How to resolve parking issues in gated communities?

Though most of the societies have designated and sufficient parking spaces, many societies do not or have poorly designed parking spaces causing confusion and inconvenience. Some of the common parking woes include lack of visitor parking space, unauthorised parking, parking in the wrong spot, etc.

The best way to resolve parking issues is to streamline the parking process and have appropriate rules and regulations in place. Keep reading to know how to handle parking woes rationally and what the management committee can do to provide a fair parking allotment.

Some common parking issues in societies

–          Residents parking their vehicles in undesignated or other residents’ parking spots.

–          Visitors parking their vehicles haphazardly, in ‘No Parking Zone’, and/or in some other residents’ designated parking area.

–          A resident owning more than one two-wheeler or four-wheeler can be problematic too since this leads to an added number of vehicles than designated parking spaces within the society. To park their other vehicles, residents who own multiple vehicles use the allotted parking spots of other residents causing inconvenience to the latter. 

All the above issues can be effortlessly addressed and resolved with the help of effective and clear communication, workable parking rules and regulations. Streamlining community parking will benefit all the parties immensely eventually. 

Tips to solve parking issues

Better Communication and Management

Parking in the wrong spot deliberately or unknowingly can cause problems shortly and one cannot blame the other resident for wanting their covered parking spot.

To avoid this hassle, a simple check with the security or the resident of that particular spot will help you determine if you can park in that spot or not. 

If you are part of the management, then it is important to communicate your society’s parking rules to other residents and visitors. Paste those rules on the Notice Board. If you use ApnaComplex, digitally store these rules on the app using Document Repository and share them with residents. The rules can also be shared via the ApnaComplex ‘Notice Board’.

Using these smart tools, you can efficiently manage vehicle parking.

Fine wrongful and unauthorised parking

Imposing fines can be annoying to the one who pays but for the management, it can solve a lot of issues. Identify and fine residents who park their vehicles randomly and park in spots designated to other residents.

Monetary penalties can have a stronger impact than verbal or written censures. While eliminating the troubles of wrongful parking, this penalty will also bring additional income to the society that can be used for the welfare of the society and residents.

These penalties collected can be digitally recorded using the ApnaComplex Billing and Collection Module and invoices can be raised automatically too.

Hold the resident responsible

Ensure that all the parking rules of your society are communicated to the entire residents. When a guest or visitor parks in a random parking spot, they aren’t aware of the rules, and penalising them is unjust.

It is the responsibility of the resident that the visitor parks the vehicle in the right spot. If they fail to do so, it is only fair to penalise them. This will drive home the point that your society is quite serious about the parking laws.

Rent space for multiple vehicles

If you have space left in your society, rent it to residents for parking their additional vehicles or request them to park the additional vehicle outside the society. This will allow other residents to park their vehicles freely without any inconvenience.

A little planning, smarter management, and clear communication can help you manage parking issues better in your society. These efforts exerted in the present will pay off in the long run.

We hope the aforementioned tips help you manage parking in your society better. To know how we can help you with parking management and streamlining society operations, visit www.apnacomplex.com.


Moving-in and moving-out – here are the do’s and don’ts to know!

Moving-in and moving-out are common scenarios in every gated society. If you are new to living in a gated community or if you are a part of a newly formed association, then it is vital to know and have standard procedures in place.

Having a criterion helps the management know about the new residents who are moving in and enables them to onboard the new residents into the Society’s system. Likewise, it also helps them keep a record of residents who are moving out.

The Association of GM-Infinite, Phase 1, Bengaluru, shares the basic procedures they follow with ApnaComplex which you can implement for your society as well. Keep reading to know about the do’s and don’ts of the move-in/out process!

The Do’s

–          Before the tenants move in/out, the owners must inform the association and furnish full details at least a week in advance via email including the date of the move-in/out, new tenants’ details, etc.

–          A small move-in charge can be levied on the new residents while they are moving in. For instance, GM Infinite levies a one-time payment of Rs.1000 via online or card payment.  

–          Have a rule that move-in/out can happen only during particular hours. GM Infinite allows move-in/out only between 8 am and 7 pm.

–          The new tenants must furnish ID proofs, rental agreement, and/or owner’s Email to initiate their registration with ApnaComplex.

–          They must furnish their vehicle’s RFID (if there is one), RC Book photocopy, ID proof, parking allotment copy, etc.

