Due to an erroneous Deregistration Order, the Godrej Baug Residents Welfare Association (GBRWA) has been vilified through circulars and misinformation campaign as a deregistered and defunct Association. Through this period, GBRWA maintained a dignified silence as the matter remained sub-judice. However, the Association had taken a stand that the Deregistration Order was legally flawed and were sanguine that their Revision Application for setting aside the deregistration order would be successful.
The Association’s stand has been vindicated and the operative part of the order, dated 05 January, 2023, passed by the Hon’ble Jt. Charity Commissioner – II, Maharashtra State, Mumbai states as under:
“The order dtd. 12.12.2017 passed in Suo-Moto Inquiry Application No. ACC/II/1703/2017 under Section 22(3A) of the Maharashtra Public Trusts Act, 1950 is hereby set aside and the registration of the trust i.e. Godrej Baug Residents Welfare Association, P.T.R. No. F-25646/Mumbai is re-instated on its original number.”
The Association has also been successful in completing the long pending project of repairs to the main road in Godrej Baug. The condition of road had worsened over time and posed huge physical injury risk to the residents of Godrej Baug. It is to the credit of the Association that the challenge of this onerous task was executed successfully.
– TEAM GBRWA