HOUSING SCAM– WHY DDA IS NOT DISCLOSING INTERNAL COMMITTEE REPORT

M K Gupta


Delhi Development Authority is not disclosing the report of the Internal Committee, which gave its report on 19th February this year. The Committee was formed after the allegations of irregularities in the DDA Housing Draw, 2008 early this year. Mr. S. Jaipal Reddy, Urban Development Minister ordered the inquiry committee under Mr. Nand Lal, Member (Finance), DDA. DDA was to submit this report to the Delhi High Court on 30.7.09 as per Court directive but failed to do so.

On 30.7.09, Minister of State for Urban Development, Mr. Saugata Roy while replying to a question of Mrs. Jaya Bachchan in Rajya Sabha, said “the whole process of scrutiny of applications, randomization as well as result of the draws does not suffer from any aberration and that the process is absolutely foolproof. No lapses have been found by the Committee in the whole process”. Applicants fail to understand reasons for hiding this report by the DDA while the Committee while the Minister has spoken with such a confidence.

On not receiving the report from the DDA, M. K. Gupta an applicant has appealed to the Central Information Commission on 20.8.2009 for providing the report. Applicants to the scheme have the right to go through the full report of the Internal Committee and therefore they want the report should be made public urgently to dispel fears.

Re: Unstarred Question No. 2994 by Smt. Jaya Bachchan replied on 30.7.09 in Rajya Sabha by the Min. of State in the Min. of Urban Development.

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