Ensure that no public official keeps government accommodation: HC

New Delhi, September 28: The Delhi High Court on Monday ordered the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs to ensure that no civil servant continues to reside in government accommodation for a long time, especially after retirement.

“They (officials) will not be allowed to keep housing for long … if officials retire, they should not be allowed to keep allocated housing beyond the prescribed period,” a division bench said. the high court chaired by the chief justice. DN Patel and Judge Prateek Jalan.

The instructions were passed as the High Court ruled on two petitions against the continued occupation of public housing by civil servants, even after their retirement.

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During the hearing, the ministry told the court that to date it has evacuated the 565 government homes that were illegally occupied by retired officials and recovered more than three crore rupees from the illegal occupants. .

He also told the bench that more than nine crore rupees had not yet been recovered from the other illegal occupants and that measures, such as issuing show cause notices, had been initiated.

Disclaimer: This story is automatically generated from the IANS service.

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