DDA not to publish waiting list of 2010 scheme

The Delhi Development Authority on Wednesday said it has drawn up a waiting list of applicants of its latest housing scheme, the draw results of which had been announced this week.

Updated: Apr 20, 2011, 14:13 PM IST

New Delhi: The Delhi Development Authority
on Wednesday said it has drawn up a waiting list of applicants of its
latest housing scheme, the draw results of which had been
announced this week.

However, the housing agency said it will neither publish
the names nor put the list out on its website as it does not
want to "offer any wrong hopes" for people.

The DDA had on April 18 unveiled names of 16,118 lucky
applicants who will possess a flat under its 2010 housing
scheme. The list was uploaded on its website and published in
major newspapers after a draw of lots was held in Centre for
Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) in Noida among 7.5
lakh applications.

Many people reached the DDA headquarters here yesterday
in the hope of finding out a waiting list or second list for
the scheme.

"We have already drawn up a waiting list. But we are not
going to publish it as that will amount to offering wrong
hopes to people. If there is any cancellation or vacancy, we
will contact the next eligible applicant as per the waiting
list," a DDA spokesperson said.

She said cancellations may also occur if the documents of
any successful applicant are not found in order.

Asked about reports that members of the same family have
got flats in the lottery, the spokesperson said, "The case of
one family has come up. The three siblings had applied for
flats in Kondli Gharoli where there were a large number of
flats on offer. They had applied under the scheduled caste
category for which there is a reservation of 17.5 per cent.

"All three siblings are major and independent and can,
therefore, be allotted flats under the scheme. A family unit
consists of husband, wife and dependents. The draw was held on
basis of selection of random numbers," she said.

Citing the case of two families in which siblings and
brothers allegedly got flats, the city BJP had yesterday
alleged "bungling" in the draw and demanded a CBI probe into
it.

PTI