationalisation in the land ASR to be 1/3 of sale rates was positively considered by the IGR. He assured to work out a favourable mechanism, while finalizing the Land ASR for next year.

Shri Hardikar conveys that levy of stamp duty by adopting the value of the land at 25% of the ASR for Slum development issue is already under consideration. On E–Registrations process, he informed that a new & simplified version has been developed as per new circular from IGR dated 14 Oct 2021 and assured to conduct technical training session at CREDAI-MCHI office for the benefit of the developers. IGR assured to review the request of change in proof of tenancy timelines in the Permanent Alternate Accommodation agreement.

Meeting with Civil Aviation Authority

A breakthrough meeting was held on 29th October 2021 on the insistence of CREDAI- MCHI by the Civil Aviation Authority, which was represented by Shri Iqbal Singh Chahal, Commissioner (MCGM), Shri Bhushan Gagrani (IAS), Principal Secretary, UD, GoM. The representation of this meeting was done by the CREDAI-MCHI team led by Shri Shahid Balwa, Shri Domnic Romell and Shri Kunal Chheda. A detailed presentation was put before the committee constituted for reviewing of building height regulations and the committee has assured to revert at the earliest on the suggestions put forth by the members of CREDAI-MCHI.

Meeting with Shri Bhushan Gagrani, Principal Secretary, Urban Development Department, GoM

CREDAI-MCHI President Shri Deepak Goradia lead a delegation of members of CREDAI-MCHI including Shri Nayan Shah, Shri Boman Irani, Shri Domnic Romell, Shri Shahid Balwa and Shri Dhaval Ajmera for some very important pending points in the office of Shri Bhushan Gagrani (IAS), Principal Secretary, UD, GoM, which included a request of clarification from the UDD on development cess, request for a pending hearing in the matter of extension of the notification dated 19/8/2019, request for open space deficiency to be calculated only once in the lifecycle of the project, request for 2nd staircase in building over 70 m to be made free of FSI and premium, discussion on the requirement of open spaces for artificial lighting and mechanical ventilation for residential and commercial buildings in DCPR 2034 and for modification in 14 (B)(H) and Note II(A) and (B) of DCPR 2034.

The meeting was represented successfully and the Hon. Principal Secretary assured to look into the representation made and revert in a positive time frame

Meeting with Ms Manisha Mhaiskar, Principal Secretary, Environment, GoM

In the month of October 2021, a very successful meeting was held with Ms Manisha Mhaiskar,  Principal Secretary, Environment, GoM on a resolution on the time-consuming process of issuance of environmental clearances to projects in the MMR region. CREDAI-MCHI requested the Hon. Principal Secretary to consider the projects with the valid concession report issued by planning authorities in accordance with local planning regulations while granting the environmental clearances. It was discussed with the Principal Secretary that along with IOD/IOA/concession documents, LOI issued by MCGM/SRA/MHADA shall also be considered as a valid document for submission for Environmental Clearance.

The meeting was attended by Shri Deepak Goradia (President, CREDAI-MCHI), Shri Nainesh Shah, Shri Bandish Ajmera, Shri Dhaval Ajmera, Shri Keval Valambhia (COO, CREDAI-MCHI) and Shri Harish Gupta (AGM, CREDAI-MCHI).

Meeting with Shri Rajeev Mittal

To discuss the various issues i.e. pending GST levied on Developers, a meeting was held on 3rd May 2021 and was commenced chaired by Shri Rajeev Mittal, GST Commissioner. Members who attended from CREDAI-MCHI were Shri. Deepak Goradia, President, Shri. Boman Irani, President-Elect, Shri. Dominic Romell, Sr Vice President, Shri. Sunny Bijlani, Shri. Sajal Gupta, and Shri. Rohit Jain, Members.

