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The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), a statutory body of Haryana Government, was constituted under the Haryana Urban Development Authority Act, 1977. Its aim was to achieve the expeditious development of urban estates. The main functions of Haryana Urban Development Authority are as under:

(A) To promote and secure development of urban areas with the power to acquire, sell and dispose of property.

(B) To acquire, develop and dispose of land for residential, industrial and commercial purposes.

(C) To make available land to various bodies for providing houses to economically weaker sections.

(D) To undertake construction projects.

Administrative Set up HUDA:

HUDA consists of a Chairman (Minister for Town & Country Planning & Urban Estates), a Vice Chairman (Chief Secretary), a Chief Administrator and such other members as are appointed under notifications issued from time to time.

HUDA has various wings, like Urban Branch, Engineering, Town Planning and Architecture, Financial, Legal and Monitoring. The Chief Administrator is the overall in-charge and responsible for discharging functions of the Authority. He is assisted by four zonal Administrators-posted at Panchkula, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Hissar-and one Administrator at H.Q. The Chief Administrator is guided by the policies framed by the Authority, which is headed by the Minister-in-Charge (designated as the Chairman of the Authority) of the Town & Country planning Departments.

Functions of Various Wings of HUDA :

Zonal Administration:

HUDA has at 27 Urban Estates set up throughout the state. The administration of these Urban Estates is being looked after by four Zonal Administrators who are assisted by six Estate Officers and 11 Assistant Estate Officers. The main functions of these Estate Officers are to sell developed and undeveloped plots of all categories of land and realize the amount of installments.

All the financial receipts of transactions are looked after by these Estate Officers. Administrators act as coordinators among various engaged in the process of planned urban development of the respective areas. They are responsible for the implementation of various schemes or projects being executed in these areas. The zonal Administrators are located at following place:

Administrator, HUDA, Panchkula, C-3, Sector-6, Panchkula.

Administrator, HUDA, Faridabad, HUDA Complex, Sector-12, Faridabad.

Administrator, HUDA, Gurgaon, HUDA Complex, Sector-14, Gurgaon.

Administrator, HUDA, Hissar, HUDA Complex, U.E. II, Hissar.

Urban Branch:

The Administrator posted at H.Q. is the in-charge of this branch and responsible for co-ordination among different wings of the Authority.

Engineering Wing:

It is headed by the Chief Engineer who is assisted by Works Divisions. These divisions scattered all over the state. The task of the Engineering Wings comprises assistance in the selection of an area for development and its execution, construction of infrastructure for the development and maintenance of infrastructure.

Engineering Wing:

The Chief Engineer is the professional head of the Engineering Wing. The entire state is divided into 6 circles, 24 divisions and 89 sub­divisions, which are headed by Superintending Engineers, Executive and Sub-divisional Engineers, respectively. As soon as the land is acquired and handed over to HUDA, infrastructure development schedules are taken up by the Engineering Wing.

After providing the basic infrastructure facilities, the plots are given to the Estate Offices, who in turn offers the possession of the same to the respective allotees. The infrastructure facilities include the approach road, electric power, water supply, sewerage facilities, community buildings and parks.

Finance Wing:

It is headed by the Chief Controller of Finance, which comprises Senior Accounts Officer at the head quarters and with all the Administrators assisted by Accounts Officers and supporting staff posted in all the Estates, Circles, Divisional Offices etc. This Wing is responsible for the financial management of the Authority. HUDA is working on a "no profit no loss" basis and carrying out its activities by circulation of funds.

The funds generated out of sale of residential, industrial and institutional plots are invested in the acquisition of new areas, which enable HUDA to generate more plots for the public. Such investments also help HUDA create more funds for the development projects and new acquisitions.

The price fixed on a no-profit, no-loss basis is charged from the plot holders with the stipulation that any enhanced compensation in the cost awarded by the courts under section- 18 of the Land Acquisition Act shall be recoverable in addition as and when such an eventuality occurs.

The plots are allocated economically weaker sections of on subsidised rates and the loss on this account is compensated from the sales of higher categories of the plots through cross-subsidization.


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