Two Years On, 15 States Yet To Set Up A Separate RERA WebsiteAn under-construction apartment complex in Noida, Uttar Pradesh (Pradeep Gaur/Mint via Getty Images)

Two years after the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act of 2016 was passed, 15 states are still to set up a website for their own Rear Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA), reports Mint. RERA websites are supposed to provide potential home-owners information about properties and their regulatory compliance.

According to the Mint report, the states of Assam, Bihar, Sikkim, Manipur, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Uttarakhand, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Telangana, Tripura, don’t have an active RERA website while one union territory – The National Capital Territory of Delhi – also lacks one. The jurisdiction of the act does not include Jammu and Kashmir. The websites of the NCT of Delhi, Uttarakhand, Odisha, and Bihar are temporary ones.

Passed on 1 May 2016, the act mandated that all states frame the functions of a regulator within six months and set up a regulatory authority by 1 May 2017. However, many states failed to do so within the deadline and some diluted the provisions of the Act. States were also mandated to set up a website that would provide proper details of property being developed and also allow complaints to be filed online.

Kerala, Jharkhand and Andhra Pradesh have dedicated RERA sites but they lack information on all projects. Uttar Pradesh’s website on the other hand 1,286 promoters, 2,386 projects and 1,443 agents registered.

Maharashtra, one of the first states to set up the regulatory authority and a website also has jurisdiction over the union territories of Daman and Diu as well as Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Similarly, Tamil Nadu has jurisdiction over the Andaman and Nicobar islands.

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