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Flouting norms, ex-serviceman gets plots

An RTI reply has revealed that an ex-serviceman got two plots under a government scheme and further sold these a few months later, flouting rules.

gurgaon Updated: Jun 10, 2013 12:25 IST
HT Correspondent

An RTI reply has revealed that an ex-serviceman got two plots under a government scheme and further sold these a few months later, flouting rules.

The scheme neither allows allotment of two plots nor sale of plots.

"I am helpless and have just taken charge of EO (estate office) 2. I have not seen the RTI copies nor has any one complained to me. But I do not deny the fact that such wrong practices happen," said Narender Singh Yadav, estate officer, Huda.

A copy of the RTI is with Hindustan Times. It also discloses admittance of this practice by Huda estate officer.

Rajiv Lamba, deputy superintendent in estate office, admitted that the two plots in sector 45 and 47 were sold by the beneficiary in contravention of the benefit scheme.

"Since the plots have been sold twice since then, there is no point of action… and it is very difficult to cancel the allotment as it is under a scheme approved by the central and state governments," stated the RTI.

In an exclusive story, HT on Thursday reported that several ex-servicemen belonging to the Army, Navy and Air Force - even those who have held ranks of lieutenant-general, brigadier and colonel - allegedly forged affidavits to acquire as many as 12 residential plots each under the government's servicemen quota in Haryana. These plots of 250 square yards and more have an average market price of R2 crore.