–          The residents who are moving out must clear all their maintenance and other dues before initiating the move-out procedure.

–          They have to return the RFID sticker (if applicable).

–          The management must delete the moving out tenants’ records in the ApnaComplex app.

–          The NOC from the Maintenance department must be submitted at the security gate before moving out.

Don’ts

The don’ts listed below are primarily applicable to the tenants and are pertinent to their stay inside the Society.

–          Tenants must never take the Society or the association for granted. They must never violate Society rules that are stipulated.

–          They must never fail to pay the maintenance dues.

–          They must never indulge in any sort of commercial activities inside the residential premises. If the residents are found to be non-compliant, the association has all the right to take necessary action against the said tenants.

The above rules are applicable to most of the Societies and these do’s and don’ts can be altered depending on how each Society functions.

Having a guideline in place makes things easier for all the parties and streamlines the whole process. We hope you find the above guidelines useful. To know how you can efficiently streamline and automate your Society’s everyday operations, please visit our website –  apnacomplex.com


With ApnaComplex and Ola, say yes to EV charging stations

Even though electric vehicles are gaining popularity among the Indian masses, there is a hesitancy to purchase EVs due to the lack of charging stations. To solve this very issue, at least among the gated communities, ApnaComplex has partnered with Ola Electric to install electric vehicle charging stations in societies managed by the former for free of cost.

By installing EV charging stations through ApnaComplex, societies can enjoy the following benefits.

–          The installation is done completely free of cost and the societies need not pay any capital amount to have EV charging stations installed.

–          Societies can earn revenue through electric vehicle brand activations. They can rent out spaces to EV companies and earn revenue via rents. Having EV charging stations will make these activations more relevant.

–          Having EV charging stations installed in societies will encourage residents to buy EVs thereby creating a cleaner and greener environment for residents and children alike.

–          The charging stations offer convenience to residents who are already using EVs.

–          This move by societies will comply with the upcoming government regulations on EV and EV charging stations

By the year 2030, the number of vehicles that will be running on roads is expected to increase by a whopping 200 million in India according to ICCT – The International Council on Clean Transportation.

On the other hand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had revealed that India aims to reduce carbon emission by one billion tonnes by 2030 at the COP26. To balance this and to achieve our Green India goals, transitioning to electric vehicles (EV) is the need of the hour, for it is one of the best ways to reduce carbon footprint.

With 32% of all households living in societies in the top 50 Indian cities, and most families owning one or more motor vehicles, commencing the transition here would certainly have a profound impact in the long run. 

By embracing electric vehicles, people of today can pave the way for a greener tomorrow. Join the EV revolution, do your bit. 

If you are from an ApnaComplex Society and interested in installing EV charging stations in your society, please write to support@apnacomplex.com

If you are not an ApnaComplex user and want to know more about this, please write to sales@apnacomplex.com or call  8088611229.


Effective ways to overcome the pollution menace in Delhi’s Housing Societies

Neha Misra, Estate Manager – Tata Housing shares a handful of apartment-centric tips to reduce/prevent pollution in Delhi/NCR’s housing societies.

It is the time of the year for people living in the NCR. They are masking up doubly in light of the increasing pollution.

Emissions from vehicles and other industrial activities are at an all-time high and the AQI (air quality index) remains to be unhealthy as the atmosphere is encompassed with smog.

Given this situation, the Delhi government has imposed several restrictions including a ban on construction works (one of the highest contributors) to combat pollution. While the Delhi government is contemplating the imposition of the odd-even rule in the city, the Haryana government has already enforced it in four districts.

If you are someone who is living in a housing society, what can you do to protect your surroundings as much as possible from this pollution menace? In this article, Neha Misra, Estate Manager – Tata Housing shares a handful of apartment-centric tips.

Air-purifying plants

Neha, who is currently managing Primanti Garden Estate in Sector 72, Gurugram and New Haven Bahadurgarh at Jhajjar, Road Bahadurgarh for TATA insists on having indoor plants for she reckons they not only beautify the building but also act as natural air-purifiers.

“Snake plant, money plant, areca palm, spider palm plant, bamboo palm, the beautiful peace lily, and the succulent and medicinal aloe vera are some of the air-purifying plants we have potted throughout the buildings, in common areas, yoga room, clubhouse, etc,” Neha said.

