The recent ruling by the Supreme Court of India has resolved a long-standing land allotment dispute between a complainant and the Delhi Development Authority (DDA). The court has directed the DDA to allot plots to the complainant, bringing an end to the legal battle over land ownership. In this in-depth article, we will delve into the details of the court's ruling, the background of the dispute, and the implications of the judgment.
Background of the Land Allotment Dispute
The land allotment dispute dates back to the allocation of plots in Block B, Mangolpuri Industrial Area, Phase II, New Delhi by the DDA. The complainant had applied for the allotment of Plot Nos. 92 and 93, but the DDA failed to allot the plots despite the complainant fulfilling all the necessary requirements and making the required payments. This led to a legal battle between the complainant and the DDA, resulting in the matter reaching the Supreme Court for resolution.
Supreme Court Ruling: DDA Directed to Allot Plots to Complainan
The Supreme Court, after considering the arguments presented by both parties, issued a ruling in favor of the complainant. The court directed the DDA to allot the vacant and unallotted Plot Nos. 92 and 93 to the complainant within six weeks from the date of receipt of the court's order. Furthermore, the court ordered the DDA to allot the plots at the circle/official rate of ₹64,680 per square meter, as the complainant was ready and willing to pay the balance amount of sale consideration at this rate. The court also allowed the complainant to pay the balance sale consideration in 10 equal half-yearly installments over a period of five years, after adjusting the amount already paid to the DDA.
Legal Principles Applied by the Supreme Court
In reaching its decision, the Supreme Court applied legal principles established in previous cases. The court cited the case of Ajay Mittal (Supra), where it was observed that the complainant must be ready and willing to make the payment at the allotment rate after adjusting any amount already paid. The court also considered the principle of "ready and willing" as a requirement for the complainant to be eligible for allotment of the plots. The court further directed the DDA to comply with the allotment and payment terms within the specified timeframe, failing which the complainant would be entitled to seek further relief from the court.
Implications of the Supreme Court's Judgment
The Supreme Court's ruling has significant implications for the complainant and the Delhi Development Authority. Firstly, it brings an end to the long-standing land allotment dispute, providing relief to the complainant who had been waiting for the plots to be allotted for a considerable period. The court's directive to the DDA to allot the plots at the circle/official rate and allow installment payments also provides flexibility to the complainant in meeting the payment obligations.
Secondly, the judgment sets a precedent for similar land allotment disputes in the future. It establishes the legal principle of "ready and willing" as a requirement for allotment of plots, and emphasizes the need for the DDA to comply with allotment and payment terms within the specified timeframe. This ruling may have implications for other land allotment cases pending in courts, and may also impact the functioning and policies of the DDA in land allocation matters.
The Supreme Court's order in the land allotment dispute between the complainant and the Delhi Development Authority has brought a resolution to a long-standing legal battle. The court's ruling directs the DDA to allot the plots to the complainant at the circle/official rate, with flexibility in payment terms. This judgment has implications for similar cases in the future and may impact the policies of the DDA in land allocation matters. It emphasizes the importance of being "ready and willing" for allotment of plots and compliance with allotment and payment terms as per the court's directive.
The Supreme Court's recent ruling in the land allotment dispute between the complainant and the Delhi Development Authority has provided resolution to a long-standing legal battle. The court's directive to the DDA to allot the plots at the circle/official rate and allow installment payments, while emphasizing the legal principles of "ready and willing" and compliance with allotment terms, has significant implications for similar cases in the future and may impact the policies of the DDA in land allocation matters.
Note: The information provided in this article is for informational purposes only. It is not intended as legal or professional advice and readers should consult qualified professionals for advice specific to their circumstances.
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