About the company


The Jag Jiwan Cooperative House Building Society Ltd. was registered on 28.4.1955 vide Registration No.1312 with the Registrar of Cooperative Societies under the provisions of Bombay Cooperative Societies Act (VII) of 1925 as extended to the State of Delhi and now govern with the Delhi Coop Societies Act 1972 and 2003 . The Society adopted the Modern Bye-Laws of the Society which were also approved by the Registrar of Coop Societies.

The broad objects of the Society , inter alia are:-

    1. (a)The objects of the Society are to promote the economic interest of its members and more particularly to arrange to own lands and buildings to take them to lease or rent for the business of the Society.

      (b)To undertake welfare activities particularly for the members and employees and their children for the promotion of their moral, educational and physical improvement.

      (c)To creation of funds to be lent to its members for purchase of site and construction of houses, to purchase, develop and sell building sites, houses and building materials , to construct or arrange for the construction of buildings, roads, drainage to undertake other measures designed to encourage in the members the spirit and 
      practice of thrift , self help and mutual help
  • To do all such things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of any of all of the above subjects.



  1. The Society presently has 1086 members and 943 members were duly approved by the Registrar of Cooperative Society, These persons became members of the society for the purpose of getting the flat/residential units long time back.

  2. Under the Delhi Cooperative Societies Act and Rules framed there under it is mandatory for a person to be eligible to became a member of the Society that he is not member of another Housing Society and is not the owner of any plot/house. The member is required to file an affidavit and make a declaration in that regard . It is stated that all the members of the Society have been waiting for a long period of time with the hope and optimism that one day they will own a residential flat/units. It was for this reason that none of the member either tried to become owner of a residential plot/houses in Delhi or become member of any Other Group Housing Society.

  3. The Society is also discharging the function of State and its activities are bound/liable to be supported by the Government, being the Welfare State. The Society has always been functional, working, operational and managing its affairs legally and properly, through its Managing Committee, it is stated that the Society is regularly getting it’s account audited by the Accountant approved by the Registrar Cooperative Society (Rcs) . The elections of the Society are held timely by RCS. Income Tax Returns of the Society are being filed every year. All statutory obligations of the Society are being performed as per law and well in time.

  4. In order to fulfill the objects of the Society , the Society purchased land comprised in khasra nos 130 (7-9), 131 (7-6)132(3-9) ,133 (2-8), 134 (4-0) , 135 min,(8-13), 136 (5-17),137(5-10),138(8-13), 139(5-8), 6/24(3-14), 10/3 (4-16), 4(2-16) 8/1 (1-12)and 410 (30-13)and 414 (1-10) measuring 89 bighas and 20 Biswas approx. situated in the Revenue Estate of Village Mehrauli and Kusoompur, New Delhi vide duly registered Sale Deeds.

  5. Pursuant to the purchase of the said land, the said land was mutated in the Revenue Records in favour of the Society. The Society thus became bhumidhar of the said land.

  6. The Society has constructed a boundary wall around its land. It has installed a water pump. The Society has done some filling work/leveling work on the land. The Society has also done some electricity work. On some part of the land, which is though not notified , a mandir is in existence. The Society through its members has incurred huge amount of money in purchasing and maintaining this land.

  7. Ever since purchase of the said land, the Society has been trying to get its building plan sanctioned and for NOC to be granted by the Municipal Authorities/DDA. The Society was not required to get the land use changed as the land use of the Society’s land was residential . However the building plans of the Society were not sanctioned and NOC was not granted. It is stated that even as per the MOD 2021 the land use of the Society’s land is residential.

  8. The Central Government notified the Master Plan Delhi (MPD-2001, the land use of the land of the Society was shown as residential in MPD-2001. Despite the said fact its plans were not sanctioned and NOC was not granted.

  9. The Government of India, Ministry of Urban Affairs and Employment , issued a letter bearing no. K-13011/17/96-DDIB, regarding involvement of private developers in housing activities , to the Lt Governor of Delhi in 1998. This letter provided for involvement of private developers in housing activities. It was stated that private developers will henceforth be allowed to take up Land Assembly and Development as part of a housing project. The requirement was that the private agency/person/company should have legal ownership and /or legal possession of the land with confirming land use as per MPD-2001 and a total of 15 acres of land shall be in the name of such company or party.

  10. Another letter 5.3.1999 was issued by Government of India to Lt. Governor ,regarding Land Assembly, Development involvement of Private Developers in Building Activities.

  11. Since the DDA was not permitting the society to utilize the land for its members ,as proposed and was delaying the NOC , the Society approached the Committee on Petition (Tenth Lok Sabha) for seeking permission for starting building activities on the land owned by the members of the Society located at Vasant kunj, Mehrauli, New Delhi . After hearing DDA and Ministry of Urban Development the Petition Committee vide its report dated 6.3.1996 recommended that the Society be allowed to construct multistoried flats on its land. The relevant portions of the recommendation of the Committee on Petitions are extracted hereunder:-
    • The Committee further note that the land in question falls in the development area no.176 in the residential zone in the Delhi Master Plan but the DDA could not develop it due to its non-acquisition by the Delhi Administration. The DDA had requested the Delhi Administration to acquire the land as far back as in the year 1986. But the land has not been acquired so far in spite of many reminders by DDA. In fact the land has not even been notified for acquisition as yet. Moreover the Delhi Administration has not communicated any reason for not acquiring the land.

    • The Committee , while agreeing with the policy of the Government and the DDA about the planned development of Delhi, feel in the circumstances of the present case that the Jag Jiwan Cooperative House Building Society should be allowed to construct multistoried flats on their land and then flats are allotted to their members. To achieve this objective the petitioners may also fulfill the necessary formalities such as conversion of the society into a group housing society etc”.
  12. On the basis of Recommendations above the society applied for the conversion into a group housing society but only on 27/01/2014 the Registrar of Coop. Societies, Govt. of NCT of Delhi Vide order No. F.46/1312/GH/Coop./East/2014/186 had changed the nomenclature from House Building & Group Housing Society with same Regd. No.1312. so now it is called JagJiwan Cooperative Group Housing Society Ltd.

  13. The society had issued various letters/reminders to the Hon’ble Lt Governor and Hon’ble Chief Minister for grant of NOC to the Society to use the land for residential purpose. Recently The Hon’ble High Court had given a decision in a Writ Petition 23654/2005 asking the authorities to give their replies on the following observations by the Court:-
    • In Society’s case there has been no land allotment but the land has been purchased by them

    • There have been cases where the land which is privately acquired and developed for housing has been released or alternative land made available when the public purpose is also housing

    • Whether the DDA would still be interested in acquisition of the land if the land of the society is put for purposes of housing which is a public purpose and the society meets all the necessary norms. This is also in the context of the current policy where a public private participation is envisaged and further acquisition are not taking place for the DDA other than specifying the landuse.

  14. Recently the Hon’ble Delhi High Court in WPC 2363/2015 on 02/07/2015 released society’s Vasant Kunj Land as per direction/orders on CA 3278/2012 from the Supreme Court of India. Now the society will submit fresh layout plans and building plans to the concerned authorities for the construction of Flats for the members of the society to fulfill there long awaited dreams.