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There’s still hope for 600 more applicants

The Delhi Develop-ment Authority (DDA) had changed its decision to keep the wait list of applicants for its housing scheme a secret.

delhi Updated: Apr 20, 2011 23:07 IST
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The Delhi Develop-ment Authority (DDA) had changed its decision to keep the wait list of applicants for its housing scheme a secret.

Apart from the names of 16,118 successful applicants selected in its draw, DDA had also chosen the names of 600 other applicants for the wait list. The land development agency, however, had refused to publish the list for reasons best known to it.

If any applicant decides to cancel the allotment or is disqualified for any reason for not having documents in order, DDA will contact the next eligible applicant as per the waiting list.

However, the waiting list of 600 applicants will be valid only for nine months from the date of issue of demand letters to successful applicants.

“We have now put up all terms and conditions of the wait-listed applicants in our website along with the list of successful applicants,” a DDA spokesperson said.

Applicants, who couldn’t make it in the draw, are not amused with the flip-flop on DDA’s part.

“They should have published the waiting list along with the first list on Monday itself if they believe in transparency,” said AK Yadav, one of the unsuccessful applicants.

“Their website is now showing a link to the waitlist but when I tried to open, the file is shown to be damaged and is not opening,” he said.

The agency, however, maintained that the list can be easily accessed from the website and has been thoroughly checked.