Shillong, May 28: Meghalaya Cabinet on Thursday decided to allow Assam’s real estate tribunal to cover cases from the state since establishing both real estate regulatory authority and the real-estate affiliate tribunal would be a huge burden on the financial budget of the state government, Power Minister James Sangma informed.
He said that since real estate development in the state is at a nascent stage and there won’t be huge number of cases, the cabinet approved allowing the real estate appellate tribunal of Assam to take over cases arising from the state.
“Establishing both real estate regulatory authority and the real-estate affiliate tribunal were a huge burden on the financial budget of the state government so this proposal was put up before the government, to consider allowing the real estate affiliate tribunal of Assam to take up cases from our state, which will not be a big number and also to reduce the financial burden we would face,” he said.
Sangma informed that Meghalaya Cabinet, during a meeting on February 4th earlier this year, approved the Meghalaya Real Estate (Regulation and Development) General Rules, 2020. They had decided to appoint the Chief Information Commissioner to act as the real-estate affiliate tribunal, however, this was not approved by the Supreme Court.
“The Supreme Court made it clear that permanent arrangements need to be put in place and not for an acting real-estate tribunal,” he said.
Speaking to reporters, he also said that the cabinet approved several amendments to the Rules of Executive Business of the Government of Meghalaya.