We have a query regarding an ongoing re-audit which is currently on for the duration 2007-08 to 2011-12. Our society in Ghatkopar-W was formed almost 50 years ago by around 230 members or thereabout.
Subsequently, only 7 buildings were built housing only 180 flats, with 5 buildings build around 1970 and the remaining 2 building completed around 1984 and 1995 or there about.
The present MC, run by the current Secretary has been in charge of the affairs of the society for more than 25 years now. We had obtained DDR permission to get the society re-audit done in May 2013 and accordingly based on the initial estimate of 180 flats, we paid the required fees @ Rs 36 per year X 5 years X 180 flats in Sep and the re-audit commenced in Nov 2013.
We have now received a letter from the re-auditor to pay a difference of fees as the current members of the society stands at 232 despite the no. of flats still remains 180. Also, the regular monthly financial contributions to the society is only borne by 180 member.
It appears, that the society had some plots which are now illegally occupied and only the title of the plot remains in the name of the society since 1970. Will need to know if the re-auditor is right in demanding additional reaudit fees for additional 52 members, when the society only has 180 flats with monthly contributions from 180 members only.
I C Naik
Rs 36 is per member and not flats. Auditor is right.