Booking of community hall in co-operative society

Many of the co-operative societies are having a community hall or basement or common space in a co-operative society where any person would like to book the particular space for holding a religious or marriage function or celebrate any occasion as per his/her requirement.

Community Hall

The community hall of a co-operative society had been built on the land allotted to the co-operative society. Therefore, the land cost is paid by all the members. There after, it has been built with the common fund of the society and thereby every member is having a un-divided share in the community hall.

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Common maintenance

The common maintenance has to be carried out from common fund of the society only. The community hall is a part of common space and facilities. Therefore, nominal  charge other than the common maintenance charges can be charged from the members on any occasion provided the same has been passed in meeting of members. The charges are for cleaning and replacement of facilities or up-gradation of common facilities.

Booking charges or Permission charges

When any member or group of members want to use the common space or community hall or basement for a particular purpose or function, it need to deposit a paltry sum for additional cleaning / sweeping of the space. The co-operative society cannot charge any money on any other name additionally e.g. painting, building, repairing or refurbishing the community hall from the members, until and unless, the same member or same group of members use the space every month or every week, regularly. The amount of sweeping or cleaning charges shall be the amount paid additionally to the sweeper or cleaners and any part of this amount cannot be used for any other purpose or merged in any other account of society including the common maintenance fund.

Diwali Function / Holi Function

None of the member of co-operative society is required to pay any amount for Diwali function or Holi function or any other national function like 15 August, 26 January or any other common function except meetings of the general body of members. Any religious or other type of function has to be celebrated out of contributions of individuals or families willing to participate in those functions.

OUR SUGGESTION:

It is worthwhile to make a separate committee by the residents to celebrate such occasions without involvement of co-operative society accounts & management committee.

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15 Comments

  • KRISHAN says:

    DearSir, We have a peculiar situation after new MC has been elected the Previous MC is not handing over the charge properly they say please take as is where is basis while new MC is asking them to give all the documents, files and registers etc. duly indexed pages numbered and subject wise and no of volumes of each subject but since old MC has done many irregularities and wants to evade so that they can have scapegoat by saying that in DCS Act, Section 38 do not explicitly speaks about this hence they are right. What is the solution and way out please advise URGENTLY IF POSSIBLE TODAY ITSELF
    REGARDS
    KRISHAN

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  • Javed says:

    Dear Sir,
    We have booked the community hall last year for some religious function. We paid the amount that was told to us and the payment was made by cheque and receipt was obtained. This year a new managing committee is formed. When we approached them for booking this year, we were told that the amount that we paid last year were much less and we need to compensate the loss to the society to book this year and in the future.

    Is this legal ? What option do I have?

    jb

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  • Vikas Sharma says:

    Dear Sir,

    1.My CGHS has asked me to pay 3000 rs for use of basement for small family function & i had to pay extra for cleaning also. Is it lagal???.

    2. Also our society charges money for car stickers (they gave 2 stickers free initially). Is it legal??.

    Kindly advise.

    Regards

    Vikas
    Dwarka, New Delhi

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  • Natarajan says:

    Sir,
    There are about 200 independent houses and including a community hall and swimming pool in a venture constructed by the builder. After completion of the venture and all houses were solded out, the builder instead of handing over the community hall and swimming pool to the society, the builder gifted the same to the gram panchayat without any information to the society. In fact as per the brochure, the community hall and swimming pool are ment for the society. How the builder can gift the community hall and swimming pool to the gram panchayat. Is it in order.

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  • Sir, in our society there are 734 flats. Chairman/Secretary are collecting 50,000/- against building/amenities. When asked for what this 50,000/-, they said to build community hall. But till date not a single brick or place has been alloted. We have applied to RTI and notice thru MCS act 1960 asking to show permission letter if any given by government bodies to build this hall. But no reply. We have sent complaint letter right from Mantralaya to Registrar of our area. But inquiry conducted seems to baised, managed.
    Now we wish to file writ and issue a notice to Registrar. Plz let us know under what section and format we can proceed. Regards Trushali

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  • kishor Samfrancisco says:

    Sir,

    our builder sold 250 plots & promise us I will provide swimming pool presently we r only 5 families residing but now our builder using our swimming pool as commercial. We r only 5 families staying inside society outsider using swimming pool r mostly drunk & drug addicts making huge noises our families r worried because we r all employees working whole day out sir give us very god advice to stop all the thing done by the builder. we have already paid a one-time amount of Rs.30000/- for the same facility all plot owners paid this amount. sir, help us by giving your advice we feel secure

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  • DSRMURTHY says:

    AM A MEMBER OWNER OF A COOP HSG SERVICES SOCIETY IN BOPAL AHMEDABAD. SOCIETY IS CHARGING FOR USE OF COMMUNITY HALL RS5000 andon resistance now RS2500: PL STOP EXPLOITATION. DSRMURTHY and provide ur email

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  • DSRMURTHYDSRMURTHY says:

    RS.5000 and /or RS.2500 for sweep/cleantenable

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  • DSRMURTHYDSRMURTHY says:

    UR REPLY AMBIGUOUS. SUCH LARGE AMT 5k or 2.5k is not exploitatiion for cleaning

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  • DSRMURTHYDSRMURTHY says:

    surprise. 2 days. no clarification

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  • DSRMURTHYDSRMURTHY says:

    PL REMOVE MY QUERIE FROM UR WEBSITE. NO POINT WHENU DONT ANSWER.
    THANKS

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  • Advocateji says:

    Dear DS Murthy, Answer was given on the 2nd day itself but you have failed to read. You were told that, the decision will be taken by general meeting.

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  • DSRMURTHYDSRMURTHY says:

    APPRECIATE UR GUIDANCE TO CONSUMERS THROUGH WEBSITE. PL GIVE COMPLETE REPLY WHEN POSED A QUERY. NOMINAL CHARHES FOR COMM HALL USE AS PER UR WEBSITE. THOUSANDS CAN HOW BE CHARGED.EXPECTED U TO REPLY EXORBITANT OR UNJUST BUSINES APPROACH BY SOCIETY.AM A SR CITIZEN.

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  • Advocateji says:

    Dear DSR Murthy, Guidance is not given through website. Only advice is given. This is the last advice to you to engage any or our lawyer if want to fight the case. Advocates charge fees. Else forget it.

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  • DSRMURTHYDSRMURTHY says:

    THANKS.

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