Introduction to MHADA
MHADA is an apex public body constituted under MHAD ACT 1976, established in 1977 under Housing Department Government of Maharashtra and integrated the activities and functions performed by statutory bodies to provide comprehensive, co-ordinate approach to the problems of housing.
The Maharashtra Housing Board formerly called "Bombay Housing Board" was established in year 1948 and had a jurisdiction over the entire State of Maharashtra except Vidharbha region. This body undertook construction of residential buildings under various housing schemes for different sections of the society.
The allotment and maintenance of these buildings was
being looked after by it. On the re-organization of the State, the Vidharbha Housing Board was established in the year 1960 as a successor body to the erstwhile Madhya Pradesh Housing Board. Its functions were similar to those of the Maharashtra Housing Board, except that it also advanced loan to co-operative housing societies, institutions and local authorities for the construction of houses.
The Bombay Buildings Repairs and Reconstruction Board was constituted in 1971. It was created to deal with the problems faced by tenants residing in dilapidated buildings in the Island City of Bombay and undertook its structural repairs and reconstruction, so as to make them structurally sound and safe for habitation.
The Maharashtra Slum Improvement Board was constituted in 1974, with intention to provide basic amenities, such as water taps, drainage, pathways, latrines and streetlights etc. in slums. To begin with, its activities were confined to the Mumbai City and Mumbai Suburban Districts. These activities were later extended to the other parts of the State.
Structure of MHADA Act, 1976
Structure of Maharashtra Housing and Area development Act, 1976.
Chapter 1 | Preliminary|
Chapter 2| Establishment of the authority and boards / Organisation of the authority / Conduct of business| Chapter 3| Functions, Duties and powers of the authority and boards| Chapter 4| Budget, Finance, Accounts and Audits|
Chapter 5| Acquisition of land and disposal of property of the authority / Land in municipal areas / Land in rural areas / Alternative accommodation / Betterment Charges / Certain provisions for purpose of this acts| Chapter 6| Power to evict persons from authority premises and to recover dues| Chapter 7| Tribunal|
Chapter 8| Repairs and reconstruction of dilapidated buildings / Mumbai building repairs and reconstruction cess / Structural repairs| Chapter 8 A | Acquisition of cessed properties for co-operative societies of occupiers| Chapter 9| Environmental improvement of slums / Recovery of dues of the authority / Slum improvement fund / Establishment of panchayats in slum improvement areas / Functions of the panchayat, finance and control / Other powers of the authority under this chapter| Chapter 10| Provisions of loans|
Chapter 11| Control|
Chapter 12| Miscellaneous|
Chapter 13| Rules, Regulations and By-Laws|
Chapter 14| Repeal and savings|
First Schedule| |
Second Schedule| |
Third Schedule| |
Jurisdiction of MHADA
Jurisdiction of Regional Board according to respective District working administrative control of MHADA as below:
Sr. No.| Boards and its Office Address| Districts|
1.| Mumbai Housing and Area Dev.Board, Griha Nirman Bhavan, Bandra (E), Mumbai - 400 051.| Mumbai City,Mumbai Suburban.| 2.| Mumbai Building Repairs and Reconstruction Board, Griha Nirman Bhavan, Bandra (E), Mumbai - 400 051.| Mumbai City.| 3.| Mumbai Slum Improvement Board, Griha Nirman Bhavan,Bandra (East),Mumbai - 400 051.| Mumbai City,Mumbai Suburban.| 4.| Konkan Housing and Area Dev.Board, Griha Nirman Bhavan, Bandra (E), Mumbai- 400 051.| Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg.| 5.| Nashik...