Pune, 25th January 2023: The Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) Pune Board has announced the lottery for 5,915 houses. According to this, as many as 59,746 people have applied for houses so far. However, as this year’s draw will be released according to the new computer system, only 1,871 citizens’ applications have been processed and the remaining applications are under process. Therefore, it has come to light that the new computer system has affected the MHADA lottery.
MHADA’s headquarters in Mumbai have decided to conduct the lottery through a new computerized system called Integrated Lottery Management System (ILMS) 2.0 to eliminate middlemen and avoid human intervention. Accordingly, seven documents such as PAN Card, Aadhaar Card, Residence Certificate (Domicile), Income Certificate or Income Tax Certificate, Affidavit, Photograph, E-Signature, and Acceptance Letter have to be uploaded into the computer system.
Scrutiny of these documents is taking a long time. Due to this, citizens are disappointed. According to the information provided by MHADA, 59,746 people have applied for houses so far. Out of the 33,291 people who have received Aadhaar authentication. PAN card of 30,623 people has been authenticated. 17,256 people have attached their residence certificate, out of which 8,133 people have got their residence certificate verified, while 9,123 people have attached their old residence certificate. 10,420 people have attached income proofs and out of them, 7,535 proofs have been verified. 5,979 applications have been filled and out of them, only 1,871 applicants have been scrutinized.
Citizens are baffled as the verification of documents takes time and the computer system faces hurdles while filling out the application form. After that, the seniors of MHADA held an urgent meeting and decided to relax the condition of the new residence certificate and accept the old residence certificate as well. However, due to the delay in the verification of other documents, the citizens who are dreaming of a home have to bear heartache.
Out of the applications received so far for the online draw of MHADA Pune Board, 6,000 applications have been received which have been fully processed. Validation of the documents attached by the respective applicants in these applications has been determined. Jitendra Joshi, chief engineer of the ILSM system informed that there are no errors in the computer system and the work is going on at a fast pace.