DDA to pay Rs 2L to flat applicant
May 31, 2013
Source : The Times of India

 

DELHI: The negligence of the DDA that cost an applicant an opportunity to own a flat of his own has invited a penalty of Rs 2 lakh from the top consumer court.The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission pulled up DDA for failure to send a demand letter to Vas Dev, a government employee living in Punjabi Bagh, thus, denying him an opportunity to deposit money for upgrading his flat from the middle income group (MIG) to the self financing scheme (SFS).

The delay and the subsequent confusion ended in Vas Dev losing out on the opportunity to get his home.

"It is apparent that DDA had been both negligent and tardy in dealing with this case on a number of occasions, including in not sending the important letter dated March 6, 1990 demanding Rs11,326 from Vas Dev for conversion from MIG to SFS to his actual address," commission president Ashok Bhan and member Vineeta Rai said in a recent order.

"We agree with the finding of the state commission, including the compensation of Rs 2 lakh awarded to Vas Dev which is reasonable and justified," Bhan said.

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