Godawari Bai versus Delhi Development Authority
1990 (Supp.) SCC 124Special Leave Petition No. 7836 of 1989
Decided On: 16.11.1989
Judges: K. Ramaswamy, P.B. Sawant and Ranganath Misra, JJ
The petitioner (a blind lady) had applied to the Delhi Development Authority (D.D.A.) for the allotment of a flat. D.D.A. has five types of accommodations under its different schemes. There was considerable amount of dispute as to whether the petitioner applied for a Janta Flat, an M.I.G (middle income group) Flat or L.I.G. (lower income group) Flat. The correspondence exchanged between her and the authorities of the D.D.A. indicated reference to different types of flats at different times. The petitioner was present in the court in person and her advocate stated on instruction that the petitioner would be prepared to take one M.I.G. Flat on payment of the requisite money, as was required under the scheme of the D.D.A. The counter affidavit of the D.D.A. indicated that there was scope for handicapped persons to be treated on out of turn basis for allotment of a flat of any category.
The Supreme Court directed the D.D.A. to allot on out of turn basis an M.I.G. Flat to the petitioner. The court also held that the allotment should be made within three months of the deposit and preference should be given to the petitioner in respect of the South Delhi accommodation on the ground floor if possible.