The Govt. of Maharashtra with a view to deal with the problems of repairs and reconstructions of old dilapidated tenanted buildings in the Island City of Mumbai whose rents were frozen at the year 1940 as per the provisions of the Rent Control Act, formed the Bedekar Committee in the year 1968.
On recommendations of the said Committee, Govt. of Maharashtra passed the Bombay Building Repairs and Reconstruction Act in the year 1969. Under the provisions of this Act, the Bombay Building Repairs and Reconstruction Board was formed in the year 1971. A repair cess was levied on old dilapidated tenanted buildings under the provisions of this Act. Thus, these buildings were called cessed buildings.
Till 1977, this board was directly functioning under government.Subsequently this Act was merged with the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Act 1976 in December 1977.
The activities of the Board were assigned to the Mumbai Housing & Area Development Board under Chapter -VIII of the MHAD Act - 1976.
Later on, the Mumbai Housing & Area Development Board was divided into three different Boards in November 1992 under provision of Section 18 of the MHAD Act. The three Boards that were formed are:
- Mumbai Housing and Area Development Board
- Mumbai Slum Improvement Board
- Mumbai Building Repair and Reconstruction Board.
Mumbai Building Repair and Reconstruction Board has been assigned to perform the duties of carrying out structural repairs of old cessed buildings and their reconstruction by following procedure laid down under chapter VIII and VIII 'A' of the MHAD Act 1976.
|The details of these cessed buildings in the year 1969 and as of March 2008 are as follows:|
|Sr. No.||Category of Bldg.||Year of Construction||Number of cessed buildings.||Number of cessed buildings as of March 2008.|
|1.||"A"||Prior to September 1940||16,502||13360|
|2.||"B"||Between 1.9.1940 to 31.12.1950||1,489||1474|
|3.||"C"||1.1.1951 to 30.9.1969||1,651||1270|