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Two curious cases of DDA flat allotment

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NEW DELHI: Two curious coincidences in the DDA Housing Scheme-2010 draw results have emerged. Three siblings with consecutive application numbers – 1070441, 1070442 and 1070443 have been allotted low-income group flats at Kondli Gharoli.

Another applicant and surprisingly his four sons have emerged successful in the draw. While the father's application number is 821900, the application numbers of the sons are 227382, 715419, 1007146 and 1294180. The father was allotted a flat at Kondli Gharoli while the sons have been allotted flats at Vasant Kunj LIG, Rohini LIG, Kondli Gharoli and Narela.

DDA spokesperson Neemo Dhar said the housing agency had investigated the first matter and found that the “outcome was indeed possible”. She said randomised numbers were generated for each application numbers and this was the number that was entered into the draw, not the application number.

“The randomised numbers generated for 1070441, 1070442 and 1070443 are 179124, 163706 and 193311 respectively. The applicants belonged to the Scheduled Caste category which has a 17.5 per cent reservation and there are fewer applicants in the category. Moreover they applied at Kondli Gharoli where 1,830 flats are available,” Ms. Dhar said, adding that CDAC had also been consulted on the case.

The DDA spokesperson said the second case had not been brought to the attention of the agency. While DDA does not bar siblings and parent-children who emerge successful in the draw from allotment, if a husband and wife are found to be successful, only one shall be allotted a flat.

Meanwhile, BJP Delhi president Vijender Gupta citing these two instances demanded a CBI inquiry into the draw process. In his statement, Mr. Gupta charged that the DDA provided no utility for the common man. He wondered how poor people can afford the “Janata” flats costing over Rs. 5 lakh.

Mr. Gupta said the price structure of the flats and the number of flats available was not in tune with the needs of the lower and middle income groups.

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