What is meant by compounding of offences and what the provisions in RERA regarding the same?

Compounding of offences means the power given to the Court to levy a penalty in the form of a compounding fee instead of sentencing the person to imprisonment.
As per RERA, compounding can be done after punishment with imprisonment is pronounced under the Act the person can before or after prosecution is instituted be compounded by the court.
As per RERA, the sum that the court can levy as compounding fee should not exceed the maximum amount of penalty for the offence so compounded.

Example: If the offence is selling the project without registering the same with Authority, the maximum penalty that can be imposed is 10% of estimated cost of the project. The compounding fee cannot exceed this sum.