DDA housing scheme open today for 25034 flats

The DDA announced the opening of its Housing Scheme 2014 on Monday. The authority is offering 25,034 flats in Delhi, New Delhi and Delhi Cantt area to people who don't have a flat in Delhi.

 The forms for the scheme were put on sale from 9:30 am at DDA office (Vikas Sadan) and also at 13 empanelled banks and will close on October 9.  The draw of the lot is expected to be held within 20 days of the scheme's closure.

The 13 banks are Punjab National Bank, State Bank of India, Central Bank of India, Corporation Bank, Syndicate Bank, Union Bank of India, Indusland Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, IDBI Bank, ICICI Bank Ltd, Yes Bank, HDFC Bank and Axis Bank. The forms are to be submitted at these banks.

"We are offering 25,034 flats in the 2014 scheme out of which 22,627 would be one-bed room apartments. Among others, 896 flats are constructed after 2010, with green technology," said Balvinder Kumar, Vice-chairman, DDA.

The new scheme offers flats ranging from Rs 7 lakh to Rs 1.2 crore across categories, viz - EWS, LIG, MIG, HIG, Janta flats and one-room apartments and would be rolled out from September 1.

The registration fee for all other categories is Rs 1 lakh, and Rs 10,000 for EWS (Economically Weaker Section) category, the official said, adding a ceiling of Rs 1 lakh of annual income has been prescribed for those applying under the EWS category.

The one-bedroom apartment flats are in Dwarka, Rohini, Narela and Siraspur areas, priced above 14 lakh onwards, depending on the location and plinth area, the DDA said.

Out of 896 newly-built flats, 512 are MIG flats and 384 Janta flats, located in Mukherjee Nagar, Narela, Rohini and Kalyan Vihar areas. The MIG flats would range from Rs 41.30 lakh and Rs 69.90 lakh and the Janta flats - one room tenement with a kitchentte - would cost a little over Rs 10 lakh, it said.

DDA is offering 700 flats for EWS category, which are part of the housing complex at Swatantra Bharat Mills premises at Rohtak Road. The flats have been developed by a private builder as part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the DDA and the builder.

The EWS flats priced from Rs 7 lakh to Rs 11 lakh, the urban body said.

Over 800 old flats located under different categories are also being offered, on account of them being cancelled or surrendered.

These flats (older) consists of 21 HIG flats, 49 MIG, 451 LIG, 129 expendable and 161 Janta flats. The cost ranges from Rs 1.2 crore for HIG flats to Rs 5.4 lakh for Janta flats, the DDA said.

The DDA had earlier said that the total number of flats on offer was over 26,000 but on Friday said the figure has been revised to over 25,000.

For the first time, DDA has also decided to do away with attachments along with the application forms and now only a photocopy of PAN card would be needed for the process, she said.

There is no income limits on one-bedroom apartments and any eligible candidate can apply. For EWS category, there will also be an option to pay the cost of the flats in instalments, she added.

For unsuccessful applicants, the DDA would return the registration amount within 90 days of the draw of lots and for delays beyond 90 days, interest would be paid to the applicants.

In case of successful applicants, who decide to surrender their allotments, refund amount has been rationalised wherein the maximum amount recovered has been restricted to Rs 50,000.

Any Indian citizen, 18 years of age and above on the date of filing of the application for the flats is eligible for the scheme.

The applicants must not own any residential flats or plot in full or in part on leasehold or freehold in Delhi or New Delhi or Delhi Cantonment either in his/her own name or in the name of his/her minor or dependent children, the DDA said.

One person can submit one application only, it said, adding, both husband and wife can apply for flats subject to fulfilment of eligibility conditions with a stipulation that if both are found to be successful, only one of them shall retain the allotment of a flat.
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