Applicants of Delhi Development Authority’s (DDA) ‘housing scheme 2008’ have demanded immediate cancellation of the draw and a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the whole affair.
Miffed applicants are also demanding that DDA pay eight per cent interest on the deposit amount of Rs. 1.5 lakh to all the unsuccessful applicants.
They have formed an association — DDA Flat Applicants Association — to voice their opinion about the draw that took place on December 16.
“First they hyped up the housing scheme to such an extent that lakhs of people applied, and now we have the rigged draw, which has allotted houses to a chosen few. Meanwhile, the Authority has not returned the deposit of the unsuccessful candidates. It should give us all an interest on that amount,” said Ritesh Dewan, an applicant.
More than 12.64 lakh applicants had applied for the flats and DDA was supposed to return the deposit money of Rs. 1.5 lakh to unsuccessful candidates by December 31. However, a number of them have claimed that they are yet to receive the amount.