This Article is From Dec 04, 2014

DDA Begins Scrutiny of 'Housing Scheme 2014' Draw Results

DDA Begins Scrutiny of 'Housing Scheme 2014' Draw Results

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New Delhi: The Delhi Development Authority has started scrutinising applications in the recent draw of its housing scheme following allegations of discrepancies in the result.

The housing authority, however, said it would not delay the process of final allotment which is slated to start in the second week of this month, when DDA will hold a camp for the successful applicants.

After scrutiny, the successful applicants will be finally allotted the flats but in case any discrepancy is found in the application, the flat will go to the wait-listed candidate, its officials said.

The draw of lots for the flagship Housing Scheme 2014, deciding the fate of 10,08,985 applications, the highest in DDA history, was held on November 25.

The scheme offered 25,040 flats across categories ranging in price between Rs 7 lakh and Rs 1.2 crore. There are over 1000 applicants in the waiting list.

Among the successful allottees were found three applications having consecutive application numbers, but DDA has ruled out any foul play.

As per procedure, application numbers are fed into the computer which a fresh randomised number is allotted to every application.

In this case, consecutive numbers were 1145321, 1145322 and 1145323 whereas the randomised numbers given by computer were 759776, 613457 and 507478 for these applications. It is clear that the randomised numbers are quite far apart and are not consecutive, DDA said in a statement.

The DDA said that, "On the direction of vice-chairman, DDA, Balvinder Kumar, all original applications of all the applicants have been called from the banks and these will be scrutinised to find out whether there are mistakes in the punching of data or there are inadvertent mistakes done by the applicant himself or herself."

"The results of the draw are provisional as no documents were asked at the time of submission of application and the claims of applicants for reservation under various categories or otherwise were accepted as such," it said in a statement.

All applications were included in the draw whether there were multiple submissions from one person or family. The scrutiny of claims and documents will be done for the successful applicants, it said.

On preliminary scrutiny it has been found that in some cases, the successful allottees' names and father's names were the same even though there was difference in application numbers, addresses and PAN numbers.

Similarly in many cases, the application numbers are consecutive even though there is difference in addresses and application numbers, it said.

Other discrepancies include the list of war widows, wherein there are certain cases where the gender given is male even though the name is of a female and vice-versa.

DDA had initially set the tentative date for the draw as November 5, but postponed it to November 17. However, it failed to hold the draw on November 17 after trial runs were unable to wrap up the whole process within two hours.

The housing authority reportedly faced problems in dealing with the large number of application forms, numbering over 10 lakh.

The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), which had conducted the draw for DDA's last housing scheme in 2010, was again roped in this time for the exercise.

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