New Delhi: Coming as a great news for those waiting since 31 years for the allotment of flats under the Rohini Residential Scheme, the Delhi Development Authority has finally announced the draw on Tuesday.

Holding its biggest draw ever, the DDA announced the draw for 24,529 plots on Tuesday. However, the size of the plots as promised was reduced during the allotment. Moreover, the rates of plots are yet to be disclosed.

It is to be noted, due to lack of credible information regarding the draw, very few people were present at Vikas Sadan in INA during the declaration of the draw.
The computerized draw was held in the presence of the people attending the draw. The process began at 11.30 AM and was completed within two hours after which the results were uploaded on the website.

According to DDA, 4,402 plots were allotted to applicants of economically weaker section (EWS) category, 12,350 plots to the Less Economic Group (LIG) category while 7,777 plots were declared for the Middle income group (MIG) category.

The plot size for the EWS category is 26 square metre, 32 square metre for LIG and 60 square metre for the MIG category. It is to be noted, the DDA had promised LIG plots of 48 square metres and MIG plots of 90 square metres which was reduced in 1999 to the present size.

 The DDA says that it has entirely covered the backlog of the registered applicants under the MIG and reserved category. However, some reserved applicants under the LIG and EWS category would have to wait longer as the allocation of plots will be completed within a period of three months.

According to the officials, the DDA will handover the flats soon after the completion of the allotment process. The process of plot allotment will be time consuming because the eligibility of the registered applicants will be examined by the DDA.

 The DDA informed that the court has directed the Delhi Jal Board and regional power companies to stretch their services to these plots on priority basis.

Supreme Court keeps an eye on applicants

The struggle for those registered under the Rohini Residential Scheme is far from over as Rahul Gupta said, “The legal battle has reached the Supreme Court and therefore the draw cannot be justified. The hearing of the case is scheduled in the Apex Court on July 16.

A public interest petition in the Supreme Court was filed against the DDA’s announcement of offering plots lesser than the promised sizes. The court had accepted the petition and sent a notice to the DDA in this regard. Gupta says, the DDA should have waited for the decision of the Supreme Court before announcing the draw.


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