TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING DEPARTMENT
The 19th August, 2013
NO. PF-27/48921. The Governor of Haryana is pleased to notify a comprehensive „Affordable
Housing Policy 2013‟ 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 policy, of which the details are given in Annexure-A below, has been concurred by the
Finance Department vide their UO No.11/158/2013-5FDIII/22188 dated 05.08.2013 and approved by
the Council of Ministers in its meeting held on 06.08.2013.
This policy shall come into effect from the date of its notification. The Director General, 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.
AFFORDABLE HOUSING POLICY 2013
(i) This policy shall be known as „Affordable Housing Policy 2013‟. All references to „policy‟
in this document shall imply to „Affordable Housing Policy 2013‟.
(ii) This policy is intended to encourage the planning and completion of „Group Housing
Projects‟ wherein apartments of „pre-defined size‟ are made available at „pre-defined rates‟
within a „Targeted time-frame‟ as prescribed under the present policy to ensure increased
supply of „Affordable Housing‟ in the urban housing market to the deserving
(iii) Any project for which licence is granted under the present policy cannot be converted into
a normal group housing colony under any situation and irrespective of whether or not it
falls within the 20% residential sector area limit prescribed for group housing projects.
(iv) All such projects shall be required to be necessarily completed within 4 years from the
approval of building plans or grant of environmental clearance, whichever is later. This
date shall be referred to as the „date of commencement of project‟ for the purpose of this
policy. The licences shall not be renewed beyond the said 4 years period from the date of
commencement of project.
2. SITING PARAMETERS:
(i) The projects under this policy shall be allowed only in the residential zone of the notified
Development Plans of various towns/cities of the State.
(ii) The maximum area for which such projects can be allowed in a Development Plan shall be
governed by the following criteria:-
Development Plan Maximum aggregated area (acres) of
Projects allowed in the urbanisable
limit per Development Plan
a. Gurgaon, Faridabad, Panchkula, Panchkula
b. Sonipat, Panipat, Karnal, Dharuhera,
Bahadurgarh & Sohna
c. Rest of the Development Plans 75
(iii)The applications for licence received under this policy should be made in the format as
prescribed in the Rule 3 of the Haryana Development and Regulations of Urban Areas Rules,
1976 and the said Rules shall be applicable mutatis-mutandis for processing of the application
under this policy. Further, the applications for licence received under this policy shall be
considered on First-Come-First-Serve basis after the notification of this policy.
(iv) In any residential sector not more than 5% of the net planned area under residential zone can
be allowed for projects under this policy. However, if a residential sector has an area of less
than 100 acres, one such project shall be allowed on 5 acres. Further, in order to ensure that
such projects are well distributed over the Development Plan area, the maximum net planned
area that can be permitted under this policy in any residential sector shall be restricted to 10
(v) Whereas, applications under this policy shall be received on an ongoing basis till the
availability of area in any specific sector and/or any specific development plan vis-a-vis the
area limits prescribed under this policy gets licenced. Nevertheless, all applications received
within 15 days of the notification of this policy shall be placed sector-wise in order of
seniority. If only one application is received in a particular sector in this period, such
application shall be considered on merits for grant of licence as per minimum and maximum
area norms cited at para no. 3. However if more than one application is received during this
15 days period, then first two eligible applications shall be considered for grant of licence for
an area of 5 acres each, irrespective of the area applied.
(vi) Such projects can be allowed beyond the 20% group housing limit in a sector in case they
fulfill all other prescribed policy parameters and can‟t be accommodated within the prescribed
20% limit for group housing projects. However, if a project under this policy is accommodated
within the prescribed 20% limit for group housing, no further relaxation in the said 20% limit
shall be allowed.
3. MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM AREA FOR SUCH PROJECT: The minimum and maximum area for
such projects shall be 5 acres and 10 acres respectively irrespective of the Development Plan
where such project is proposed.
4. PLANNING AND AREA PARAMETERS:
(i) Planning Parameters: The planning parameters for the projects allowed under this policy are
a. Min. and Max. density permitted: 850ppa (min) & 900ppa (max)
b. Maximum FAR allowed: 225
c. Maximum Ground Coverage allowed: 50%
d. Maximum area under Commercial Use: 4% of the Net Planned Area at 175
e. Minimum Area under organized Open Space: 15% of the Net Planned Area
f. Occupancy Norm (for density calculations): 5 persons per flat
g. An additional component of population density, FAR and commercial area is provided
beyond what is allowed in group housing colonies to ensure the viability of such projects.
