V.P.NARAYANAN Vs. DELHI DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
DELHI STATE CONSUMER DISPUTES REDRESSAL COMMISSION
DELHI DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
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J.D.KAPOOR, J -
(1.) 'On account of the allegedinaction and deficiency in service on the part of the Opposite Party -Delhi Development Authority (DDA) resulting in the increase in the
cost of the flat allotted to the complainant, complainant has through
this complaint demanded refund of the excess amount of Rs. 4,31,240 with
interest besides litigation expenses of Rs. 10,000.
(2.) RELEVANT facts lie in a moderate compass and are like this. The O.P. -DDA by its Notification in July 1992 invited applications from those
registrants of semi -finished flats who were to retire by 31st December
1993, for semi -finished flats in order to provide those registrants a suitable accommodation in Delhi, prior to their retirement. The
complainant was to retire in May 1993. In pursuance of the application of
the complainant he was allotted Flat No. D -172, Ground Floor, Category
III, Pocket D at Sarita Vihar, New Delhi for a total cost of Rs. 6,83,150
inclusive of Rs. 1,500 which was deposited by him in the year 1985.
(3.) THIS intimation was provided to the complainant by letter No. 128(164)/92/SFS/SV/111 dated 11th August, 1992. It was further stated in that letter that he was to deposit the due amount within 60 days from the
date of issue of the letter dated 10th August, 1992, failing which he was
liable to pay interest @ 12% per annum for the first month and 18% per
annum for the subsequent months and on expiry of 120 days the allotment
shall be automatically cancelled.
Since the O.P. has increased the price without any basis and without there being so much actual increase in the cost, the complainant
had no other option but to pay/deposit the demanded amount as he was in
dire need of accommodation. As the amount was on higher side, and could
not be arranged in such short period, the complainant through his letter
dated 2nd September 1992 requested to the Member (Finance), DDA for
extension of time for payment of the due amount. He further asked that he
may be given time to deposit the due amount by the first week of June
1993 without any interest. As there was no response from the DDA, the complainant by taking loans from all available source, paid the due
amount on 4th December, 1992, i.e., Rs. 6,70,000.;
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