The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) will conduct a draw of lots for 16,000 flats on April 18. However, the nearly 7.5 lakh applicants will have to wait a day more to know the results.
For the first time in its history, the draw will not be conducted at the DDA headquarters in Vikas Sadan but the office of the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) in Noida. “The draw is going to be really huge in scope. We have never had the kind of numbers that we have now, with 16,000 flats and 7.5 lakh applicants. The DDA does not have the kind of computing capability that is required for a lottery of this size,” a senior DDA official said.
The official said the draw will be conducted by the DDA itself, using computing equipment provided by the CDAC. Incidentally, CDAC was one of the prime agencies involved in investigating DDA’s last draw held in 2008, which landed in a major controversy over allegations of anomalies in the draw procedure.
Source: Indian Express