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25,000 DDA flats allocated in biggest-ever housing draw

25,000 DDA flats allocated  in biggest-ever housing draw
Those who have been allotted unreconstructed flats would get possession in the second batch which is likely to begin in March, 2015.

‘We will give possession of the flat owners to the allotted candidates only after they are complete with all the amenities,’ said Balvinder Kumar, Vice-chairman of DDA.

‘After 15 days, we will conduct document verification of the successful candidates after which they would be handed over demand cum allotment letters,’ he added. The much awaited draw of DDA’s flagship scheme which had 25,040 flats on offer was completed in a record 40 days after the launch of the scheme on Tuesday at DDA head quarter by totally computerised method.

The draw was conducted in two stages — in the first stage, randomisation process, the applicants’ form numbers and the flat numbers were assigned unique numbers which was completed within 1 hour and 50 minutes. The final process, selecting lucky winners, was completed in less than two hours, thus completing the entire process by 2 pm. DDA also webcasted the entire process on its website through You Tube.

‘We are giving a unique ID and password to each successful candidates through which they could get the status of their draws online. We are also informing them through SMS and email,’ he added. DDA had invited three persons as ‘supervisors’ to ensure impartiality of the draw among whom were retired Delhi high court judge Manju Goel, Director General of National Informatics Centre Mahesh Chandra and IIT-Delhi professor Anshul Kumar.

‘The successful candidates may surrender the flats before getting allotment letters, if so their money would be refunded without any interest like unsuccessful candidates,’ added Kumar. He further informed that the authority would be refunding the money to the unsuccessful candidates through the bank they had applied for the scheme. The general category flats were in the price range of Rs 7 lakh to Rs 1.2 crore.

Launched on 1 September, the housing scheme drew a strong response. DDA received over 10 lakh applications for the flagship ‘Housing Scheme 2014’ and about 17 lakh application forms were sold.

The last date for the scheme was 9 October initially but was extended till 15 October. ‘I have been allotted a two BHK flat in Rohini Sector 34. I am happy that I got a flat in Delhi,’ said Sandeep Singh, a scientist in Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai. Mahesh Kumar, a resident of a slum in Okhla said: ‘I finally got a roof above my head in this city. I had also applied in 2010 but could not succeed,’ said Kumar.
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