Oct 31, 2021

CCI Dismisses Allegations against GDA and the Government of Uttar Pradesh for Contravention of the Act

Shri Mohd. Gayoor Haider (‘Informant’) had filed an Information alleging that the Ghaziabad Development Authority (‘GDA’) and the Government of Uttar Pradesh (‘UP Government’) had acted in contravention of the provisions of the Act.[1]

The Informant had in the year 1991 applied for purchasing property in a scheme launched by GDA. However, after receiving payments from the Informant, the project was ultimately scrapped by GDA. The payments made by the Informant were used for an alternate allotment under another scheme of GDA. It was alleged by the Informant that GDA never issued an allotment letter to the Informant for the alternate allotment, despite multiple communications. Therefore, the Informant was pre-dominantly concerned with not being allocated the plot and not being given the allotment letter and allegedly facing harassment from GDA and UP Government over this issue.

CCI noted that while the alleged allotment of property was done in 1996, the Informant approached CCI only in 2021. CCI further noted that pertinent facts concerning the allocation of property, the payments made by the Informant and the subsequent proceedings before GDA and the UP Government were contested. Apart from this, CCI also noted that none of the allegations raised in the Information raised any competition concerns that would in any way contravene any of the provisions of the Act. For these reasons, CCI decided to dismiss the matter under Section 26(2) of the Act.


[1] Shri. Mohd. Gayoor Haider v. Ghaziabad Development Authority and Ors., Case No. 26 of 2021, Order dated October 12, 2021.




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