The Times of India in its news on 3rd Nov, 2013 reported “Woman to get more damages for DDA’s delay”.
Delhi Development Authority once again found itself at the receiving end with the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission directing it to compensate a woman Ms Iqbal Kaur for delay in handing over the possession of a shop by 7 years.
Upholding the decision of State Commission the National Commission enhanced the damages to Rs.80,000/- from Rs.50,000/- imposed by the State Commission, on appeal by Ms. Iqbal Kaur. Ms. Kaur had purchased the shop for Rs.4,86,205/- in 1996. Despite making the payment, she was not given possession . She wrote several letters to the authorities but the shop was not given until 2003, she had claimed. Ten months before the delivery of possession, she had file a Consumer complaint before the Delhi State Consumer Disputes Redressal commission seeking possession along with refund of excess amount paid and Rs.11 Lac compensation.
OUR VIEWS ON THE CASE:
In our view the DDA would have delayed indefinitely, had the case not been filed against it by Ms. Iqbal Kaur. The DDA gave the possession due to filing of the case.
DDA ALLOTTEES OF SHOPS & FLATS
normally the allottees do not file such cases in spite of sufferings by them for the enormous delay by DDA in giving possession to the applicants.
Filing Complaint under the Consumer Protection Act costs the Complainant a fee to the Advocates engaged for the purpose or the Complainant must have his own skill to make proper draft of the complaint.
WHAT SHOULD THE ALLOTTEES OF DDA SHOPS & FLATS DO
In any case if the allottees find too much delay in handing over of possession, they should contact us by leaving a reply below. Most of the time, when a dispute is handed over to us [the Disputes Settlement Trust], the needful is done on the basis of communications stressed by us. Ours is a Trust to resolve the disputes of masses. When any one approaches the Trust, one becomes a Beneficiary of the Trust without paying any fees to the Trust. The Trust provides free advice on the Web-Site and also provides assistance in Conciliation and Arbitration under the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996. You may look into the official website http://dst.org.in of the Trust and become a beneficiary even for future disputes.
CONSUMER PROTECTION CELL
The Disputes Settlement Trust has its own Consumer Protection Cell, wherein special attention is given to the grievances of those who approach the Trust.
BENEFITS OF THIS TRUST TO YOU
If the dispute is taken by the Trust, the Trust shall file the case before the Courts on behalf of the Beneficiaries and the problems and time of Beneficiaries is saved to go the Courts any where in India.
Leave a reply below, in case you have any such problem / dispute against any one / organization