Dhingra panel to recommend steps for systemic improvement

  • HT Correspondent, None, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Aug 28, 2015 22:42 IST

The Justice SN Dhingra (retd) Commission, set up by the Haryana government to investigate the conditions under which licences for the development of colonies in Gurgaon were granted to some entities resulting in loss of revenue to the public exchequer, will also recommend measures for systemic improvement.

The Commission will also probe issues pertaining the grant of commercial licence to M/s Sky Light Hospitality, the company owned by Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, in Gurgaon’s Sector 83.

An official spokesman said that the commission would inquire into the conditions under which some entities were granted licences for the development of colonies in the villages of Sihi, Shikohpur, Kherki Daula and Sikandarpur Bada in Gurgaon district.

It would investigate if the entities were granted licences as per applicable laws, rules, circulars, notifications, guidelines etc prevalent in the state and town and country planning department.

The Commission would also inquire whether the transfer of licences within a short period of time to other entities was violative of the law, rules, circulars, notifications and guidelines, and if the department had contemplated the transactions that had taken place before or after the grant of licence, particularly related to the loss of revenue to the government.

The spokesman said the commission would recommend measures which might be taken to meet the ends of justice, in order to take corrective action to prevent loss of revenue to the public exchequer and also prevent private enrichment at the cost of the public exchequer.

The commission has been constituted to consider complaints given by different individuals, magazines, political parties and also the CAG reports on the subject. It would submit findings and recommendations to meet the ends of justice, particularly relating to allegations of criminal conspiracy, criminal misconduct and private enrichment, if any, and the role of public servants and private individuals.

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