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No Public Servant Should Live in Govt Accommodation for Long After Retirement: HC to Centre

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The Delhi High Court additionally instructed the Housing Ministry that it expects the federal government to vacate illegally occupied lodging and in addition get well from such individuals the dues for the interval of unlawful occupation.

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  • Last Updated: September 28, 2020, 7:21 PM IST

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The Delhi High Court on Monday directed the Centre to make sure no pubic servant continues to occupy for lengthy the residential lodging allotted to him/her after their retirement from service. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan additionally instructed the Housing Ministry that it expects the federal government to vacate illegally occupied lodging and in addition get well from such individuals the dues for the interval of unlawful occupation.

The excessive courtroom famous the submission of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs that until date it has vacated all 565 authorities lodging which have been illegally occupied by retired public servants and has recovered over Rs three crore from the unlawful occupants. It additionally instructed the bench that over Rs 9 crore was but to be recovered from the opposite unlawful occupants and steps, like issuing present trigger notices, have been initiated.

In view of the steps being taken by the federal government, the bench stated it was not going to proceed monitoring the 2 pleas and disposed them of. The excessive courtroom disposed of two PILs which have been moved in opposition to the continued occupation of presidency housing by public servants even after their retirement. One of the petitions, by Chennai Financial Markets and Accountability, had additionally sought that authorities lodging be not allotted to public servants who’ve their very own private residence on the place of obligation.


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