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Land & Building Department and its major activities

Land & Building Dept. has two broad wings i.e Land & PWD. Land wing is responsible for the large

scale acquisition of land for the DDA (plan development) and other Govt. Deptts./Agencies for
undertaking various development projects. The PWD wing is responsible for planning, designing,
construction and maintenance of roads, sub-ways, bridges and flyovers on PWD roads and also
construction of office accommodation for the Departments of Govt. of Delhi as well as
quarters/flats for the Govt. employees. The major activities in brief of these two wings are as
under :-

Land Wing:LAND ACQUISITION


The land is acquired under the provisions of LA Act 1894. If the DDA or any other Govt.
Deptt./undertaking of Govt. of Delhi requires some land for undertaking some development
projects like construction of road, bridges, reservoir, sewage plants etc. they send an indent to the
L& B Deptt. After receipt of the indent, the Land Acquisition Collector of the concerned Distt. is
requested to submit a draft notification u/s 4 of LA Act which indicates the intention of the Govt. to
acquire the land for plan and non-plan development of NCT of Delhi. After receipt of draft
notification u/s 4 of LA Act, the same is processed by the Land Acquisition Branch and after
obtaining approval of the Honble Lt. Governor, Delhi, the notification u/s 4 is issued. Objections
are also invited from the landowners whose land has been acquired within 30 days from the date of
issuance of notification u/s 4 by the LAC concerned. The LAC after hearing the objections and also
giving personal hearing to the objectors, submits its report to the Govt. and the declaration u/s 6 is
issued after obtaining the approval of Honble Lt. Governor. However, if the land is urgently
required for any project, then section 17 of LA Act (emergency clause) is invoked and in that case,
the provision of inviting objections u/s 5 (A) is dispensed with. After issuance of declaration u/s 6,
LAC announces the award and makes compensation to the landowners after taking possession of
the acquired land.

DENOTIFICATION OF LAND UNDER LAND ACQUISITION ACT.


Under the provisions of section 48 of LA Act, any acquired land can be released from acquisition if
its possession has not been taken over by the Govt. Detailed guidelines and procedure have been
prescribed for de-notification of the land. For this purpose, a de-notification committee under the
Chairmanship of Secretary (L&B) has been constituted with Commissioner (LM), DDA, OSD to L.G
and Dy. Commissioner of concerned Revenue Distt. as members. The recommendations of the denotification committee has to be approved by the Honble Lt. Governor, Delhi.

ALLOTMENT OF ALTERNATIVE PLOT


Alternative plots to the persons, whose land has been acquired, are allotted under the scheme of
Large Scale Acquisition Development and Disposal of land in Delhi announced by the Govt. of
India, Ministry of Home Affairs on 2nd May. 1961. In the past, the Deptt. had been inviting
applications for grant of alternative plots from the eligible applicants through press advertisements
from time to time. Presently, the application in the prescribed form has to be filled with the
Department with in one year of the payment of compensation. The eligibility conditions for
allotment of alternative plots are as under: 1. A person who is the Recorded Owner prior to issue of notification u/s 4 of LA Act.
2. A person whose land has been acquired should have received the compensation as a rightful
owner from LAC/Court and the possession of acquired land should have been taken by the Govt.

3. The applicant should not own a house/residential plot/flat out of village abadi in his/her own
name or in the name of his wife/husband or any of his/her dependent relations including unmarried
children, nor should be a member of any Cooperative Housing society.
4. For awards announced post 3.4.86, the acquired land should not be less than one bigha.
The application, duly filled, alongwith the documents is processed and is referred to LAC/SDM
concerned for verification. There is a Recommendation Committee constituted for allotment of
alternative plot headed by Secretary (L&B) who decides these cases and then the cases are
recommended to DDA for allotment of alternative plot.
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
Works on continuing Schemes and new schemes are being executed by the Department under
Transport, Housing and Public Works Sectors. Besides, PWD engineers have been deployed to
undertake inspection of buildings of other Dept. of Govt. of NCT of delhi, such as education,
technical education, medical, police. social welfare, judicial, jail etc. Delhi PWD is divided into four
zones, each headed by the Chief Engineer. The works of the zones is coordinated by Engineeringin-chief. PWD has a separate Citizens Charter.

Public Works Department Wing


ALLOTMENT OF GOVT. ACCOMMODATION
This department gives the allotment of Govt. accommodation on the basis of seniority list for the
various categories. The seniority list is prepared on the basis of applications received from time-totime by this department. The meeting of allotment committee is held tentatively on 15th of every
month. This meeting is chaired by Principal Secretary (PWD). The committee includes Joint
Secretary (PWD), AHC (Estate) and Supdt. (Estate) as members.

Who is eligible
All employees working in Govt. of NCT of
Delhi are eligible to apply provided their names
are covered in the cut-off date as laid down by
the department for different categories of Govt.
residential accommodation.

