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13,000 DDA flats get Delhi L-G nod; no sale embargo but penalty on withdrawal

The DDA will put up around 13,000 flats in its housing scheme this year. The authority has put in place multi-tiered penal measures for those who withdraw from the scheme.

delhi Updated: May 26, 2017 21:45 IST
Abhinav Rajput
Abhinav Rajput
Hindustan Times
Delhi news,L-G,Anil Baijal
Under the new scheme, there are around 350 two-room Middle Income Group (MIG) flats, while the rest are either one-bedroom Lower Income Group Flats (LIG) flats or janata flats.(Sushil Kumar/HT FILE)

The last hurdle for the launch of DDA’s new housing scheme has been cleared as Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, who is also chairman of the DDA, gave his nod for the scheme this week.

The development authority will put up around 13,000 flats for sale under its housing scheme this year.

Under the scheme, there are around 350 two-room Middle Income Group (MIG) flats, while the rest are either one-bedroom Lower Income Group Flats (LIG) flats or janata flats.

The exact date of launch of the scheme is yet to be decided, but it is most likely to be in mid-June.

Multi-tiered penal measures

Earlier, there were reports that people whose names figured in the lucky draw of lots will have to purchase the flats or forfeit the registration amount. However, JP Aggarwal, principal commissioner (land disposal and housing) of DDA said that multi-tiered penal measures have been adopted for people who withdraw from the scheme.

If a person surrenders his application before the draw date, no money would be deducted from the registration fee. Twenty five per cent of the registration amount will be forfeited of those who withdraw after the draw of lots and before the issue of demand letter, 50% of the money of those who withdraw within three months and the entire sum will have to be forfeited if withdrawn after that.

Restriction on sale of DDA flats

Ending the speculations over whether DDA will put a five-year sale embargo, he said DDA is not putting any such restriction and a person will be free to sell these flats whenever they want.

The flats are spread across the city in places such as Sarita Vihar and Jasola in south Delhi, Dwarka in southwest, Pitampura and Rohini in northwest, Dilshad Garden in northeast, Paschim Vihar in the west and Mukherjee Nagar in the north.

Most of these flats — the LIG and Janta units — are surrendered by people who find them to be smaller than what was promised, or feel the neighbourhoods are underdeveloped, like lack of roads and streetlights and inadequate water supply.

Which banks to go?

The urban body has tied up with 10 banks for sale of application forms and scheme-related transactions. The are: Axis Bank, Yes Bank, IDBI, Bank of Baroda, Central Bank, SBI, Kotak Mahindra and HDFC, ICICI Bank and Canara Bank.

See before you book

People can to visit the areas where the flats are being offered before deciding to invest in the scheme. “The agency may start giving possession around November-December as the unfinished civil work and services in the colonies will be completed around that time,” a DDA source said.

Here’s what the land owning agency is offering in different parts of Delhi under the scheme, whose launch date has not been announced due to the demonetisation drive

How much does the brochure cost? Cost of the brochure for last scheme was Rs 150. If you download it online, you will have to pay the amount at the time of submission.
How can my bank help? You can apply at the banks that tie up with DDA. 13 banks had tied up last time.
Do I need ID proof? All you need is a photocopy of your PAN card.
Am I eligible? Any Indian citizen, 18 years of age and above can apply. However, you are not eligible to apply if you already own a flat or plot in your or your spouse/child’s name in Delhi.
How many times can I apply? A person can only apply once each year.
If I’m applying can my husband/wife also apply? Yes, both of you can apply separately. However, if both of you are allotted flats, only one can be retained.

First Published: May 26, 2017 10:17 IST