SC grants final deadline to DDA over 1981 Roshini scheme case

By Accommodation Times News Services

supreme courtThe Supreme Court during its recent hearing in case of Rohini Residential Scheme, court ordered a final deadline of July 2016 for the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to hand over more than 24,000 developed plots to allottees of the 1981 Rohini Residential Scheme.

While hearing the petition bench of Justice J S Khehar and S A Bobde said, “This is the last time we are giving deadline. We won’t tolerate more frauds. If deadline is not followed the concerned person will be jailed. We make it clear that officers will be in solid trouble if they do not meet the deadline. We are not going to extend this even by a day.”

Recording the undertaking by the DDA vice-chairman and chief engineer who had been summoned to explain for the lapses, the bench directed the agency to issue final allotment letters to 11,000 allottees by September this year after completing the work of external developments, which will include roads, sewage, water connection lines and temporary electric connections. These plots are in Sectors 28, 29, 30 and 34 in Rohini.

For the remaining more than 13,000 allottees, the DDA has been ordered to hand over developed plots by July 2016 in Sectors 34, 35, 36 and 37 in Rohini. The bench also restrained any other court from issuing any order relating to the allotment of the plots under this scheme and said all such cases will stand transferred to the Supreme Court.

It, however, refused to examine the issue whether the rates for allotment of plots could be revised by the DDA and gave a liberty to the allottees to move appropriate forum with their grievances.

With this order, the bench disposed of a batch of petitions, spearheaded by Rahul Gupta, one of the successful allottees of the 1981 scheme. A day ago, the bench had ordered personal appearance of the DDA vice-chairman before it for furnishing reasons of their failure to hand over developed plots to the allottees.

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