Dear team, I am residing in a housing society in Pune. Recently I am facing issue managing committee of my society. Here are two majore problem I am facing:
1. It's been two and half years society has been formed. Managing committee did not submitted expendature details till now. In Every society meeting all members requested for same but managing committee informed that CA audit is still pending. Then we asked for bank statement details, which has not been provided.

2. Society managiging committee used to expendature money as per their own wish and decession. They don't used to discuss those expendature in society meeting. All of a sudden they give contract of any unnecessry work to their favourble person and do the work. It has been decided, if Society want to do any expendature, besides regular expendature, they have discuss this in society meeting prior. If majority of the member aggreed on that, then only that can be done using proper quotation process. Managing comitee doesn't follow this process at all.
Make your complaints against your Co-operative Housing Society, to Deputy Registrar of Co-operative Societies,for (1), under the Bye-law No. 174(A)(xv), (xvi) and (xix), that is, for not submitting your society's balance sheet duly audited to its members 14 days before the AGM and also for not submitting Balance Sheet (Income and Expenditure accounts) for last two years.

For your complaint (2), under the Bye-law No. 174(A) (xxii), in passing the works of the society without calling the tenders.

If society has not taken election of its managing committee in last five years, through an officer appointed by state co-operative election authority, then under Bye-law No. 174(A)(xvii) make complaint against your society to Deputy Registrar of Co-operative Societies.

For each type of wrong of your society, make separate complaint.
Don't club two or more complaints coming under same Bye-law.
After you make multiple complaints against your society, submit all complaints to Deputy Registrar on same day.

15 days after you submit your complaints, meet Deputy Registrar to know the progress of action taken by him on your complaint.

Also write a Right to Information (RTI) letter to Public Information Officer (PIO) of Deputy Registrar (DR), asking him to give you information on action taken by DR.

If PIO do not reply to your RTI complaints within 30 days of your letters to him, then you make first appeal to Appellate Officer (AO), who sits in DR's office.

If AO don't reply to your RTI Appeal, then you make a second appeal to State Information Commissioner, who sits in New Administrative Building, opposite Mantralaya, Churchgate, Mumbai.

If DR don't reply within 30 days of your complaint, then you make a Lokshahi Din Complaint to District Collector, and also to District Deputy Registrar of Co-operative Societies.
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