Generic FAQs for Haryana Affordable Housing Policy

Generic FAQs for Haryana Affordable Housing Policy

Q. Who are Eligible?

  • All Income Groups
  • First Preference to one who has not been allotted any flat / plot in any HUDA developed colony / sector or any licensed colony in any of the Urban Areas in Haryana, UT of Chandigarh and NCT Delhi.
  • An applicant can make only one application

Are NRIs (Non Resident Indian) & PIO (People of Indian Origin) eligible to apply for Haryana Affordable Housing projects?

Yes, NRIs & PIO are eligible to apply in such projects.

Q. Will any successful applicant in any affordable housing project be eligible for future projects by HUDA or DTCP, Government of Haryana?

The eligibility for any future project will depend on the prevailing policies of the government at that time.

Q. If an applicant surrenders his unit, will he be eligible to apply for other affordable projects?

No, the applicant will not be allowed as he had been already allotted the property by the government but he chose to surrender it. The preference will be given to other applicants.

Q. If an applicant has lost his acknowledgement, will he be issued a duplicate copy?

No, he won’t be issued a duplicate copy, though he can request the developer to share his application number.

Q. Can an applicant submit 2 applications in the same project under same name?

No, an applicant can only submit one application in one project. Though he is entitled to apply in as many projects he wishes to.

Q. Is it possible to withdraw application before the draw?

No, the applicant cannot withdraw his application before the draw.

Q. What is date of draw of XXX project?

The date of draw is not pre-decided. Usually, it takes place within 3 months from the last date of application to the project.

Q. Does the applicant need to carry his acknowledgement at the venue of Draw?

Yes, the applicant needs to carry his copy of acknowledgement to the venue as it is the official receipt of application.

Q. What is the level of transparency of Draw?

The Draw is completely transparent as it is conducted openly in presence of all applicants and certain high ranking state govt. officials and auditors (Third Party). The applicant can also take part in the entire process of draw. The entire event is video-graphed for transparency.

Q. Will the draw be conducted collectively for all categories or separate for each category of apartment?

The draw will be separate for each category. The categories can’t be merged at the time of draw.

Q. If the draw does not take place in stipulated 90 days from last date of application, are the applicants eligible for any interest?

Yes, the applicant is eligible for 10% interest on his booking amount for the duration exceeding 90 days.

Q. How will the applicant come to know the result of the draw if he is unable to attend the event?

The result of the draw will be published in the same newspapers in which the project was advertised for applications. The successful allottees will be informed personally by the developer via email and postal letters. Moreover, the result will also be declared on the project website.

Q. How many applicants will be in the waiting list?

The developer will maintain a waiting list of 25% of the applicants for 2 years. If a wait-listed applicant wishes to withdraw from the list, he can withdraw and his booking amount will be refunded.

Q. In case of success in two draws, will the applicant be given a choice to retain both the flats?

No, the applicant has to choose any one apartment and surrender the other.

Q. What are the different modes of payment which are to be made against the property to the developer?

The payment can be made by Cheque/Demand Draft/Banker’s Cheque/NEFT/RTGS. Cash payment is not accepted by the developer.

Q. If a successful allottee fails to make payments in stipulated time, will he be given a grace period?

Depending on the developer, a grace period can be given. If the applicant still fails to make the payment, his allotment stands cancelled.

Q. How will the developer refund the booking amount of the applicants who are unsuccessful in draw?

The unsuccessful applicants get the booking amount through cheque which is either delivered to their correspondence address via registered post or can be collected from the developer office after furnishing all valid documents.

Q. If the developer does not refund the booking amount after the draw is over, who should the customer approach?

The DTCP is the nodal authority and the customer can approach DTCP for all concerns regarding affordable housing projects.

Q. What is the time frame given to deposit the next installment of 20% for a successful allottee?

A period of 15 days from the date of allotment is given to the allotte to make the next payment.

Q. What is the assurance that the developer will deliver the project in stipulated 4 years of time frame?

5% of the security deposit out of 15% will be released by the government only after developer gets occupation certificate, remaining 10% will be released only after 5 years from possession as the developer has to maintain the project for 5 years. Any delay by the developer will eventually result in his financial loss as the margins are wafer thin on such projects.

Q. If the developer does not deliver the project in 4 years, what action will the Government take on behalf of Customers?

The developer stands to lose his security deposit of 15% of the project and cancellation of his license. Also, he gets blacklisted for future.

Q. Who will take care of maintenance after 5 years?

An RWA will be formed after 5 years and it will take care of entire maintenance of the project.

Q. Is Power Back up provided?

Yes there is provision of Power Back up in affordable housing projects but that is provisional.

Q. Is there any provision of car parking in Affordable Housing projects?

Though it is mandatory for the developer to provide ONE free two-wheeler parking with each unit, the peripheral or open area in the project can be used for car parking. The said area can’t be sold or leased to any occupant. It is free and open to all.

Q. What will be the quality of construction in such affordable housing projects?

The entire construction of the project will be monitored by DTCP and the developer is mandated to use predefined materials which are approved by the government. Therefore, the quality of construction will be superior.

Q. When will the construction of the project commence?

The construction will start after getting all statutory clearances from various departments.