These plants are better than commercial air-purifiers any day since they are natural, harmless, and absorb carbon dioxide and emit oxygen which refreshes the air.

Wise use of recycled water

Recycling water and smart use of recycled water is one way to reduce excess water consumption. “We use recycled water for our horticulture purposes and to water plants,” Neha said.

In both Primanti Garden Estate and New Haven Bahadurgarh, Neha and her team have implemented one innovative approach to ensure that the outside dust doesn’t waft into the societies.

“In the morning, we spray this recycled water on the road outside and inside of the societies so that the dust settles in and does not blow into the societies.”

Zero-construction and reduced manpower

Since there is a ban on construction in and around Delhi, developers, including Tata Housing are not engaged in any construction works. This will likely have an impact on the pollution and is expected to improve the AQI.  

Apart from respecting the ban and diligently following government rules, Neha and her team have implemented a few other restrictions to reduce air pollution in their societies. Speaking about these she said, “ we have limited the number of people entering the societies for any work inside. We have also put restrictions on certain repair works such as tile replacement or break of walls since these will spread more dust adding to the pollution. These initiatives are helping us reduce air pollution in our complexes at least”.

Neha hopes that the pollution levels will come down and the AQI will improve in the coming weeks so that the ban will be lifted and they can resume the construction works.

Switch from diesel to gas generators

Housing societies in the NCR are looking to switch from diesel to gas generators as per the government’s advice. Neha said that once all the societies make the switch, it will have a profound impact on the surroundings and will be the biggest contributor towards reducing pollution.

Though this will be challenging for already constructed buildings (they have installed diesel generators only), she believes this transition is the need of the hour.

Choosing ash bricks over red bricks

Neha emphasised that Tata Housing uses ash bricks instead of red clay bricks for all their building.

Ash bricks are produced using the waste materials coming from coal combustion in thermal plants. Whereas clay bricks are made using clay collected from the topsoil or fertile land. This makes ash bricks the top choice here since it is more eco-friendly.

It is worth mentioning that ash bricks are stronger than red bricks.  

When asked about what can societies across the country can do immediately to reduce the pollution levels in their complexes, Neha said there are no shortcuts here.

“From placing air-purifying plants to utilising treated water effectively, these are the major initiatives we do to combat this pollution. Societies should install STPs (Sewage Treatment Plant) to reuse water. Well, it is impossible to stop water wastage thoroughly but we can minimise it as much as possible. Likewise, societies should recycle and reuse anything and everything they can like garbage, RO water, and segregate waste and ensure that minimum waste exits their apartment complex.   

Societies should also service diesel generators often to ensure that excess emissions are not released into the atmosphere. These are some of the things societies can do operationally to ensure minimum waste is exerted into the environment”.

She insists on planting more trees and said that Tata Housing actively conducts plantation drives in all their housing societies at least once in six months or every quarter.

Neha uttered that humans are the sole contributors to the ongoing pollution crisis and therefore it is our responsibility to minimise the damage as much as possible. “The Government has set out guidelines to follow and we must factor them in and follow it diligently. We have come to a state that today children are born with breathing issues. Ultimately, we are reaping what we sow. If we do not try and control pollution today, things are not going to be any better tomorrow. To give a clean and green environment to our future generation, we have to act now”, Neha concluded, and we couldn’t agree more.

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This not only makes the only mature solution today for gated communities but also a solution for by and for the Management Committee.

To know about our features and modules in detail and for a free demo, please visit our website



NTPC Ramagundam, one of the largest public-sector townships is now on ApnaComplex!

We are glad to inform you that one of the NTPC’s (National Thermal Power Corporation Limited) townships in Ramagundam has now become one of ApnaComplex’s esteemed and premium customers, and using the ApnaComplex app religiously to manage their society’s vital and day-to-day affairs.

After intense discussions and considerations, the residents and employees of NTPC Ramagundam had chosen ApnaComplex out of three society management apps based on three criteria – the stability of the app (glitch-free performance), if the app is meeting all their requirements, and positive feedback from the majority of residents.

Earlier this year, NTPC Ramagundam and resident/Deputy Manager (IT) of NTPC – Srinivas Thotakuri, successfully conducted vaccination drives with the help of the ApnaComplex app in the public sector society. While speaking to us, Mr. Thotakuri had said that their society had used ApnaComplex’s ‘Facility Booking’ feature extensively to enable residents to book their vaccination slots. 

