Former chief secretary Rajive Kumar (IAS:1981:UP) has been appointed the new full-time chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Real Estate Regulatory Authority (UPRERA).
Prior to this Principal Secretary (Housing) Nitin Ramesh Gokaran (IAS:1990:UP) held the additional charge of the post.
The state goverment appointed Balvender Kumar (IAS:1981:UP), former Union Mines Secretary and former Vice-Chairman DDA, as a Member.
In addition, Bhanu Pratap Singh (Retd. IPS) and Kalpana Mishra were also made Member of RERA in UP.
The Authority came into force on May 1, 2017, but the state government was unable to appoint a full-time chairman and members more than a year after it was established.
It may be underlined that Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) is constituted under the The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 to protect home-buyers as well as help boost investment in the real estate industry.