According to the revised policy, community halls within boundaries of housing schemes would be preferably allotted to RWAs of the pocket. If the RWA is not willing, these would be allotted to other applicants on a licence-fee basis.
A revised policy for the allotment of community hall was approved in a Delhi Development Authority (DDA) meeting at Raj Niwas under the chairmanship of Lt-Governor Anil Baizal.
According to the revised policy, community halls within boundaries of housing schemes would be preferably allotted to RWAs of the pocket, if the cost of construction is shared by allottees. An evaluation yardstick has been incorporated in case there's more than one RWA in the area.
However, if the RWA is not willing, these would be allotted to other applicants on a licence-fee basis. Barring NGOs, registered societies, government, semi-government and autonomous bodies actively involved in social activities of the area would be eligible for allotment.
The community halls would be allotted on a licence for a period of three years, which can be extended for two more years at the most. New activities such as skill development and other welfare activities have been added in addition to the existing activities of reading room, library, gymnasium, indoor games, internet kiosk, yoga, hobby courses, music concert, performance arts, film festivals, exhibitions, magic shows, social and cultural activities and others.
Applications should be registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. Applicants would have to get themselves registered with the DDA. The licence fees payable for community halls built on plots of up to 1,000 sq m would be Rs 2,000 per month for non air-conditioned halls, and Rs 4,000 per month for air-conditioned ones.
For community halls built on a plot area of more than 1,000 sq m, the fee would be Rs 4,000 per month for non air-conditioned halls and Rs 8,000 for air-conditioned ones. After the initial licence period of three years, the licence fees shall be enhanced at the rate of 10 per cent per annum on a yearly basis for a maximum period of two more years.
The allotment of single and double storey community halls shall be done by the zonal chief engineer and for multi-purpose, multi storeyed community halls, the allotment would be done by a committee.
Entry fee of not more than Rs 1,000 per year per member and monthly subscription of not more than Rs 100 per member and Rs 50 for each dependent can be charged. These fees may be revised for providing additional services. Guests of members can also utilise the facilities on payment of an entry fee of not more than Rs 10 per guest.