Providing relief to nearly 200 allottees of the Sector-63 general self-financing housing scheme-2008, the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has decided to refund the money to those who had paid large amount as interest/penal interest on full amount of instalments instead of the due amount of unpaid instalments.
The board will have to refund nearly Rs 2 crore on account of this. The allottees, whose unpaid amount was less than Rs 1,000, will benefit from this decision that was taken in a board meeting on Friday.
CHB chairman Maninder Singh said, “Many allottees had contended that since the instalments were not paid in full and the interest/penal interest was calculated on the full amount of instalment(s) instead of the unpaid amount they had to pay substantial money.”
“There have been many cases where the allottees had to pay a large amount as interest/penal interest on the full amount of the instalments instead of the due amount of the unpaid instalment,” he said.
He said keeping in view the demand, the CHB has decided to calculate the penal interest upon unpaid due amount instead of on the whole amount of instalment. The board has also given approval to allotment of a vacant booth/shop to the Chandigarh Senior Citizens’ Association, for carrying out their charitable activities smoothly, for the welfare of the Senior Citizens on rental basis.
The association will have to ensure that the allotted space should not be used for commercial activities.
The board also decided to get land for service shops in pocket-A allotted by the Chandigarh administration and would take up construction of such shops in pocket-A of Rehabilitation Colony of Dhanas.
The land for service shops in pocket-B and the main shopping complex would be allotted only after seeing the response of auction of service shops in pocket-A.
It has also been decided to provide basic amenities such as shops, creches/anganwadi centres, community centres, primary health centres, schools, libraries and Wi-Fi centres to all colonies constructed by the board.