DDA assures housing scheme-2010 will be scam free

Checks and balances have been put in place for the scheme to be launched on November 25

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Danish Raza | November 19, 2010



The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) claims to have learnt lessons from the housing scam 2008. To make sure that the allotment of flats does not get rigged this time, DDA has made some changes in the process of allotting flats under its housing scheme 2010 which will be launched on 25th of this month.

“Checks and balances have been put in place this time. We hope that nothing unlawful happens this time,” said Neemo Dhar, spokesperson, DDA.
To minimize chances of corruption, the applicants will have to prove that the money deposited with the DDA is from their own bank accounts. “The idea is to avoid proxy applicants, who created trouble last time,” added Dhar.

In 2008 housing scheme, the accused allegedly targeted flats falling in S.C. (15 percent of total) and S.T. categories (5 percent of total) because these flats were available at a concession.

This time, the DDA is not giving any concession to flats in S.C./ S.T. category.

Around 16,000 flats will be offered under the housing scheme- 2010. The flats are located at 17 locations in the capital such as Vasant Kunj, Mukherjee Nagar, Motia Khan, Jasola, and Dwarka.

The cost of the flats ranges between Rs 9 lakh and Rs 1.12 crore. 

“In order to reach all sections of the society there is a mix of one bed, two bed, three bed room houses expandable and janta one room houses. This is for the first time that one room tenements located in Narela, Trilokpuri and Shivaji enclave have also been included in the scheme,” said Dhar.

Unlike the 2008 scheme, this time, both husband and wife can apply for a flat each. However, if both are named in the draw, only one of them will be allotted a flat.

Also, an applicant getting the flat in the handicapped quota cannot sell his flat.
DDA housing scheme 2008 was marred with controversies because of which the civic agency had to stall allotment for a year after the law of lots was done.

Some property agents in connivance with government officials allegedly purchased flats by submitting fake documents.

The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Delhi Police arrested Laxmi Narayan Meena, a former State Bank of India employee as main accused in the fraud along with M.L. Gautam, a retired DDA employee. It is believed that Meena and Gautam together forged around 3, 000 applications. 

The scam was unearthed in October 2008 when Dr Udit Raj, president of the Indian Justice Party filed a complaint with the Delhi police saying that the scheme was rigged. The basis of this complaint was information given by Deepak Kumar, a property agent based in West Delhi. Later, the EOW also arrested Kumar as an accused in the case.

“This time also there will be corruption because more or less, the process is the same,” said Raj.

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All you wanted to know about the DDA housing scheme

If you are looking for a one bed room affordable flat in Delhi, this is your chance to try your luck.

Delhi Development Authority (DDA) launched its housing scheme 2010 on Thursday.

Out of more than 16, 000 flats on offer, largest number of flats (11, 330) are in the one bed- room category.

Cost of these flats range from Rs 10 lakh to 37 lakh (the costliest one bed- room flats in the scheme are located in Vasant Kunj D-6).

One- bedroom flats with a lower price tag (Rs 9- 19 lakh) are spread over Rohini, Dwarka, Jasola, Loknayak Puram, Nerala, Zafrabad and Kondli Garholi.

However maximum number of one- bedroom flats is located in Rohini (4560) and Dwarka (2080).

f you can shell out a little more, there are 599 two- bedroom flats in the price range of Rs 21- 37 lakh. Bulk of these flats is located in Vasant Kunj D- 6, followed by Rohini, Pitampura and Jahangirpuri with 6 two- bedroom flats in each.

There are 3043 three bedroom flats under the scheme with maximum number of flats (947) located in Dwarka.

A three bed- room flat in Vasant Kunj D- 6 comes for Rs 1.10- 1.12 crore.

The scheme has many firsts to its credit.

With more than 16, 000 flats on offer in 15 locations across the capital, this is the biggest housing scheme ever by the civic agency.

This is also the first time that flats worth more than Rs 1 crore are available in the housing scheme.

Also, both husband and wife can apply for flats. This was not the provision in previous housing schemes launched by the DDA.

Some facts about the DDA housing scheme 2010

- Location with maximum number of flats- Rohini (5183)

- Location with minimum number of flats- Sarai Khalil (2)

- Number of one bedroom flats on offer- 11, 330

- Number of two bedroom flats on offer- 599

- Number of three bedroom flats on offer- 3043

Who can apply?

To apply for a flat under the DDA housing scheme 2010, you have to be a citizen of India, above 18 years of age.

You must have an account in any bank and a permanent account number (PAN card).

You must not own any residential flat or plot in full or in part on lease hold or free hold basis in Delhi.

Both husband and wife can apply for flats subject to fulfillment of eligibility condition. However, if both are found to be successful only one shall be allotted
flat.

One person can submit one application only.

There is no income criterion.

How to apply: 

Rs 105- cost of the form available on selected branches of ICICI, Axis, HDFC, IDBI and Central Bank, Union Bank and State Bank of India. The form can also be downloaded from the DDA website- www.dda.org.in.

Rs 1.5 lakh- Registration fees to apply for a flat.

Bank loans:

DDA has roped in ICICI, Axis, HDFC, IDBI and Central Bank, Union Bank and State Bank of India as nodal banks for the housing scheme 2010.

To apply for a flat, you van approach these banks for loans.

Reservations:

Scheduled castes- 17.5 percent

Scheduled Tribes- 7.5 percent

War widows- 1 percent

Physically handicapped- 1 percent

Ex-servicemen- 1percent

For more details, please visit DDA website www.dda.org.in.


 


 

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