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Seeds of Caste-divide sown by New Housing Soc. Bye-laws
Concerns about revisions for Cooperative Housing Society laws. Mumbaikars and Maharashtra housing society residents, watch out! Till now, you may never cared to think about who among your neighbours are Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes, etc. In the past few decades, the caste divide had ceased to matter in co-operative housing societies, and most managing committees (at least in the metros like Mumbai and Nagpur) were generally elected without thinking about such things. Earlier, one or two seats on the managing were reserved for women. But now, the new model bye-laws have made it compulsory for you to exercise your mind as to which of your neighbours is an SC/ST, OBC etc. Please see this comparison of old and new bye-laws no. 115.