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DDA draws flak from HC for scam

The controversial flat allotment draw of DDA drew criticism from the Delhi High Court which sought an explanation from the housing body for allotting flats, reports HT Correspondent.

delhi Updated: Feb 10, 2009 14:15 IST

The controversial flat allotment draw of DDA on Monday drew criticism from the Delhi High Court which sought an explanation from the housing body for allotting flats, meant for city residents belonging to reserved category, to SC/ST applicants from other states.

"The Supreme Court judgement says that SC/STs from one state cannot take the benefit of reservation given by other states even in case where person has migrated. Here the persons (who are alloted flats) are not even migrated persons from Delhi," a bench comprising Chief Justice A P Shah and Justice Sanjiv Khanna said.

The Court directed the Delhi Development Authority to give the break-up on how many SC/ST applicants belonging to Delhi and other states were allotted flats in the draw.

The Court passed the order after it was alleged by an applicant, who could not get flat in the recent draw, the flat meant for residents belonging to reserved categories were alloted to SC/ST applicants of other states.

"When you are offering houses for SC/STs it has to be SC/STs of this state. If a person is not a resident of the city he cannot be considered for the benefits of reservation," the court said.