Meeting with Shri B. Venugopal Reddy

On the 3rd and 12th of August, meetings were held with Shri B. Venugopal Reddy (IAS) Principal Secretary (Forest) 

Revenue & Forest Department at his office. The topic of discussion was the Flamingo Matter. Shri Reddy had moved the file to the Hon’ble Chief Minister’s Office for his approval and later it was sent to the Centre (MoEF Dept.) for final Gazette. The MoEF department had scheduled a meeting in Delhi on 17th August 2021 to finalize the ESZ for Thane Creek.

Meetings with Shri Iqbal Singh Chahal

During this year, three a total of successful meetings with Shri Iqbal Singh Chahal – Municipal Commissioner MCGM were held. In the first meeting, it was requested for all payments against the self-declaration by the project 

proponent for the plans approved by Building Proposal Department to be made until 31st December 2021. 

In the other two meetings, the guidelines for process building proposals and the difficulties of the Real Estate sector were discussed. The meetings were attended by Shri Deepak Goradia, President, CREDAI-MCHI, Shri 

Pritam Chivukula, Hon. Secretary, Shri Boman Irani, President-Elect, Shri Harish Patel, Sr. Vice President, Shri Dhaval Ajmera, Hon. Jt. Secretary, Shri Mayur Shah, Past President, Shri Shahid Balwa, Member and Shri Harish Gupta.

Meeting with Smt. Manisha Mhaiskar

On 9th November 2020, a meeting was held with Smt. Manisha Mhaiskar- Principal Secretary, Environment. Various topics related to the Environment NOC 

process were discussed. Smt. Mhaiskar responded to every issue positively and agreed to ease out the 

process of Project Proponents very soon. 

The meeting was attended by Shri Deepak Goradia, President, CREDAI-MCHI Shri Boman Irani, 

President-Elect, Shri Pritam Chivukala, Hon. Secretary, Shri Munish Doshi, Hon. Treasurer and Shri Dhaval Ajmera, Hon. Jt. Secretary.

Meetings with Shri S V R Srinivas

Two meetings were held with Shri S V R Srinivas- 

Principal Secretary of the Housing Department. The first meeting was to discuss CREDAI-MCHI’s 

suggestion of Repeal of the MOFA Act. In another fruitful meeting the Housing Policy was discussed. These meetings were attended by Shri Deepak 

Goradia, President, CREDAI-MCHI Shri Pritam 

Chivukala, Hon. Secretary, Nayan Shah, Imm. Past President, Shri Vyomesh Shah, Past President, Shri Mayur Shah, Past President, Shri Dominic Romell, Sr. Vice President and Shri Harish Gupta.

Meetings with Shri Bhushan Gagrani

In 2020 and 2021, various fruitful meetings were held with Shri Bhushan Gagrani- Principal Secretary of UDD(I). The first meeting was held with Shri Bhushan Gagrani and Shri Jitendra Awhad, Hon’ble Housing Minister to discuss the MHADA issue. In the subsequent meeting, the ULC was discussed. The discussion was followed by 

constructive suggestions that were centred around the same issue. The meeting was fruitful, as the respective 

Secretaries responded positively to acting on CREDAI-MCHI’s proposed suggestions. 

In the next meeting, issues regarding the Housing for Police on Private Land were discussed. The next meeting discussed the Town Level Amenities and City Level facilities under the Integrated Township Project (ITP) to be 

developed under UDCPR. 

These meetings were attended by CREDAI-MCHI participants, Shri Deepak Goradia, President, Shri Vijay Lakhani, President, Navi Mumbai, Shri Pritam Chivukala, Hon. Secretary, Shri Nayan Shah, Imm. Past President, Shri 

Vyomesh Shah, Past President Shri Mayur Shah, Past President Shri Domnic Romell, Sr. Vice President, Shri Bandish Ajmera, Sr. Vice President, Shri Dhaval Ajmera, Hon. Jt. Secretary, Shri Munish Doshi, Hon. Treasurer, Shri Raijesh Prajapati, Co-ordinator and Shri Harish Gupta

Meeting with Shri Jitendra Bhople

On 29th December 2020, a meeting was organized with Shri Jitendra Bhople, Deputy Director of Town Planning (Valuation), to accelerate the Request for Recalibration for Ready Reckoner for 2021-22. The CREDAI-MCHI participants for this meeting were Deepak Goradia, PRESIDENT, Mayur Shah, Past President, Harish Gupta and NAREDCO members.

