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Draw for 10,000 EWS flats next month
With nearly 15,000 flats for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) under the Rajiv Ratan Awas Yojana, ready for allotment, the Delhi Government has decided to conduct a draw in August. The decision was taken on Thursday in a Cabinet meeting.
The Delhi Cabinet has also decided to start development work in unauthorised colonies left out of the regularisation process. The decision will help the ruling Congress to reach out to vulnerable sections of society.
After the meeting, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said the draw would be held by the second week of August for allotment of 10, 000 flats for urban poor. Allottees would be given a time-period of six months to take possession.
The first 10,000 would be given allotment letter by the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB), which will determine a specific flat for each eligible beneficiary based on the result of the draw.
Dikshit also stated that the Cabinet has given its nod for sharing the cost of flats equally by the city Government and the beneficiaries.
The beneficiaries would have to contribute Rs 60,000 and the remaining cost would be borne by the city and Central Governments.
The share of Scheduled Caste beneficiaries would be borne by the Delhi SC/ST/OBC/Minorities Corporation, hence, the SC allottees would get flats for free.
Nearly 15,000 flats are lying vacant in areas like Bawana, Savda Ghevra, Bhalaswa Jehangirpuri and Narela in North-West Delhi, even as the eligibility criteria of allotment of flats to slums dwellers to be relocated has been revised many times over the last few years.
The State's eligibility survey on the basis of the 2007 cut-off date came under controversy as it was found that barely 40 per cent of the slum dwellers were eligible defeating the very purpose of relocation and rehabilitation.
Under the revised policy, the cut-off date for slum rehabilitation has been extended from March 31, 2007 to June 4, 2009, thereby bringing a large number of additional families under the purview of the amended policy.
The cost of each flat has been estimated at Rs 3.34 lakh, out of which the contribution of the Delhi and Central Government is Rs 62,000 and Rs 1.19 lakh respectively.
The share of the land owning agency is Rs 93,000. It is estimated that there are around 1.25 lakh Scheduled Caste people residing in 685 slums in Delhi. In the first phase, 44 JJ clusters have been identified for rehabilitation.
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