DDA Housing Scheme 2017: A Comprehensive Guide to Affordable Housing in Delhi
The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) launched its much-awaited Housing Scheme in 2017, offering affordable housing options to the residents of Delhi. The scheme aimed to provide housing solutions to the economically weaker sections of society, as well as the middle-income group. The DDA Housing Scheme 2017 received an overwhelming response from the public, with over 46,000 applications received for the 12,000 flats on offer. In this article, we will take a closer look at the DDA Housing Scheme 2017 and its various aspects.
Section 1: Eligibility Criteria
The DDA Housing Scheme 2017 was open to all Indian citizens above the age of 18 years. However, there were certain eligibility criteria that applicants had to meet in order to be considered for the scheme. The applicant should not own any residential property in Delhi, and should not have been allotted a flat by the DDA or any other government agency in the past. Additionally, the applicant should have a valid PAN card and should not have any outstanding dues towards the DDA or any other government agency.
The scheme offered flats in various categories, including EWS (Economically Weaker Section), LIG (Low Income Group), MIG (Middle Income Group), and HIG (High Income Group). The eligibility criteria varied for each category, with EWS and LIG flats being reserved for those with an annual income of up to Rs. 3 lakhs and Rs. 6 lakhs respectively. MIG and HIG flats were open to those with an annual income of up to Rs. 18 lakhs and Rs. 1 crore respectively.
Section 2: Types of Flats on Offer
The DDA Housing Scheme 2017 offered flats in various locations across Delhi, including Dwarka, Rohini, Vasant Kunj, and Jasola. The flats on offer ranged from 1 BHK to 4 BHK, with prices starting from Rs. 7.07 lakhs for an EWS flat and going up to Rs. 1.44 crore for an HIG flat. The flats were constructed using the latest technology and were equipped with modern amenities such as lifts, power backup, and security systems.
The EWS and LIG flats were mostly located in areas such as Narela, Rohini, and Dwarka, while the MIG and HIG flats were located in prime areas such as Vasant Kunj and Jasola. The flats were allotted through a computerized draw of lots, which was conducted in a transparent manner.
Section 3: Application Process
The application process for the DDA Housing Scheme 2017 was completely online, with applicants required to visit the DDA website and fill in the application form. The application fee for the scheme was Rs. 1 lakh for EWS and LIG flats, and Rs. 2 lakhs for MIG and HIG flats. The fee had to be paid online through net banking or debit/credit card.
Applicants were required to provide their personal details, income details, and other relevant information in the application form. They were also required to upload their photograph, signature, and other supporting documents such as PAN card and Aadhaar card. The last date for submitting the application form was 11th September 2017.
Section 4: Draw of Lots and Allotment
The draw of lots for the DDA Housing Scheme 2017 was conducted on 30th November 2017, in the presence of government officials and media representatives. The draw was conducted using a software-based randomization process, which ensured transparency and fairness in the allotment process.
The list of successful applicants was published on the DDA website, and the allotment letters were sent to the registered address of the applicants. The successful applicants were required to pay the remaining amount within 90 days of the allotment, failing which their allotment would be cancelled.
The DDA Housing Scheme 2017 was a much-needed initiative by the Delhi Development Authority to provide affordable housing options to the residents of Delhi. The scheme received an overwhelming response from the public, which is a testament to the demand for affordable housing in the city. The scheme not only provided housing solutions to the economically weaker sections of society, but also to the middle-income group. The scheme was conducted in a transparent and fair manner, which ensured that the allotment process was free from any malpractices. Overall, the DDA Housing Scheme 2017 was a step in the right direction towards providing affordable housing to all.