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Delhi HC Seeks Centre’s Stand on PIL In opposition to Unlawful Occupation of Govt Lodging by Retired Public Servants

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File picture of Delhi Excessive Court docket. The PIL says that many officers have their very own private residence in the identical metropolis, but they proceed to retain the concessional authorities housing even after retirement. PTI Final Up […]

File photo of Delhi High Court.

File picture of Delhi Excessive Court docket.

The PIL says that many officers have their very own private residence in the identical metropolis, but they proceed to retain the concessional authorities housing even after retirement.

  • PTI
  • Final Up to date: July 29, 2020, 12:08 PM IST

The Delhi Excessive Court docket has sought the Centre’s response on a PIL filed by a society in opposition to unlawful occupation of presidency lodging by retired public servants, significantly the previous chairman of the Ahead Market Fee.

A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan issued discover to the Ministry of Housing, represented by the central authorities’s standing counsel Ajay Digpaul, and the previous chairman of the Ahead Market Fee in search of their stand on the plea by July 31.

The order got here after the petitioner society — Chennai Monetary Markets and Accountability — filed an affidavit indicating its bonafide and stating that it has no private grudge in opposition to the retired public servant as was directed by the court docket on the final date of listening to on July 8.

The bench had additionally directed the society to deposit Rs 35,000 in court docket inside two weeks in order that if its plea was unsuccessful, the quantity will be given to the retired public servant who has been particularly named within the petition. The society, thereafter, deposited the quantity.

The society has sought motion in opposition to the unlawful retention of presidency lodging by retired officers past the permissible restrict of six months.

It has contended that many such officers even have their very own private residence in the identical metropolis, but they proceed to retain the concessional authorities housing even after retirement.

The petition has additionally contended that alleged lack of motion in opposition to these retired officers was inflicting big loss to the general public exchequer and has sought evaluate of all concessional retention of lodging allowed by the federal government.

It has sought eviction of all retired public servants who’re retaining authorities lodging regardless of having personal homes in the identical metropolis and those that have stayed past the permissible restrict of six months.


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