Our common query, Who has the right to remove an office bearer of the committee in Housing Society?
An office bearer is a person who is responsible for in managing under the authority and holds the responsibility of the smooth functioning of the housing society and its office.
Nowadays, the scene has been changing; more and more housing societies are complaining of harassment by their office bearers because of the authority entitled to them.
There is a provision under society bye-laws to remove an office bearer of the committee during his / her tenure if a motion of no confidence is passed at a meeting of the committee. There should be a majority of 2/3rd of the total number of committee members, who have the right to sit and vote at the committee meeting. The request for the same have to be signed by not less than 1/3rd of committee members; a form has to be submitted or delivered to the registrar for the same.
However. no such request can be submitted within a period of six months from of date of joining by the office bearer. A detailed procedure for passing the no-confidence vote is mentioned under Section 73-ID of Maharashtra Co-operative Societies Act 1960; it has to be read in accordance with Rule 57A under Maharashtra Co-operative Societies Rule.