Type Basic Pay


I

Less than Rs.3050/- p.m.

II

Less than Rs.5500/- p.m. but not


less than Rs.3050/- p.m.

III

Less than Rs.8500/- p.m. but not


less than Rs.5500/- p.m.

IV

Less than Rs.12000/- p.m. but not


less than Rs.8500/- p.m.

Rs.12000/- & above

ELIGIBILITY & RENT FOR TEMPORARY ALLOTMENT


Temporary allotment of Govt. residential accommodation for marriage or any other function is

made to the allottee of General Pool Accommodation. The rent for one month is Rs. 65/- per sq.
meters upto Type IV & Rs. 95/- per sq. meters for Type V and above multiplied by the plinth area
of the particular flat being taken temporarily. The amount is to be deposited with Cashier (L&B).
REDRESSAL OF PUBLIC GRIEVANCE.
All the complaints received from the complainants are being disposed off within 30 days. For the
above purpose, a separate counter under the Delhi Right to Information Acts has been set-up in
the office premises of Land & Building Department. This counter of L&B Deptt. is located at the
ground floor of B Block, Vikas Bhawan, I.P. Estate, New Delhi. Besides this, Secretary (L&B), Joint
Secretary (L&B) and Competent Authorities (DRI) are also available for public hearing from 12.00
Noon to 1.00 P.M daily.
TELEPHONE NUMBERS OF THE OFFICERS

Sl.No. Designation
1

Telephone No.

Pr. Secretary (L&B)


23378755
23370035 (FAX)

Addl. Secretary (L&B)


23379697
23379343

Legal Advisor- cum- Standing Counsel

23983579

HOO/ Dy. Secy. (Gen./Alt)

23379389

Dy. Controller of Accounts

23378256

OSD (Lit.)

23379287

DLA (Writ Cell)

23379322

DLA (Legal Cell)

23913814

DLA (Legal Cell)

23913814

10

AHC /MO (EP Cell)

23770589

11

Accounts Officer

23379320

12

Tehsildar (EP Cell)

23378745

13

Asstt. Director (Plg.)

23378704

14

Dy. Secy. (Admn.)

23379370

15

AHC (Housing Loan)

23379370

16

Superintendent (Vig.)

23370366

17

Superintendent (Admn.)

23370366

18

Superintendent (LA)

23378909

19

DDO (L&B)

23378021

20

Incharge (General)

23378853

21

Asstt. Standing Counsel

23379845

22

23379320
AAO (Finance)

JAO (Finance)
23

AAO (Rent Recovery Cell)

23370789

24

JAO (Loan)

23378070

IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS OF PWD.

Telephone No

Sl.No.

Designation

Pr. Secretary

23392065

Addl. Secretary

23392292

Director (Allotment)

23392296

Q1: What is the status of my case?


Ans: Please submit your permanent A/c no or ref. no, for knowing the status of your
as per record.
Q2: Can I get the challan of current due installment?
Ans: Yes. Three copies of challans of each principal amount and interest are prepared & issued.
Q3: Can I get full & final payment challan as I have intended to clear all outstanding dues?

Ans: After verifying the scroll/ ledger account, the principal & interest due up to date, is pre
immediately. After that, the loanee can obtain the challan and deposit the amoun
State Bank Of India, I.P.Estate, I.T.O., New Delhi.

Q4: Can my loan be waived off?


Ans: There is no such policy and order to waive of the loan.

Q5: Can I get back original documents submitted as surety against loan?
Ans: All the documents shall be handed over or sent by registered post only after cle
all dues (principal & interest) after satisfying the conditions given below:
(A) Subject to submission of three specimen signature of the loan
copy
of
Ration
Card
and
copy
of
Election
I-Card
duly
attes
by gazetted officer.
(B) In case of death, the legal heir/ heirs have to submit the Indemnity
on non judicial paper of Rs.100/- (format added) with passport
photograph,
the
death
certificate
of
loanees
and
NOC
/
aff
(format added) of other legal heirs duly attested by the concerned
Sub-Divisional-Magistrate.

Q6: From which office/ authority can I get the Indemnity Bond registered/ Reconveyance deed?
Ans: This can be registered with the Sub-Registrars office pertaining to your area.

Q7: What is the procedure regarding execution of Reconveyance deed?


Ans: The loanee has to submit on non-judicial stamp paper (format added)of Rs. 100/- wit
passport size photograph and enclose all the original documents which have been released.

Q8: I have no idea of my permanent A/c No. or any records. Kindly tell the status of my case.
Ans: This will have to be searched manually in all the records which may take some time.

Q9: I need no objection certificate, to submit to DDA to get my property converted to freehold.
Ans: If the loanee is not defaulter and regularly paying installments, the NOC may be issued.
Q10:Can I know status of my case over telephone?
Ans: Yes indeed, if correct A/C no. and other details are immediately provided.