DDA cancels 80% reservation plan for Delhi residents
The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) cancels its plan to reserve 80% flats for Delhi citizens in its new housing scheme, where they are providing 25,600 flats. In a authority meeting held by Lt Governor and DDA chairman Najeeb Jung with officials of the union urban development ministry and political representatives and DDA officials, the proposal was kept by the authorities to reserve 80% flats for Delhi residents, but cancelled as many members were not in favour of the clause.
The scheme was cancelled as, the members have to say that, it would be unjust for the other applicants who are keen to buy a DDA flat, there are lakhs of such people who live in the national capital region (NCR). Apart from the proposal to reserve 80% flats for Delhi residents, many other proposals got approval, like authorities approved of a new clause that will withhold ownership rights of the allottees for the first five years. Though, many members were not convinced with this clause, later it was approved. A long debate was held on this new clause the clause was introduced as a measure to ensure only those who genuinely want to live in a DDA flat are allotted one. Many members, however, raised objections, they said, what if someone is in urgent need of money.
Currently the scheme has now been approved in principle, some changes may be brought in the present proposal in the next few days.