After the appointment of new chairman Veenu Gupta, Rajasthan Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA), is set to get two new members in the board. While one of its members Shailendra Aggarwal, a 1986 batch IAS officer has retired in January after completing 65 years of age, another member Salvinder Singh Sohata, a 2003 batch IAS promoted from state service will retire in next couple of days.
The urban development and housing department – the administrative department of RERA- has invited application for the two posts. The last date of application is February 25, 2024.
“Two retired or even serving IAS officer may be accommodated in these two posts. Though the vacancy is open to experts and professionals having experience of atleast 15 years in urban development, law and related sector, government generally selects retired IAS for the post,” said a senior official.
According to provisions in RERA, for member the applicant if officer in state it central government should have held the post of secretary to the state government ot equivalent post in state or central government.
The term of members is five years for the date of appointment until they attain the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier. This is a one-time appointment and doesn't qualify for reappointment.
RERA term of Aggarwal and Sohata was non controversial
Shailendra Aggarwal and Salvinder Singh Sohata first worked under the chairmanship of N C Goel, a 1982 batch IAS who retired in April last year. Then they worked with Veenu Gupta who joined in December last year.
In the interim period of April-November, Shailendra Aggarwal had served as officiating chairman of RERA.
The term has been action filled and non controversial. Public got relief in many cases and the authority penalised real estate companies for non adherence of deadlines and norms.
A strong message was sent to builders regarding the compliance.
“The working of Rajasthan RERA has been effective unlike in some other states where public doesn't get relief. So far good officers have been appointed for the post,” the official said.
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