(ii) Type of Apartment and Area under such Apartments:
a. The apartments of pre-defined size-range shall be allotted at a pre-defined rate to ensure
provision of affordable housing under this policy.
b. The carpet area of the apartments shall range from 28sqm to 60sqm in size.
c. The term “carpet area” shall mean the net usable covered floor area bound within the walls
of the apartment but excluding the area covered by the walls and any balcony which is
approved free-of-FAR, but including the area forming part of kitchen, toilet, bathroom,
store and built-in cupboard/ almirah/ shelf, which being usable covered area shall form
part of the carpet area.
d. No separate EWS category apartments shall be provided to eliminate any cross subsidy
component and thus to avoid any adverse impact on the affordability of apartments made
available under this policy.
(iii) Parking Norms:
a. The parking space shall be provided at the rate of half Equivalent Car Space (ECS) for each
b. Only one two-wheeler parking site shall be earmarked for each flat, which shall be allotted
only to the flat-owners. The parking bay of two-wheelers shall be 0.8m x 2.5m unless
otherwise specified in the zoning plan.
c. No car parking shall be allotted to any apartment owner in such projects.
d. The balance available parking space, if any, beyond the allocated two-wheeler parking
sites, can be earmarked as free-visitor-car-parking space.
e. Additional parking norms and parameters, if any, can be specified in the zoning plan.
(iv) Community Sites: The coloniser shall be required to provide the following community
sites in any such project, which shall form part of the common areas and facilities as
defined under the Haryana Apartment Ownership Act:
a. One built-up Community Hall of not less than 2000sqft.
b. One built-up Anganwadi-cum Creche of not less than 2000 sqft area.
c. No other community sites shall be required to be provided in such project.
(v) Maintenance of colony after completion of project: A commercial component of 4% is
being allowed in the project to enable the coloniser to maintain the colony free-of-cost for a
period of five years from the date of grant of occupation certificate, after which the colony
shall stand transferred to the “association of apartment owners” constituted under the
Haryana Apartment Ownership Act 1983, for maintenance. The coloniser shall not be
allowed to retain the maintenance of the colony either directly or indirectly (through any
of its agencies) after the end of the said five years period. Engaging any agency for such
maintenance works shall be at the sole discretion and terms and conditions finalised by the
“association of apartment owners” constituted under the Apartment Ownership Act 1983.
5. ALLOTMENT RATES; ALLOTMENT & ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:
(i) Allotment Rate: The allotment rate for the Apartment units approved under such projects
shall be as follows:
Development Plan Maximum allotment
rate on per sqft carpet
Additional recovery against
balcony of min 5ft clear
a. Gurgaon, Faridabad,
Rs.4,000/- per sq. ft. Rs 500 per sqft against all
balcony area in a flat adding
upto and limited to 100 sqft, as
permitted in the approved
b. Other High and Medium
Rs.3,600/- per sq. ft.
c. Low Potential Towns Rs.3,000/- per sq. ft.
NOTE: ♯ : Such cantilevered balconies (unsupported on three sides) shall not be part of carpet area
and shall continue to be allowed free-of-FAR.
(ii) Eligibility Criteria:
a. Any person can apply but person which includes his/her spouse or his/her dependent
children who do not own any flat/plot in any HUDA developed colony/ sector or any
licenced colony in any of the Urban Areas in Haryana, UT of Chandigarh and NCT Delhi
shall be given first preference in allotment of flats. An applicant in a specific colony shall
make only one application. Any successful applicant under this policy shall not be eligible
for allotment of any other flat under this policy in any other colony. In case, he/she is
successful in more than one colony, he/she will have choice of retain only one flat. All
such applicants shall submit an affidavit to this effect.
