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Notice to staff staying illegally in quarters

india Updated: Jul 21, 2012 00:35 IST
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Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) administrator Praveen Kumar has found that around 30 of its employees are living illegally in the authority’s staff quarters in various sectors of the city.

The employees, belonging to various grades, have either been transferred, retired or dismissed. The employees have been directed to vacate the quarters at the earliest.

“They are expected to submit an assurance to the administrator by Monday, saying that they would willingly vacate the quarter by a certain date. Action will be taken against those who don’t adhere to this,” said Sarvesh Joon, personal assistant to the Huda administrator.

The list of defaulters includes superintending engineers (SEs) to peons, who have been staying in Huda quarters for many years, despite reminders to vacate the premises.

As per the Public Premises Eviction Act, 20% of the HRA can be deducted from the salary of an employee, if he is found occupying a government quarter even after two months of his transfer.

“The deduction will take place from date of occupation of the quarter,” said a senior Huda official, adding that the department had sent a notice in this regard last week.

On Friday, a team of officials inspected sectors 4, 14, 15, 17, 31, 40 and 46 where these staff quarters are located.

Ajay Kumar, a grade 3 employee was transferred from Gurgaon two years ago, but he is still occupying a quarter in Sector 17. Wazir Singh, a grade 4 employee was dismissed two years ago. He, too, occupies a quarter at Sector 15-II. Sunita Devi (Beldar) was transferred to Hisar in 2009, but is occupying a house in Sector 4.

“Many more names figure in our list. We have served eviction notices to all of them,” said Narender Singh Yadav, estate officer (EO), Huda.