I think we should run the idea through with someone from the Cooperatives
Hope my maths is correct! - it seemed surprisingly easy - its cut
down ALMs to 3750.
A. Criteria for forming an ALM:
1) Must be at least a lane.
2) Where lane/street/road is very large or undefined, an ALM must
include at least 5 multi-storeyed buildings/co-operative societies
that are adjacent/geographically connected to each other, and cover
at least 1000 families/households/units.
(this covers the numbers required, since 1000 families is approx.
4000 persons, so the city will then have approx 15 million/4000 =
3750 ALMs - that is quite manageable - some wards will have more based
on population, etc. Also Dattak Vasti will replace ALM in slum areas,
so 400-600 Dattak Vastis are there? I'm not sure about the DV numbers,
or about Mumbai's actual population)
3) ALM could also be a "group" of buildings/societies/structures
that have a unifying identifiable character or distinct association.
(this covers Gerson's point of character, etc)
B. Regulating ALM's: (this includes points from ALM note + Mr.Khatri's
Just like there is a Federation of Co-operative Societies in Mumbai
that is the umbrella body of all Co-operative Socieites in Maharashtra,
the following legal structure should be present
1.. All Co-operative Housing Societies must nominate one member
from their side to be part of an ALM.
2.. The ALM thus formed must be a registered under the Registrar
of Co-operative Societies, and can be considered as a Mini-Federation
of Co-op Housing societies concerned with the problems of the immediate
3.. ALM responsibilities can be added to the list of responsibilities
that Office Bearers of a Housing Society already have as per the Model
Byelaws of Co-operative Housing Society in Maharashtra.
4.. Necessary changes in MCGM Legal Act and Maharashtra Co-operative
Societies Act 1961 and MOFA (Maharashtra Ownership Flats Act), etc
must be made.
5.. The existing Co-operative societies act can give a good
framework to build on the same and if necessary be modified also for