Rule 24 - Additional powers of the Authority

(1) In addition to the powers specified in sub-section (2) of section 35 the regulatory authority shall have the following additional powers,namely:-

(a) require the promoter, allottee or real estate agent to furnish in writing such information or explanation or produce such documents within such reasonable time, as it may deem necessary, and

(b) requisitioning, subject to the provisions of sections 123 and 124 of the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 (Central Act 1 of 1872), any public record or document or copy of such record or document from anyoffice

(2) The regulatory authority may call upon such experts or consultants from the fields of economics, commerce, accountancy, real estate, competition, construction, architecture or engineering or from any other discipline as it deems necessary, to assist the regulatory authority in the conduct of any inquiry or proceedings beforeit

(3) The Authority may in the interest of the allottees, enquire into the payment of amounts imposed as penalty, interest or compensation, paid or payable by the promoter, in order to ensure that the promoter hasnot:-

(a) withdrawn the said amounts from the account maintained as provided under sub-clause (D) of clause (l) of sub-section (2) of section 4, or

(b) used any amounts paid to such promoter by the allottees for the real estate project for which the penalty, interest or compensation is payable, or any other real estate project;, and

(c) recovered the amounts paid as penalty, fine or compensation from the allottees of the relevant real estate project or any other real estateproject.