List number of flats for poor Parsis, orders HC

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday directed the Parsi Punchayet to file an affidavit stating the number of flats under its control that are available for allotment to poor Parsis.

The Punchayet, one of the richest trusts in the city, controls vast properties and Parsi baugs across the city and one of its functions is to allot flats to needy Parsis.

The court has also asked the Punchayet to list the number of vacant flats that are not free for allotment and the total number of flats allotted to needy Parsis since December 2006. Punchayets lawyer Rafiq Dada told the court that currently only 74 flats are available for allotment and 64 names from the list finalised by earlier trustees have been approved for allotment. He sought permission to allot flats to 10 other Parsis not on the list, stating that they are more deserving. Senior counsel Iqbal Chagla, who represented some Parsis who have been left out of the allotment process, alleged that his clients were being punished for not voting for the current trustees. He refuted the claim that the earlier trustees had been pressurised to include some undeserving persons in the allotment list.

Advocate Nilima Dutta said that trustees have been allotting flats against a refundable deposit of Rs25 lakh to affluent Parsis. "What business do they have to remove flats available to poor Parsis and giving it to the rich?" she asked. The HC will hear the matter in June.

Original article here.

  • xyz

    Will Bpp please clarify to the community in parsi newspapers how many flats are constructed new, how many allotments are pending and how much f.s.i. is available for them to do constructions in near future.

  • xyz

    Will Bpp please clarify to the community in parsi newspapers how many flats are constructed new, how many allotments are pending and how much f.s.i. is available for them to do constructions in near future.

  • xyz

    Will Bpp please clarify to the community in parsi newspapers how many flats are constructed new, how many allotments are pending and how much f.s.i. is available for them to do constructions in near future.

  • gb

    Bpp has 5,000 flats in their possession. Many are lying closed because residents have migrated abroad. Majority have court cases against them. At the last count, there are total 2,967 court cases pending in various courts in India including Honourable Supreme Court of India. Many are against parsi girls who have married non-parsees. Many are against trespassers. New flats are not at-all constructed. Waiting list of approximately 1200 are still not alloted. There are some ownership flats still available at panthaki baug for Rs 26 lacs but then Bpp wants to allot them only if you have a steady income of more than Rs 90,000/- per month. These flats have lot of termites in the house and they need pest control treatment. Godrej Baug towers have stay-order. Some ownership flats are available for resale at wadia baug but then you have to pay 50 percent of the cost to the old resident and 50 percent to Bpp. Really ridiculous way of functioning. God Bless the community.

  • gb

    Bpp has 5,000 flats in their possession. Many are lying closed because residents have migrated abroad. Majority have court cases against them. At the last count, there are total 2,967 court cases pending in various courts in India including Honourable Supreme Court of India. Many are against parsi girls who have married non-parsees. Many are against trespassers. New flats are not at-all constructed. Waiting list of approximately 1200 are still not alloted. There are some ownership flats still available at panthaki baug for Rs 26 lacs but then Bpp wants to allot them only if you have a steady income of more than Rs 90,000/- per month. These flats have lot of termites in the house and they need pest control treatment. Godrej Baug towers have stay-order. Some ownership flats are available for resale at wadia baug but then you have to pay 50 percent of the cost to the old resident and 50 percent to Bpp. Really ridiculous way of functioning. God Bless the community.