By: Pune Pulse
December 2, 2023
Pune: The Bombay High Court has recently issued a significant ruling with potential implications for housing societies across India. The court’s decision allows housing societies to collect fees for cultural and recreational activities, as stated in by-law 5(d) of the Maharashtra Cooperative Societies Act.
As per the information provided, the court dismissed a petition filed against a 17-year-old resolution mandating charges for cultural activities, emphasizing the importance of such activities as part of the societies’ objectives. The ruling underscores the society’s authority to determine charges for cultural activities, provided they comply with the law and are approved by the general body meeting.
Additionally, the court clarified that by-law 65 permits the collection of ‘any other charges’ as decided by the general body, as long as they align with the Act and the by-laws.