In a written reply, Minister of State for Urban Development and Housing Babul Supriyo told the Lok Sabha that guidelines provides for 90 days for such refund. The DDA is making efforts to refund the security deposit to the unsuccessful applicants of the DDA Housing Scheme, 2014 within one month of the draw.
Supriyo said that if there is a delay in making refund, simple interest of 8 per cent per annum will be paid on the deposit. DDA had offered 25,034 flats in its biggest ever housing scheme and received 10,08,700 applications. To another query, the Minister said there is no shortage of Barat Ghar and community centres in Delhi.
As per the information furnished by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), Delhi Cantonment Board (DCB) and Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board(DUSIB), there is no shortage of such facilities in the capital city, he said. DDA has received five proposals from Delhi government for allotment of land for construction of Community Hall/Barat Ghar. DUSIB has received a proposal for construction of a Barat Ghar in JJ Colony, Madangir under MLA fund.
Supriyo also informed the House that uninterrupted connectivity between Rajghat and Vijay Ghat will be made available by the end of September next year. He stated that such connectivity is already available between Rajghat and Shakti Sthal and work is in progress to extend it to Shantivana, Rashtriya Smriti and Vijay Ghat.