b. Upto 5% of the total number of flats as approved in the building plans may be allotted by a
licensee to its employees/ associates/ friends/ relatives etc. subject to the disclosure of
their name/address and other identification details to the allotment committee and the
allotment procedure for such flats shall also be completed along with the draw of flats for
general category flats. The rates and eligibility criteria prescribed under this policy shall
continue to be applicable on such preferential allotments also and the allotment procedure
shall be completed along with general category flats. In case less allotments are made for
such preferential category flats, the extra availability shall be merged with general
(iii) Allotment criteria: The draw for allotment of apartments shall be held under the
supervision of a committee constituted for the purpose by following a transparent
procedure as below:
a. Advertisements for booking of apartments shall be issued by the coloniser on two
occasions at one week interval in „One of the leading English National daily‟ and „Two
Hindi Newspapers‟ having circulation of more than ten thousand copies in the State to
ensure adequate publicity of the project and should include details like allotment rate,
schedule of payment, number and carpet area of apartment etc. The proforma of
advertisement shall be separately approved by the DGTCP and hosted on the Department
website for clarity.
b. All flats in a specific project shall be allotted in one go within four months of sanction of
building plans or receipt of environmental clearance whichever is later and possession of
flats shall be offered within the validity period of 4 years of such sanction/ clearance. Any
person interested to apply for allotment of flat in response to such advertisement by a
coloniser may apply on the prescribed application form alongwith 5% amount of the total
cost of the flat. All such applicants shall be eligible for an interest at the rate of 10% per
annum on the booking amount received by the developer for a period beyond 90 days
from the close of booking till the date of allotment of flat or refund of booking amount as
the case may be. The applicant will be required to deposit additional 20% amount of the
total cost of the flat at the time of allotment of flat. The balance 75% amount will be
recovered in six equated six monthly instalments spread over three-year period, with no
interest falling due before the due date for payment. Any default in payment shall invite
interest @15% per annum. The project-wise list of allottees shall also be hosted on the
website of the Department.
c. The scrutiny of all applications received as per the parameters prescribed in the policy
shall be completed by the coloniser under the overall monitoring of concerned District
Town Planner (DTP). The scrutiny of applications by the joint team of coloniser and the
concerned DTP shall be completed within three months from the last date of receipt of
applications as indicated in the advertisement.
d. On completion of scrutiny as above, the concerned Senior Town Planner shall fix the date
of draw of lots. Simultaneously the ineligible applications shall be returned within one
month of completion of scrutiny by the coloniser indicating the grounds on which the
applications have been held to be ineligible alongwith the 5% booking amount received
from such applicants. No interest in such case shall be paid.
e. After fixation of date for draw of lots, an advertisement shall be issued by the coloniser
informing the applicants about the details regarding date/time and venue of the draw of
lots in the same newspaper in which the original advertisement was issued.
f. The allotment of apartments shall be done through draw of lots in the presence of a
committee consisting of Deputy Commissioner or his representative (at least of the cadre
of Haryana Civil Services), Senior Town Planner (Circle office), DTP of the concerned
district and the representative of coloniser concerned.
g. Only such applications shall be considered for draw of lots which are complete and which
fulfil the criteria laid down in this Policy. However, it is possible that some of the
application forms have certain minor deficiencies, viz., missing entry on the application
form, incorrect/missing line in affidavit, illegible copies of certain documents. Such
applications may also be included in the draw of lots. However, in case any of such
applications are declared successful in the draw of lots, applicants may be granted an
opportunity of removing the shortcomings in their application in all respects within a
period of 15 days, failing which their claim shall stand forfeited. The said 15 days period
shall start from the date of publication of the list of successful allottees in the newspaper
marking those successful applications with minor deficiencies for information and notice
of such applicants for removing such deficiencies and submit the same to the concerned
DTP. The list of such successful allottees shall also be maintained on the website of the
h. A waiting list for a maximum of 25% of the total available number of flats available for
allotment, may also be prepared during the draw of lots who can be offered the allotment
in case some of the successful allottees are not able to remove the deficiencies in their
application within the prescribed period of 15 days. In case of surrender of flat by any
successful applicant, an amount of Rs 25,000/- may be deducted by the coloniser. Such
flats may be considered by the committee for offer to those applicants falling in the waiting
list. However, non-removal of deficiencies by any successful applicant shall not be
considered as surrender of flat, and no such deduction of Rs 25,000 shall be applicable on
such cases. If any wait listed candidate does not want to continue in the waiting list, he
may seek withdrawal and the licencee shall refund the booking amount within 30 days,
without imposing any penalty. The waiting list shall be maintained for a period of 2 years,
after which the booking amount shall be refunded back to the waitlisted applicants,
without any interest. All non-successful applicants, shall be refunded back the booking
amount within 15 days of holding the draw of lots.
