Information regarding cancellation of flat allotted under Ambedkar Awas Yojana
The appellant claimed that he had been allotted a flat under Ambedkar Awas Yojana, 1989. This allotment was done on 23.3.2006 and his name figured on the display board as having been allotted a flat. The allotment was not followed by any demand letter because of which he has been deprived of the legitimate allotment, as subsequently the allotment was cancelled. Later, he filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) seeking information about allotment of DDA flat. On appeal, the First Appellate Authority (FAA) informed the appellant that the concerned Public Information Officer (PIO) has been advised to provide him the requisite information.
During the hearing the before Central Information Commission (CIC), the appellant stated that he has been deprived of a legitimate allotment and that he doubts what is being narrated by the respondent. His emphasis was to get the information related to the date on which the letter of allotment was sent by the DDA to the appellant; whether the above letter was received and if yes, then the date on which it was received. The respondent stated that the records are old and to expect evidence about the proof of delivery at this stage would be a difficult matter. The appellant further stated that he is troubled by the casual manner in which the DDA has treated his RTI application and the casual approach of the DDA which resulted in the loss of EWS flat.
The respondent stated that the questions now being raised were not raised in the original RTI application. The respondent assured that all available information will be provided to the appellant.
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The Commission directed the respondent to facilitate an inspection of the relevant file to the appellant.
Citation: Mr. Jagdish Parshad v. Delhi Development Authority in Decision No. CIC/VS/A/2012/000026/02604
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/1216
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