The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) gives the conveyance deed within 14 working days, reads a signboard outside the HUDA estate officer's officer in Sector 56. A conveyance deed is a legal document confirming property transfer and the right to own the property.
But HUDA’s promise seems like a joke for 48 families living in Samanvay CHGS Society in Sector 56. They have been struggling to get the conveyance deed for the last four years. Without the document a person can't sell property or get a bank loan with the property as security.
Rajiv Jaiswal, 56, is unable to raise a R15-lakh education loan for his 25-year-old daughter despite owning property worth R85 lakh.
“We have fulfilled all the formalities and paid the fees we were asked to. But HUDA officials continue to harass us for no fault of ours,” said Jaiswal.
The society got the ‘possession certificate’ in June 2004. Two years later, HUDA asked the society to pay R46 lakh towards unpaid instalment, which burdened the families. As if this was not enough, HUDA told the society to pay another R10 lakh for the new L1 form, which is required during name change of society members.
“HUDA officials randomly pointed out discrepancies. It is difficult for us to convince all society members, most of them ex-servicepeople, to contribute money again and again,” said Deepak Sahni, vice-president, Samanvay CHGS Society.
The problem now is a missing page in HUDA records, detailing internal notings of the organisation, thus putting any follow-up related with the society in jeopardy.
“It's not my fault that a page has gone missing. I will try and resolve the issue in a few days,” said Vatasal Vashisht, HUDA estate officer.
The society members are angry. “The administrator will launch an enquiry. But the estate officer himself could have made the enquiry,” said Sahni.