In A significant development for Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB),the Chandigarh Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has decided that in the Board is not liable to share the burden of the compensation to be given to people who had booked flats with Parsvnath Developers Limited for their Prideasia project in IT Park.
In a spate of cases decided recently,President of the Commission Justice Sham Sunder and Member Neena Sandhu decided that the compensation would be given by the company alone,and not shared by the Board. The Board and also the company had appealed against the decisions given by Chandigarh Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum.
In a number of similar cases filed by people who had booked flats at the Prideasia project,the complainants stated that they were shocked to find these flats unconstructed much after the promised date of delivery.
The complainants were aggrieved that the site plan had not been approved,and not even a single brick was laid at the site.
Following their complaints,the Forum had directed Parsvnath Developers Limited to return their booking amount with interest at the rate of 12 per cent per annum from the date of deposit,along with Rs 50,000 as compensation. The company was developing the project in association with Chandigarh Housing Board,and the complainants had filed their cases against both Parsvnath Developers Limited and CHB. Hence,the Forum had allowed the company and the Board to jointly pay the compensation amount.
While adjudicating these appeals,the Commission held that the company was solely liable to pay the compensation amount to the people who had booked the flats.