According to a public notice issued by the DDA on Saturday, within thirty days, citizens and all stake holders can send their suggestions and objections to DDA's Commissioner and Secretary in writing.
The policy implementation involves dividing the entire area into five zones – J, K, I, L, N and P2, as per the contours of Delhi Master Plan - 2021. The government expects to procure about 22 thousand hectares of land through its land pooling policy, over which it plans to build a large number of houses.
Under this scheme, houses will also be built for economically weaker sections of the society. In addition, the policy also has a provision to exempt the owner of the property from paying any time duty at the time of selling the land. The move is expected to provide more benefits to the owner of the property.
Talking about this, Neh Srivastava, Under Secretary, MHA & President, CSS Officers Society, said, "We certainly have some concerns with regards to the criteria being set for making the land parcel eligible for land pooling as per the amendments brought out in Public domain for suggestions & objections by DDA. The provision mandating 70% of land parcel to be contiguous is really a dampener. We have been in touch with other Societies of Govt officers/ employees from various services & PSUs, who all have same views. We are soon sending a list of suggestions to DDA asking for appointment with DDA, VC or Principal Commissioner to talk about this to make it simpler, clearer and people as well as Societies' friendly. This concern is seconded by stakeholders other than builders & developers, who are in support of delivering affordable housing with best of amenities particularly marginal land owners or Welfare Societies. I hope DDA will take into consideration our genuine concerns and notify a policy that will expedite the implementation of Land pooling policy in the letter & spirit it was made for. PMO should also keep a tab and intervene, this being our PM's dream of making it affordable n Housing for all by 2022."