How did ApnaComplex help NTPC conduct a mass vaccination drive for 1200 families?

Initially, a trial version of the app was given to Srinivas and at that precise time, vaccination camps also came up. He used this opportunity to make the best use of ApnaComplex. Since the residents were asked to book slots, they had to install the app or book via the ApnaComplex website by entering their details. 

Digitally registering the data gave Srinivas accurate information of how many residents were residing in the society, their contact details, and their vaccination status. With the help of necessary tools, NTPC was able to effortlessly streamline and organise the vaccination drive ensuring 100% vaccination coverage. 

After the onboarding, the NTPC Ramagundam society is actively using all the modules of ApnaComplex whilst Complaint Box and Vaccination Module seem to be their favourite reportedly. The residents praised the app and were quite impressed with ApnaComplex’s functionality.

With a stable application and mature solution being its foundation, ApnaComplex was able to ace the evaluation process and beat other contenders hands down emerging as the top society management solution.

To know more about all the modules of ApnaComplex and for a free demo, please visit our website.

Read here to learn how ApnaComplex helped this NTPC society in Ramagundam conduct safe COVID vaccination drives.


Smart Water Conservation – Keerthi Gardenia’s tool to tackle Bengaluru’s water crisis

Managing a society efficiently is a mammoth task. It involves commitment and dedication, team effort, and the ability to constantly improve the management methods and add innovation for the welfare of the society.

One such society is Keerthi Gardenia, located in Marathahalli, Bengaluru. Lieutenant Maniyan, President of Keerthi Gardenia, shares the ‘best practices’ implemented by his society which are benefitting them in the long run.

Water Treatment Plant (WTP)

Keerthi Gardenia’s Water Treatment Plant (WTP)

Maniyan was quite proud of the measurements his society is taking when it comes to treating and reusing wastewater. He said, “we collectively strive for better hygiene and good health of our society members and we ensure both water and water-supplier, are good.

This has pushed us to implement a wonderful WTP (Water Treatment Plant) System in place. Our water filters are well maintained and make sure our water treatment plant is always in a good and operational condition. Here, I’d like to particularly thank our housekeeping team who cleanse the media filter for half an hour daily. If you don’t flush it, then the salt will sediment and the quality of the water will also be affected. Eventually, within a month, the filter will also not function as it is supposed to function.

Every member of the housekeeping actively takes turns to cleanse the media filter and maintain the WTP. While there are at it, they will also take a photo and share it with the Committee Members as proof”.

Staffs of Keerthi Gardenia

Water Preservation

Keerthi Gardenia has taken three measures for water preservation – the Rainwater Filter and STP (Sewage Treatment Plant), and the Rain Water Harvesting Pit.  

Rainwater filter and storage tank

“You might have seen a black box or cylinder on the rooftop of a few apartments and we have such a system here as well. This is called the rainwater filter. This filter collects the rainwater that falls on the terrace, filters impurities and then the water is moved to the sump. This way we have reduced the water dependency from outside sources.

Sewage Treatment Plant (STP)

Secondly, our STP system is doing very well. The water is so transparent and free of impurities that even our vendor claims this can be used for drinking purposes, however, we don’t use it for drinking as of now. The treated water doesn’t carry any kind of smell and it is very clear and clean. The daily logging system we have in place is also proving how honestly we are maintaining the STP.

Once KSPCB (Karnataka State Pollution Control Board) audited this water sample and post which, they certified it as well stating Keerthi Gardenia is treating the water well”, explained Maniyan.

Speaking about Rain Water Harvesting, Maniyan said, “our apartment has been constructed on only 60% of the area, and the rest of the 40% is open or rather garden. In this land, we have created 10 Rainwater Harvesting pits. We ensure that the rainwater is collected properly and the excess water is released to the borewell”.

Smarter COVID management

COVID Warriors of Keerthi Gardenia

Maniyan recounts how his society effectively took care of the COVID crisis and the measures they had taken especially when the cases were at their peak.

“When Corona cases were skyrocketing during April and May, the government had issued guidelines and one of them was people traveling must home quarantine mandatorily. In light of the then-developing events, our society created a voluntary framework to tackle the situation. We decided not to allow any vendors or online delivery agents inside the premises and the packages were asked to be left at the gate.