i. If any successful applicant fails to deposit the installments within the time period as
prescribed in the allotment letter issued by the colonizer, a reminder may be issued to him
for depositing the due installments within a period of 15 days from the date of issue of
such notice. If the allottee still defaults in making the payment, the list of such defaulters
may be published in one regional Hindi news-paper having circulation of more than ten
thousand in the State for payment of due amount within 15 days from the date of
publication of such notice, failing which allotment may be cancelled. In such cases also an
amount of Rs 25,000/- may be deducted by the coloniser and the balance amount shall be
refunded to the applicant. Such flats may be considered by the committee for offer to those
applicants falling in the waiting list.
j. The colonizer shall issue advertisements on three separate occassions in case adequate
number of applications are not received, after which if the situation continues to persist,
the Government shall take a decision on the further continuance of such project on case-tocase
basis on individual merits.
6. APPLICABLE FEES & CHARGES:
(i) Keeping into account the fact that a limited number of projects shall be allowed under this
policy and the sale is to be effected at a predetermined rate, the licence fees and IDC shall
stand waived off. However, scrutiny fees and conversion charges at prescribed rates shall
(ii) Similarly, in order to minimize the impact of EDC rates on the viability of such a project,
the rates and schedule of EDC applicable on plotted colonies shall be levied on such
projects.In order to encourage early completion of projects, in case the colonizer completes
the project in 3.5 years from the date of commencement of project and applies for grant of
occupation certificate in such period, the payment of last instalment of EDC shall be
considered for waiver after grant of occupation certificate.
7. SPECIAL DISPENSATIONS:
(i) As a matter of security against any possible delinquencies in completion of the project, the
coloniser shall be required to furnish bank guarantee against the total realisation from the
project at the rate of 15% for areas falling in the Development Plans of Gurgaon,
Faridabad, Panchkula, Panchkula Extn and Pinjore-Kalka and at the rate of 10% for rest of
the towns to be furnished within 90 days of the date of commencement of the project. The
bank guarantee shall be proportionately released against block-wise occupation certificate
obtained by the licencee. However 10% of the total bank guarantee submitted shall be
retained to be released at the end of 5 years maintenance period.
(ii) No allotment of flat shall be permitted until the date of commencement of the project.
However, the formalities pertaining to the allotment of flats can be initiated at an
appropriate date after obtaining the licence to enable the actual allotment of flat
immediately after the date of commencement of project.
(iii) Once an apartment is allotted through the procedure as specified above, the same cannot
be transferred by the coloniser to any other person by documentation in its records. Such
apartments shall also be prohibited for transfer/sale up to one year after getting the
possession of the flat to avoid speculation and to provide housing to the genuine persons.
Breach of this condition will attract penalty equivalent to 200% of the selling price of the
flat. The Penalty will be deposited in the „Fund‟ administered by the Town and Country
Planning Department so that the infrastructure of the State can be improved. Failure to
deposit such penalty shall result in resumption of the flat and its re-allotment in
consultation with the Department.
(iv) The transfer of property through execution of irrevocable General Power of Attorney
(GPA) where the consideration amount has been passed to the executor or any one on his
behalf, will be considered as sale of the property and same will be counted as breach of
terms and conditions of the policy. Penal proceedings as per the prescribed provisions
above shall be initiated.
(v) The allotment letter and sale-purchase agreement entered into with the allottees shall also
include the parameters prescribed under this policy to maintain complete transparency in
(vi) The developer shall disclose in the „Application Form‟ as well as in the advertisement, the
complete set of specifications to be adopted for finishing/fittings to be provided by the
coloniser in the flat, viz., Flooring (Rooms, Kitchen, Toilet& Bathroom, Balcony, Common
Areas, staircase etc.); Door & Window frame and panel; Kitchen Worktop & Wall
finishing; Toilet & Bathroom fittings and wall finishings; Internal Electrical Wiring,
fittings, electrical points etc.; Internal public health Services—pipes and fittings, sewerage
and sanitary fittings; Wall finishing; Staircase and Balcony railings, etc.
Principal Secretary to Government, Haryana
Town and Country Planning Department.