ALL POLITICAL parties in the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), except Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), pushed for an amnesty scheme for issuing completion certificates to properties that are already occupied without the relevant certification from the civic body.
In a proposal tabled by the elected representatives in the general body, the civic administration has been urged to launch an amnesty scheme for the properties that are under use without valid completion certificate. According to the proposal, this amnesty scheme should be for three months and for properties that have come up before 2012, based on charges proposed in 2005 and not 2011, which was far higher.
The MNS on Thursday opposed the move, stating that if the amnesty scheme comes into force then the builders, rather than the common man, will benefit as they would have to pay lesser for the completion certificate as it would be based on 2005 rates. “It is the responsibility of builders to get the completion certificate of the properties they developed,” said MNS leader Bala Shedge. The PMC, moreover, had not taken any action against the civic staff who failed to identify such properties and builders who violated the civic rules, he said.
Meanwhile, NCP leader Appa Renuse said, “There should be action against the builder for not getting completion certificate for the property developed.”
BJP leader Ganesh Bidkar said the buyer has been suffering all these years as there is no completion certificate for the property and the amnesty scheme would be a relief to them.