“Since we have a voluntary framework, our volunteers pick the deliveries from the gate and leave them at the doorsteps of the quarantined flats. If a package was left at the gate at 4 pm, by 4:15 pm, it was delivered to the flat by our volunteers. We were able to see the deliveries in real-time.

After a while, cases increased in our society too and we continued to follow this framework along with other COVID protocols. We went to great lengths to avoid gossiping about or treating COVID-positive residents as pariahs.

Another best thing is we had enormous voluntary support. Three or four volunteers came forward to help a single flat that was under 14 days home quarantine. Through these methods, I believe, we were able to effectively and successfully tackle the Coronavirus crisis”, concluded Maniyan.

From assisting with the water tank monitoring to helping track quarantined flats and vaccinated staff and residents, ApnaComplex helps with every aspect of society management. Our app is comprehensive and we are the only matured solution that caters to all the needs of a gated community. Schedule a free demo by clicking https://bit.ly/371rCx and manage your society effortlessly with the help of India’s No 1 Society Management Application!


Expert Speaks On How To Co-exist With COVID-19

ApnaComplex is conducting a series of webinars in partnership with The Times of India. These webinars are exclusive only for members of Societies using ApnaComplex.

In these webinars, experts are speaking on important topics that focus on COVID-19. Since its advent in December 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused stress, fear and panic among people. And as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to loom and the lockdown restrictions have been eased in some parts of the state, life has somewhat gone back to normal (the new normal).

While the numbers of coronavirus cases are declining, the risk of infection is still prevalent as we get back to our new normal life. So, in this live webinar, Dr. Shashank Joshi, an Indian endocrinologist, diabetologist and medical researcher spoke to us on “How to co-exist with COVID“, where he shared the precautions to take in our daily routine as we start moving out.

In the first segment of the webinar, Dr. Joshi spoke about the history of coronavirus and how it emerged as a global pandemic. He further explained the difference between coronavirus and COVID-19; coronavirus is the virus that causes COVID-19 disease. He also spoke about the symptoms of COVID-19 which includes dry cough, high fever, shortness of breath, lack of smell and taste, secretions from the nose and sore throat.

Dr. Joshi also spoke about how COVID-19 is transmitted from one person to another. In fact, he mentioned that around 60-80% of people get coronavirus. He also stated that the different stages of COVID-19 are asymptomatic, mild, moderate, severe and critical COVID.

Dr. Joshi has shared a list of lifestyle protocols that we should implement into our daily routine during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.
  • Have your meals on time.
  • Eat a large breakfast, moderate lunch and light dinner.
  • Keep your body hydrated.
  • Eat your meal slowly.
  • Try to eat Sattvic food.
  • Stay physically active.
  • Try to get 7 hours of sleep; try to sleep between 9.30 p.m to 4.30 a.m or 10 p.m to 5 a.m.
  • Quit smoking and avoid drinking alcohol.
  • Stay positive and happy.

Dr. Joshi also spoke about the types of COVID-19 tests – RT-PCR test and antigen test. These tests will help in diagnosing the coronavirus infection in the body.

The post-recovery for COVID-19 includes taking utmost care of yourself, eating nutritious foods, doing yoga, pranayam and breathing exercises and staying connected with your doctor to help with the recovery process.

These are the key points shared by Dr. Joshi in the webinar:

  • To prevent from getting infected from coronavirus, wear a well- fitted mask that covers your nose and mouth properly and a zero power or a regular spectacle.
  • Choose a proper mask which will not allow you to blow a candle or you can’t see a bright light source through it. These are the signs of a good quality mask.
  • Wearing a mask is important as it puts you at a lower risk of contracting the virus even if you are in close contact with a COVID-19 infected person. The chances of contracting are less than .5%.
  • Maintain physical distancing.
  • Ensure proper hand hygiene which involves washing your hands with soap and water or using a hand sanitizer.
  • Do not touch your nose, mouth and eyes with your hands.
  • The highest transmission risk occurs when you are eating out so ensure that you maintain physical distancing.
  • In India due to COVID-19, the mortality rate is high among people who are above 50 years.
  • People with diabetes, hypertensive, heart disease, chronic lung, kidney and liver disease and organ transplant survivors are at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19.
  • People who are undergoing chemotherapy and who are on steroids and immunosuppressant medications are at a higher risk too. Also, people with AIDS and congenital immunodeficiency disorders are more susceptible to get coronavirus.
  • Avoid crowded places and poorly ventilated rooms.
  • Homeopathic, allopathic and Ayurveda medicine will not prevent COVID-19.
  • Children are less susceptible to COVID-19.
  • Women are also less susceptible to COVID-19 because of the female hormone oestrogen.
  • Men are more vulnerable to COVID-19 as compared to women.