Q. Can an applicant withdraw after 2 or 3 years of allotment?

Yes, the applicant can withdraw from the project. Only Rs 25000/- may be deducted from the amount he has paid to the developer and the rest will be refunded and the said apartment will be offered to the wait listed applicants.

Q. Is HUDA (Haryana Urban Development Authority) authorized body for Affordable Housing projects?

No, all affordable housing projects fall under the privy of Department of Town & Country Planning (DTCP), Government of Haryana.

Q. How are Affordable housing apartments different from EWS flats which are also allotted by the governments?

  • EWS flats are below 300 Sq.Ft. areas and are meant for Lower income group people, whereas Affordable apartments have carpet area between 350 – 750 Sq.Ft.
  • EWS apartments are located on fringe areas of the city whereas affordable housing projects are coming up across good locations.
  • EWS apartments are basic apartments with no facilities whereas Affordable housing projects have common facilities like 50% Area, Community Hall, Crèche.
  • EWS apartments are Low Rise whereas Affordable housing projects are High Rise apartments with elevators

Q. What is Refund Policy in Affordable Housing?




  • NO. PF-27/15922; The Governor of Haryana is pleased to make the following amendments in ‘Affordable Housing Policy-2013’ notified on 19.08.2013 and as amended from time to time under the provisions of Section 9A of the Haryana Development and Regulation of Urban Areas Act, 1975 and any other corresponding statute governing development of group housing colonies on the subject.
  • The amendments as mentioned below have been concurred by the Finance Department vide its U.O. No. 11/158/2013-5FD-III/18191 dated 04.06.2019 & subsequently vide U.O. No. 11/158/2013-5FD-III/19602 dated 24.06.2019 and approved by the Council of Ministers in its meeting held on 25.06.2019. This policy notification shall come into effect from the date of its notification. The Director, Town and Country Planning, Haryana, is hereby directed to effectively implement this policy to facilitate creation of additional affordable housing stock in the urban areas of the State.
  • In clause no. 2 (Siting Parameters) of the Annexure-A of notification dated 19th August, 2013, for sub-clause (iv), the following shall be substituted:“In any residential sector not more than 30 acres area under residential zone shall be allowed for projects under this policy. However, the additional limit of 15 acres alongwith the remaining area, if any, out of the 30 acres area limit, in each sector shall be allotted through a public notice giving window of thirty days time inviting applications for remaining area to be made available under this Affordable Group Housing Scheme. If the applications are of area more than the available net planned area in any sector, then draw of lots shall be held to decide as to whom the licence has to be granted. Further, in case a portion of net planned area stand redundant due to grant of licences in total 30 acres, a relaxation of 20% on minimum area norms of 5 acres which comes to one acre shall be considered. However, the fee and charges will be levied on total 5 acres but Floor Area Ratio (FAR), ground coverage will be allowed on the actual licenced area. Note: 1. All the pending licence applications within the earlier 10 acres limits available for various sectors shall be decided as per the provisions of original Affordable Group Housing Policy parameters-2013. 2. The applications received under the public notice dated 25.01.2018 shall also be considered as per the increased area limit in a residential sector for grant of licence under AHP-2013 as per this amendment. However, the applications which stand rejected/returned due to deficiencies may apply afresh under this policy as and when the applications are invited, after removing the deficiencies pointed out by the Department.”
  • In clause no. 5 (Allotment Rates; Allotment & Eligibility Criteria), of the AnnexureA of notification dated 19th August, 2013:-       a. In clause 5(iii)h of policy dated 19.08.2013, the words “In case of surrender of flat by any successful applicant, an amount of Rs 25,000/- may be deducted by the colonizer”, shall be substituted as under :- “On surrender of flat by any successful allottee, the amount that can be forfeited by the colonizer in addition to Rs. 25,000/- shall not exceed the following:-
Particulars Amount to be forfeited
(aa) In case of surrender of flat before commencement of project Nil;
(bb) upto 1 year from the date of
commencement of the project:
1% of the cost of flat;
(cc) upto 2 years from the date of
commencement of the project:
3% of the cost of flat;
(dd) after 2 years from the date of commencement of the project 5% of the cost of flat;


Note: The cost of the flat shall be the total cost as per the rate fixed by the Department in the policy as amended from time to time.”

           b. The existing clause no. 5(iii)j of the Annexure-A of notification dated 19th August, 2013, shall be substituted with the following:- “ j. The developer shall invite applications through concerned Senior Town Planner (STP) by advertising at least three times in three newspapers (one leading English National Daily and two in Hindi language having circulation of more than 10,000 copies in the State). The applications shall be invited online by concerned STP of the respective circle and then allotment shall be made by the colonizer. The first draw of lots shall be held within four months from the date of first advertisement and there should be a gap of at least three months between any such two advertisements. After three such attempts by STP, the colonizer will make allotment of flats on ‘First come First Serve basis’ but on pre-defined rates.”

             c. After existing clause no. 5(iii)(j) of the Annexure-A of notification dated 19th August, 2013, the following clause 5(iii)(k) is inserted:- 5 “ k. In case of re-allotment resulting after surrender of flats as well as allotment of left over flats, the maximum amount recoverable at the time of such allotment shall be equivalent to the amount payable by other allottees in the project at that stage.”

5. In clause no. 7 (Special Dispensations) of the Annexure-A of notification dated 19th August, 2013, the sub-clause-(i) shall stands omitted.

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