Who is the Adjudicating Officer under RERA? What is the role of an Adjudicating Officer?

  • The Authority has power to appoint in consultation with the State Government a Judicial Officer who is or has been a District Judge to be an Adjudicating Officer for the
  • The role of the Adjudicating Officer is to adjudge compensation under following sections:
    • Sec 12: Obligations of the Promoter regarding veracity of advertisement or prospectus.
    • Sec 14: Adherence to sanctioned plans and project specifications by the promoter
    • Sec 18: Return of amount and compensation
    • Sec 19: Rights and duties of allottees
  • The Adjudicating Officer has to hold an enquiry as prescribed by the Rules by giving any person concerned a reasonable opportunity of being heard
  • The Adjudicating officer has to dispose of the application expeditiously and dispose off the same within sixty days. If it is not disposed off then he has to record the reasons for the delay in writing.
  • Adjudicating Officer has to the power to summon and enforce attendance of any person who knows the facts of the case to give evidence or produce documents which in his opinion may be useful for the case
  • After such enquiry if the Adjudicating Officer is satisfied that that the person has failed to comply with the provisions of sections mentioned in (b) above he may direct such person to pay such compensation or interest as he thinks fit according to provisions of those sections.