Last-minute technical hiccups forced the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on Sunday to further postpone its much-awaited draw of lots for its flagship Housing Scheme 2014 which was scheduled for 17th November now again extended due to technical reason .
A mock trial of the draw of DDA Housing Scheme-2014 was held on Sunday in the presence of judges and senior officials of the DDA. After the trial, C-DAC officials observed that the mock trial took longer than expected, so much so that it lasted eight to nine hours.
Officials say this was because of a large number of applicants, multiple categories of flats (more than four), multiple preferences for location (about 34) and multiple reservations (SCs, STs, persons with disability, ex-servicemen and war widows).
“The draw of lots has been postponed and the new date will be announced soon. It is taking inordinately long and the process needs more time for optimisation of data and process,” a DDA spokesperson said.
Some technical experts have been called in to check the process and give their opinion to ensure there are no technical problems during the final draw, he added.
The draw of lots was initially scheduled for November 5 but, citing incomplete information of applicants provided by some banks like the Punjab National Bank, the DDA decided to carry out trials on November 10 and postponed the matter for further trials on November 11 and 12. Later, the final draw was rescheduled for November 17 but again extended without any notice. so wait for couple of day to annouce the result. I will update as soon once get the confirmation.