Here are some excerpts from the webinar:

  • What should you do if you think you have COVID-19?

Check your body temperature, monitor respiratory rate and pulse rate, monitor your blood pressure levels and monitor blood glucose levels to help determine if you have contracted COVID-19.

  • What are the treatment options for COVID-19?

Antiviral drugs, supportive care and prone positioning are some of the treatment options for patients with COVID-19.

  • Will you get immunity if you contract the virus?

If you get COVID-19, you will generate antibodies and after usually 3-6 months the antibodies will go away and you will get some immunity. However, this does not signify that you are immune to COVID-19.

  • What foods should you eat to help boost your immunity?

Consume Sattvic foods which can help boost your immunity as it consists of fresh fruits and vegetables and essential spices and herbs.

  • What are the atypical symptoms of COVID-19?

Diarrhoea, abdominal pain, lack of smell and taste are the atypical symptoms of COVID-19.

ApnaComplex conducts informative webinars on different topics. So, stay tuned to emails from ApnaComplex and ApnaComplex social media pages for upcoming webinars.


GST for Apartment Associations and Housing Societies – Clarifications

In a recent circular, the Department of Revenue has brought more clarity into the GST Calculation of Resident Welfare Associations(RWA). We have put together a comprehensive guide on how this may impact your Society and how ApnaComplex can help your Society adhere to GST regulations effortlessly.

Q: Is our RWA required to collect GST on Monthly maintenance collected from our members?

A: Your RWA is required to pay GST only if both of these conditions are met:

  • Aggregate Turnover of your RWA > Rs.20 lakh per year
  • Maintenance charged per member per month > Rs. 7500

Your RWA is exempt from GST even if one of these conditions is not met.

To auto-calculate GST for your RWA, just spend a few minutes and update the tax structure for your Society in ApnaComplex. ApnaComplex automatically generates GST Computation Report which exactly specifies how much GST your Society has to pay for a particular time period.

 

Q: Can our RWA take an input tax credit of GST for payment of Capital goods and Services towards our vendors?

A: Yes, RWA can claim an input tax credit of GST paid on capital goods (generators, water pumps, lawn furniture, etc.), goods (taps, pipes, other sanitary/hardware fillings, etc.) and input services such as repair and maintenance services.

In the ApnaComplex expenditure module, while entering the bills, you can capture the GST levied by the vendors. ApnaComplex’s GSTR 3B report automatically shows the GST inflow credits on payment made towards your vendors for Goods and Services. This report will exactly indicate how much GST credits can be claimed by your RWA.

 

Q: If a member owns two or more flats in the housing society or residential complex, will the ceiling of Rs. 7500/- per month per member on the maintenance be applied per residential apartment or per person?

A: As per the general business sense, a person who owns two or more residential apartments in a housing society or a residential complex shall normally be a member of the RWA for each residential apartment owned by him separately. The ceiling of Rs. 7500/- per month per member shall be applied separately for each residential apartment owned by him. For example, if a person owns two residential apartments in a residential complex and pays Rs. 15000/- per month as maintenance charges towards the maintenance of each apartment to the RWA (Rs. 6000/- per month for one apartment and Rs. 9000/- for the other apartment), the exemption from GST shall be applicable on the apartment whose maintenance is Rs. 6000/-.

ApnaComplex’s 100% automated invoicing lets you set up recurring against all or select flats based on formulae or fixed value or both. Our intuitive interface lets you configure maintenance charge calculation methodology yourself without the need to get in touch with our Support. Visit ApnaComplex Portal > Income > Member Income > Recurring Invoice to set up a recurring invoice to your members.

 

Q: How should the RWA calculate GST payable where the maintenance charges exceed Rs. 7500/- per month per member? Is the GST payable only on the amount exceeding Rs. 7500/- or on the entire amount of maintenance charges? 

