DDA to pay Rs 50K for wrongly cancelling flat allotment
New Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum also said that there was no question of automatic cancellation, without delivery of allotment letter to complainant
Sep 18, 2014
Source : The Financial Express
Delhi Development Authority

New Delhi: The Delhi Development Authority has been asked to pay Rs 50,000 compensation to a woman over a flat, whose allotment was cancelled, while noting that she was not informed in a proper manner.

New Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, presided by C K Chaturvedi, asked DDA to pay the money to one Rekha Raghav, while holding that it did not send the allotment letter to her directly.

The forum asked DDA to pay the money while rejecting its contention that the allotment letter was delivered to Raghav as it noted that Axis Bank, through which the letter was allegedly sent, could not provide proof of delivery.

"We...hold Opposite Party-1, DDA, guilty of not directly sending the allotment letter to complainant, once Axis Bank could not provide proof of delivery and where complainant is repeatedly asking for it.

"We hold OP-1, DDA guilty of deficiency and direct it to allot a LIG house, in same or other in same scheme at the same cost," the forum's bench, also comprising its member S R Chaudhary, said.

The forum also said that there was no question of automatic cancellation, without delivery of allotment letter to complainant. "We also award the compensation of Rs 50,000 including litigation expenses to complainant for harassment," it said.

The forum also noted that Indian Overseas Bank had no privity of contract with complainant except as to deposit of registered money, which it performed and no deficiency on that account can be alleged against it.

Raghav had told the forum that she got registered for the scheme by depositing Rs 1,50,000 with Indian Overseas Bank, and waited for the draw to be held in April, 2011.

When she did not hear anything from DDA, she considered herself as unsuccessful.

However, her Indian Overseas Bank statement showed that in March 2012, it (bank) deducted the amount to account of DDA, a sum of Rs 1,55,491 and thus, she became aware that she was successful, she said.

On enquiry from DDA, she was told that allotment was made but she did not deposit the balance as per terms of letter, therefore, it was automatically cancelled.

She then filed a complaint of deficiency.

The DDA, however, stated that it had sent the letter of allotment through Axis Bank along with requisite form with covering letter and this was dispatched in August 2011, from the Post Office.

Latest Realty News

DDA’s formula for cheaper, quick houses founded on ‘Prefab’
Sep 18, 2014
The promise of cheaper and quick delivery of housing units by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) under its current housing scheme could be attributed in part to prefabricated technology, commonly referred to as ‘Prefab’.
FDI in construction likely to be eased before PM Narendra Modi's US visit
Sep 18, 2014
Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States next week, the government is expected to ease norms for foreign direct investment in the construction sector
One lakh houses for poor by 2016 in Punjab: Sukhbir
Sep 18, 2014
Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal announced construction of one lakh houses for economically weaker sections (EWS) at affordable prices. These houses would be ready by October, 2016
Prohibited zones: Contempt notices to DCs for illegal construction
Sep 18, 2014
The Punjab and Haryana high court issued contempt notices to deputy commissioners (DCs) of Gurgaon and Faridabad and commissioners of the two municipal corporations for their failure to stop illegal construction in the prohibited zones around air force stations in the two cities
'Checks can't stop illegal construction'
Sep 18, 2014
Illegal constructions in the city can't be stopped by "inspector raj" even if the court provided 500 policemen to the corporations, South Delhi Municipal Corporation told the Delhi high court
Draft Proposal to Make Delhi Buildings 'Green'
Sep 18, 2014
The developers in the national capital will henceforth be required to ensure the setting up of ground water recharge system through rain water harvesting, recycling waste water, sewage treatment plant and solar heating systems in buildings constructed on plots measuring 3,000 sq m or more, according to the guidelines for ‘green’ buildings proposed in Master Plan of Delhi-2021
Flexible PPP pact to woo industry for smart city
Sep 18, 2014
The Narendra Modi government is working on a “flexible” PPP (public-private partnership) model and efficient urban mobility schemes such as metro and monorail as the primary peg to realise its ambitious project to develop 100 smart cities
NRIs invest over $2 billion in Indian realty in 2013 on weak rupee
Sep 18, 2014
Non-resident Indians invested over $2 billion in Indian real estate in 2013, riding on the back of a weak rupee and heightened promotions by developers to attract them at a time when domestic demand was weak
Govt buildings not fireproof: Lokayukta
Sep 17, 2014
The nerve centre of the state's administration in Bangalore is not fireproof
Homebuyers in HC against gag order
Sep 17, 2014
Stung by angry Facebook posts by unhappy customers, a Delhi-based real estate company got an interim gag order from Delhi high court

Latest Realty News Of State

Realty Talk's