Flats Not Allotted, Hc Tells State Housing Board To Refund Cash | Chandigarh Information

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Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana excessive courtroom has ordered Housing Board Haryana to refund the quantity deposited by the general public for dwelling items in varied housing initiatives marketed by it wherein the allotment has not been made for a very long time.
As per the orders, these utilized for Defence Scheme (Sort-A) Sampla would get their deposited quantity again by June 30. Those that had utilized for different schemes together with these in Faridabad, Mahendergarh, Dadri and Rohtak shall need to be refunded by the board by October 31.
The candidates would get the refund together with the imply financial savings financial institution curiosity of the State Financial institution of India, working from the date of the closing of the registration for these schemes. The HC has additionally made it clear that non-implementation of those orders would invite motion in opposition to the board officers underneath the contempt of courtroom Act.
“Naturally, for sure, any delay in implementation would entitle the petitioners to invoke the provisions of the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971, apart from, after all, additional penal curiosity to be levied on the price of 10% every year with compounding, for delayed cost past the aforesaid two dates,” the HC has ordered.
Division bench comprising Justice Amol Rattan Singh and Justice Lalit Batra of the HC handed these orders whereas listening to a bunch of petitions filed by Raj Pal Singh Gahlaut and others.
The petitioners had sought instructions to refund the quantities deposited by them for allotment of flats pursuant to commercials having been issued by the Housing Board Haryana, in respect of various schemes.
Throughout the listening to of the case, advocate basic Haryana Baldev Raj Mahajan knowledgeable the HC that solely two schemes — Defence Scheme (Sort-A) Sampla, Rohtak and Workers Scheme Jind Street, Rohtak — have been scrapped. These schemes had been floated in 2013/2014 and had been ultimately scrapped in 2017. It was acknowledged that such a scheme in 4 extra cities, nevertheless, has not been scrapped.
Concerning curiosity on refund quantity, Mahajan knowledgeable the HC that there being a statutory provision governing the difficulty of refund of the cash paid by any applicant in any scheme, the place such applicant has not been allotted a home/flat inside a interval of two years from the deadline of registration, this courtroom wouldn’t award curiosity over and above the statutory provision, particularly with there being no problem to the mentioned provision itself.
The petitioners, submitted that the board is charging compound curiosity of 10% every year in case of default of cost of instalments, and it’s not the fault of the candidates in any respect that the schemes in query had been scrapped, and the cash paid by the candidates has been mendacity with the board for the previous 8-9 years now, the identical price of curiosity ought to be utilized.
“Clearly far more than two years having passed by because the cash was deposited… they’d be happy with refund at financial institution charges by way of the aforesaid regulation,” petitioners contented.

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