CHANDIGARH- DEC 16 : Chandigarh Housing Board, Chandigarh Administration has floated 160 two-bed room flats housing Scheme in Sector-51-A, under Self Financing Housing Scheme 2010 on free hold basis. The Brochure of the scheme is priced at Rs. 1000/-. The cost of the dwelling units has been fixed as Rs. 50,65,000/- for ground floor and Rs. 47, 39,000/- for the first floor.
While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Board said that so far it had constructed about 48000 houses, majority of which have been further sold by the successful allottees.
It was found that the allotments which have been made by it on concessional rates were being sold lateron by the allottees at the prevailing market value, thereby not only profiteering at the cost of the State but also marred the chances of needy persons for allotment of a house/flat in Chandigarh, said an official.
In the schemes floated by CHB in Sector-63 and EWS Scheme Sector-26 there were reports of selling out the flats by the successful applicants at the current market rate immediately on allotment. This clearly showed that the concession given by the CHB was being misused and the profits earned by such applicants were going into their individual pockets, disclosed an official.
Even the revenue earned by CHB by the sale of brochures or by charging the quoted process of the dwelling units is ultimately going to be pumped back to the city and its citizens in the form of one or the other housing scheme or providing essential infrastructure under the scheme in Sector-51-A.
Clarifying the controversial clause he said that the applicant or his/her spouse could submit more than one applicant (s) in one category on in any of the reserved categories according to his/her eligibility. In case the applicant or his/her suppose declared successful for more than one dwelling unit, he/she will retain the registration of only one dwelling unit and surrender the registration/allotment of other dwelling unit (s) within 30 days from the date of second draw of lots. The initial deposits of such surrendered dwelling unit will be refunded without any forfeiture. The surrendered registration/allotment will be offered to the applicant (s) in the waiting list in the relevant category”.
He said that criticism was without really going into the intricacies of the same. Submissions of more than one application by any applicant would not in any case diminish the rights of allotment of any needy person belonging to the general public since this condition applies to all the categories including the general public and the allotment is going to be made purely by draw of lost. There are several other similar Housing organizations like HUDA, PUDA, that have put such clause. Further, as already quoted above an applicant who is successful for the allotment of more than one dwelling unit can retain only one dwelling unit and is required to surrender the rest. Such surrendered registration/allotment was to be offered to the applicants in the waiting list in the relevant category. Therefore, there was no question of diminishing the rights of needy applicants as was being speculated.