The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on Tuesday held the draw of lots for its Housing Scheme 2019 for which only 10,294 flats were put on offer, out of the original kitty of nearly 18,000 units.
Notably, in the final draw of lots, out of 10,294, only 8,438 flats were allotted in various categories from 45,012 applicants. The draw of lots for the scheme was online through DDA website and the process live screening was held at conference room of Vikas Sadan (DDA headquarters) on Tuesday.
However, the authority did not clear the fact why the number of flats on offer and applicants was reduced. Out of the 45,012 final applicants, 36,409 are from General category, 5,021 Scheduled Caste (SC) and 2,025 Scheduled Tribe (ST) and 97 war widows, among others. Persons with disability would be given first preference for allotment of ground floor flats, said an official.
The official further added that the computer-based draw of lots for the scheme is being held in the presence of retired high court judge S N Aggarwal, Professor Anshul Kumar of IIT-Delhi and deputy director general of National Informatics Centre Vishnu Chandra.