A Resident Welfare Association (RWA) is a non-governmental organization that represents the interests of the residents of a specific urban or suburban locality in India. RWAs are not official organs of government, and even slums and illegal housing localities can form RWAs to represent citizens’ interests.
RWAs are typically registered under Co-operative Societies Act, which requires groups to have a minimum of fifteen members from a given area, or under Apartment Owners Act of the state as “Association of Apartment Owners”, or under Societies Registration Act (Central Act or State Act), which requires minimum ten members.
These Acts also set the rules for the establishment of RWA bye-laws which include membership criteria, voting rights, and the conditions under which RWA officers can initiate legal proceeding on behalf of the registered society.
According to Chapter 3 and Section 11 of THE REAL ESTATE (REGULATION AND DEVELOPMENT) ACT, 2016 (e) enable the formation of an association or society or co-operative society, as the case may be, of the allottees, or a federation of the same, under the laws applicable: Provided that in the absence of local laws, the association of allottees, by whatever name called, shall be formed within a period of three months of the majority of allottees having booked their plot or apartment or building, as the case may be, in the project.
To make the RWAs better and effective, CitySpidey brings many services related to security, accounting, resident solutions and many more. The CitySpidey App is available on Android and iOS for mobile and includes useful features for making online society bill payments, calling essential maintenance services, escalating complaints, setting up security protocols for visitor access to your home and many other tools that you can take a walk through.
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