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IDA to cancel allotment of defaulters

THE INDORE Development Authority (IDA) is moving to cancel allotment of 576 leaseholders who have defaulted on two or more quarterly or six monthly payment instalments.

india Updated: Jul 02, 2006 14:52 IST

THE INDORE Development Authority (IDA) is moving to cancel allotment of 576 leaseholders who have defaulted on two or more quarterly or six monthly payment instalments. 

The Authority will dispose of the plots through tenders after returning the sum deposited by the lessees. Economically weak residents form the bulk of defaulters although the IDA list does include 72 inhabitants of the posh scheme No 54.

Commercial plots near the ginning factory at Malwa Mill square in Scheme 91 and 179 LIG flats at Rajiv Awas Vihar also
figure in the list.

“Mostly it is residents who were allotted partially constructed homes at Aranya Nagar under a World Bank-aided housing project and inhabitants of Rajiv Awas Vihar in Scheme No 114 who have fallen back on payments,” admitted IDA Estate Officer S S Rathore.

Some of the people on the list, he added, had not paid a single instalment in more than 18 years. “Although the lease automatically stands cancelled if the third instalment becomes due, we delayed the reacquisition of plots keeping in mind their financial condition.’’ Rathore said the decision to cancel lease agreements was made only after the lessees ignored repeated requests for dues clearance.

IDA, it may be recalled, had earlier served notices with a payment deadline of March 23, 2006, to 2,000 defaulters. Nine hundred notices were handed to lessees who had reneged on lease rent payments while 1,100 were slapped on those owing the Authority Rs 10,000 or more.

The recipients, however, simply ignored the notices forcing officials to take a hard line. According to the IDA 288 of the 576 defaulters currently being targeted belong to Aranya Nagar in Scheme 78 - a locality developed with fiscal assistance from the World Bank.

Under the project low-income group residents were allotted housing ‘shells’ with sewerage and drainage facilities built on plots measuring 32 x 12 sq ft. The task of erecting walls was left to the recipient.

The houses were divided into three categories, E-1, E-2 and E-3, depending on the extent of construction. While E-1 houses possessed only a latrine, E-2 contained lavatory and bath facilities while the last named boasted a kitchen, lavatory and bath as well as plinth level construction on the entire plot.

Allottees were required to pay Rs 4,595, 5,230 and 12,343 respectively as down payment and monthly instalments were fixed at Rs 45 for E-1, Rs 56 for E-2 and Rs 124 for E-3 categories.

Apart from the areas listed above, Scheme 94 has the highest number of defaulters with 99 of its inhabitants finding mention in the IDA list. Jabran Colony in Scheme No 30 (28) and Scheme 71 (41) are among the other areas with large numbers of defaulters, while Scheme 47 brings up the bottom with just one IDA debtor.


Sampada Samadhaan begins
THE INDORE Development Authority (IDA) today launched a fortnight-long Sampada Samadhaan camp for speedy redressal of cases pertaining to pre and post-lease deed execution matters. The camp will conclude on July 15.

An official IDA statement said the camp had been organised for the benefit of people who had deposited the premium amounts but were still awaiting execution of lease deeds, those wishing to deposit remaining premium amounts so that the lease could be executed and persons who have purchased plots/houses from the IDA but
haven’t gotten it registered.

Those wishing to apply for transfer of property following the lessee’s death, lessees wishing to convert their property to freehold through one-time deposition of 15 times the lease rent amount, IDA clearance for building permission certificates, change in address of allotted plot in Authority records and those wishing to submit of executed deeds with the lessees photo can also submit their applications during the fortnight long Samadhaan camp, the statement added.

The statement further revealed that 2,000 persons had so far registered lease deeds under the single window clearance system between March and May 2006. Of the 2,200 people served notices for transferring properties all but 135 people have complied. Reminders have been sent to these lessees, the statement added.