Government Meetings

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

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.