A: In case the charges exceed Rs. 7500/- per month per member, the entire amount is taxable. For example, if the maintenance charges are Rs. 9000/- per month per member, GST @18% shall be payable on the entire amount of Rs. 9000/- and not on [Rs. 9000 – Rs. 7500] = Rs. 1500/-.

ApnaComplex enables you to easily define the GST calculation methodology in accordance with the above rule. Just select ‘No’ for “Apply Tax on the excess amount” field in your GST tax structure on ApnaComplex

 For your reference: GST-circular-No-cgst-109

If you need any assistance in harnessing the full capabilities of ApnaComplex’s accounting module, schedule a demo here. We would be happy to help.


Security Guard Patrol Tracking – India’s First App based Patrol tracking solution for Apartment Societies.

Security Guard Patrolling within the Apartment Society is probably the most important daily routine that keeps your Apartment Society secure at night. Unfortunately, Guard Patrol is also one of the processes that is not tracked with rigor it deserves. Most societies don’t know if the Security Guard Patrol is happening as per schedule or if the patrol is covering all nooks and corners of your Apartment Society.

But no one can be blamed for this situation. The alternative involved spending an inordinate amount of money on security infrastructure, until now. With the launch of Guard Patrol tracking, ApnaComplex has changed the game.

Security Guard Patrol is our latest innovative solution that just uses Geo-tagged QR Codes and our App to give the bulletproof security to your Apartment Society. Your residents don’t have to spend a single penny of their hard-earned money on infrastructure or software as Guard Patrol tracking is already part of your ApnaComplex Subscription. You can set-up guard patrol tracking in your society right away.

Here’s how it Works:

  • In just a few clicks, define the patrol route and checkpoints inside your Apartment Society covering all the risky areas.
  • Each checkpoint is geo-tagged. This ensures the guard actually covers that location and checks in.
  • Your guards can simply check-in by scanning a QR Code or tapping an NFC Card or using any of your existing security systems.
  • You will also get a detailed automated report with an accurate record of all patrols inside your Apartment Society.

If you are an existing ApnaComplex Customer, please refer our self-help guide to setup patrol tracking in your Society today or go through our Youtube video attached here. If you don’t already have ApnaComplex, it’s high time you schedule a demo with our experts here. We have a lot more similar innovations in store to make Living in Apartment Society, a pleasant and convenient experience for residents, committee members, and security guards.


Women’s Day Special: Exclusive interview with Super Women at ApnaComplex

International Women’s Day is no longer a new topic today. It is celebrated across the World in order to recognize and appreciate the contributions and achievements of the women in various fields. Starting from being Home-maker to Management Committee members to Working Professionals, they truly define the spirit of today’s women. Today, we decided to talk to three such women about their journey in ApnaComplex and how they are leading their lives with multiple roles and responsibilities.

These women are super confident and self-motivated either at home or at the workplace. Mrs. Prema Robert, Head of Human Resource at ApnaComplex quoted that “Confidence comes from the kind of responsibilities that I get it, more the responsibility that is given to me, the more I feel confident and that makes me explore more, learn more and motivates me to give my best.” Mrs. Arundhati Sen Pradhan, Head of Strategic Partnerships at ApnaComplex states “Motivation comes from the team that I work with, the people that I work with, gives me the motivation to do best in what I do”.

They mentioned that it has been a great journey so far and it is fun working at ApnaComplex. It is quite an experience for anyone to manage multiple roles. Ms. Monika Mitruka, Software Developer at ApnaComplex finds the experience ‘’very challenging and satisfactory.” They also mentioned that the key to confidence is knowledge & learning. These women feel privileged being women as they feel that they have the ability to handle both work and family life.

At ApnaComplex, they all have built stronger social connections amongst themselves. They advised that everyone has her own way of doing things and everyone should have belief in themselves first. Mrs. Arundhati concluded as “It is a very fun life, live to the fullest.” At ApnaComplex, people are full of enthusiasm, confidence and most importantly motivated to face all the odds. Moreover, accomplishing these odds has always been a challenging situation for these women.

Raj Sekhar Kommu – Co-founder and CEO of ApnaComplex says “We are pleased to celebrate International Women’s Day with all the amazing superwomen at ApnaComplex. International Women’s Day is celebrated globally to highlight and honor the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and to call for gender equality. At ApnaComplex, we firmly believe in gender equality and are forever grateful to every female employee who is an integral part of ApnaComplex.”