By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 30 Jan: The book, ‘Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016: A Practioner’s Guide’, a book authored by Ajar Rab was released, here, on Tuesday evening.
The Chief Guest at the event was Justice UC Dhyani, who released the book in the presence of Director General of Police Anil Raturi, Additional Chief Secretary Radha Raturi, Vishnu Kumar, Chairman, RERA, Uttarakhand, and many other distinguished personalities from the judiciary, bureaucracy, academia, and the legal fraternity of Uttarakhand.
Justice Dhyani congratulated author Ajar Rab on writing a treatise on the new subject and achieving this milestone for the State of Uttarakhand. He said it was not very often for such a book to be released here, that too written by someone belonging to the state, itself. He stressed on the infamous real estate sector, its characteristic malpractices and the obstacles faced by consumers, and how the commentary by Rab would prove to be beneficial for everyone involved in the field.
Director General Anil Raturi spoke about the plight of people who approached him for help when builders duped them. He expressed hope that the new law would help such people and would be enforced in its true spirit. He expressed confidence that this will not be the last book by Rab.
The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 was brought into force to regulate the real estate sector and is the only legislative act dedicated to this field. Since this law is relatively fresh, there are bound to occur problems in its application and understanding. The implementation of the Act has, therefore, remained a challenge due to lack of authority and jurisprudence. However, with the release of this comprehensive commentary, there is new hope for this nascent area of law. The author has made a holistic effort, and has taken great pains in providing for defence to be used by builders, as well as making the consumers aware on how to secure their rights. The all-inclusive approach will be of extreme relevance to practitioners, authorities, students, academia and, therefore, in true sense will justify its title “A Practitioner’s Guide.”
Rab comes from a family of legal luminaries in Uttarakhand, with his father, Ataur Rab, being a reputed Senior Advocate and his mother, Archana Rab, having undertaken legal practice for 40 years is an embodiment of service to the legal community. Ajar Rab is currently a Partner at Rab & Rab Associates LLP, and majorly practices in the areas of civil litigation, arbitration and corporate transactions. He finished his schooling from St George’s College, Mussoorie, and went on to pursue his BA, LLB, from National Law School, Bangalore. He then worked at Amarchand Mangaldas and Co, before pursuing his Master’s in Law and Business from Bucerius Law School and WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management, Hamburg. Rab is also an international policy consultant at Lexidale and a non-resident expert at Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy. He is currently also pursuing his doctorate in International Commercial Arbitration.
He loves to teach students and his decision to move back to Dehradun reflects his intention to provide quality legal services across Uttarakhand.
By OUR STAFF REPORTER