Meetings with Shri Jitendra Awhad, Housing Minister

Last year, various constructive meetings were held with Shri Jitendra Awhad, Hon’ble Housing Minister 

The first meeting was held with Shri Jitendra Awhad and Shri Bhushan Gagrani, Principal Secretary to discuss the MHADA issue. The meeting was followed by another one that discussed the pending issue of MHADA. 

In another fruitful meeting, they discussed allowing the clubbing of two schemes u/s. 33(2) with development of proposal under regulation number 30 (Table 12) & 33(7) of DCPR 2034. 

In another meeting held with Shri Jitendra Awhad at the Government Quarters, suggestions for tripartite participation between SRA, Developer, and the Bank for financial planning in processing Slum Rehabilitation schemes were discussed. The meetings were attended by Shri Anil Diggikar- CEO MHADA, Shri Deepak Goradia, President, CREDAI-MCHI, Shri Boman Irani, President-Elect, Shri Dominic Romell, Vice President, Shri Shailesh Puranik, Hon. Jt. Secretary, Shri Shahid Balwa, Shri Gurminder Singh, Shri Amit Thakkar, Members, and Shri Harish Gupta, CREDAI-MCHI

Meeting with Shri Ramraje Naik-Nimalkar

A meeting was held with Shri. Y. Viswanatha Gowd, MD LIC HFL under Maharashtra Legislative Council, Chairman, Shri Ramraje Naik Nimbalkar at Vidhan Bhawan. 

The meeting was addressed by Shri Boman Irani, President-Elect, CREDAI-MCHI & CREDAI who 

highlighted the excerpts from the recent research conducted by CREDAI National on the Impact of the second wave of COVID-19 on the Real Estate Sector in India. 

The meeting discussed the ongoing financial stress in the sector and recommendations were presented to the LIC HFL. The team agreed and supported the issues and had decided to focus more on retail loans. 

The meeting was attended by Shri Boman Irani, Shri Pritam Chivukula, Hon. Secretary, CREDAI-MCHI and other Members of CREDAI Maharashtra and NAREDCO.

Meeting with UDD Minister Shri Eknath Shinde

On 30th June 2021, a meeting was held with Hon’ble UDD Minister, Shri Eknath Shinde to request an extension in relief granted vide GR. The meeting was attended by CREDAI-MCHI Members, Shri Boman Irani, President-Elect, Shri Pritam Chivukula, Hon. Secretary, Rajni Ajmera, Past President, Shri Mayur Shah,Past President, Shri Dominic Romell, Sr. Vice President, Shri Harsh Patel, and Shri Parag Munot, Members

Meeting with Shri Aditya Thackerey

On 8th May 2021, a meeting was held with Shri Aditya Thackery, Hon’ble Environment Minister and Smt. Manisha Mhaiskar, Principal Secretary (Environment) to discuss the approval based on the conceptual plan. The meeting was attended by CREDAI-MCHI Members, Shri Boman Irani, President-Elect and Shri Shahid Balwa, Member.

Meeting with Shri Balasaheb Thorat, Hon’ble Revenue Minister

A meeting was held with Shri Balasaheb Thorat, Hon’ble Revenue Minster on 23rd March 2021, it was attended by the CREDAI-MCHI Team led by Shri Boman Irani, President-Elect. The meeting was also attended by Shri Pritam Chivukula, Hon. Secretary, Shri Raijesh Prajapati, Co-ordinator and Shri Rajul Vora, Member. Three major issues were discussed. First, to not change the Ready Reckoner Rate for 2021-22. Second, the Land ASR rate for Mumbai to be 1/3 of Residential Sale Rate, and finally the current rebate of 3% in Stamp Duty to be extended for 12 months. 

The Hon’ble Minister was sympathetic to the issues brought up in the meeting and had agreed to discuss the same with the Cabinet.

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