Managing Committee of an apartment complex maintains common areas, amenities and attends complaints from apartment owners or residents of the apartment complex. The Management committee is typically composed of a President, a Vice President, a Secretary, a Treasurer (together known as the Executive Committee) and 8 other members. Management Committee represents apartment owners association before all official and non-official bodies concerning building and other member’s rights and interests.
Before electing the Managing Committee, an association of apartment owners should be formed. An apartment owners association in any state may be registered under – the Societies Registration Act.
An apartment owners association can be formed and registered with minimum seven members; and later more members can be added to association. All persons who have signed the application for registration of association shall be deemed to be the original members. Registration of apartment owners association can be done either at the state level (i.e., in the office of the Registrar of Societies) or at the district level (in the office of the District Magistrate or the local office of the Registrar of Societies).The procedure varies from state to state. However generally the application should be submitted together with Bye-laws and Memorandum of association, declaration by the members of association and prescribed registration fee.
First the general meeting of members elects the Managing Committee of the association.
. Elections of all the members of the Managing Committee shall be held once in two years. The term of office will commence from the date of the Annual General Meeting date till the next Management Committee takes charge. Following is the procedure for the election of members of the Managing Committee.
he Election Officer or Returning Officer would be elected in the Annual General Meeting one year before the Managing Committee gets dissolved. The election officer shall have the powers and responsibility to conduct the elections.
he Election Officer invites nomination for the Managing Committee from members of the association. If an association member is in arrears of maintenance or contribution to any common expense, he/she shall not be eligible to contest the election.
Not less than 90 days before the expiry of the term of the existing Managing Committee shall the said Committee prepare the election program. The Election Officer will draw the program accordingly so that his report including election results can be placed before the Annual General Meeting. The Election program shall formally be notified by the Election Officer.