Wednesday, January 13, 2016
AP State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed VUDA to pay a compensation for the mental agony it caused in handing over a flat to its Harita housing project at Madhurawada and deliver possession of a HIG flat.
One Chavva Sheela Reddy of New Delhi filed a complaint before the Commission alleging deficiency of service for failing to complete the project by November 2011 that might be extended up to three months. She has been allotted a HIG flat of 1765 sft in the Godavari Block-I of the project. It was admitted on July 1, 2013.
The Commission President Justice Noushad Ali in his order said that ‘The Commission is unable to appreciate as to how the dispute between the VUDA and the contracting agency is a relevant ground for its agreement with the complainant. Justice Ali said since the flat was not delivered, there is a deficiency of service and said that she is entitled to a compensation of Rs.2 lakh, he said in his order. Besides, possession of the flat must be given as per the order dated October 18, 2010, said the Commission. VUDA has been asked to pay Rs.2,000 towards costs and comply with the orders within three months form the date of receipt of the copy failing which 12 per cent interest should be paid on the amounts awarded.