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DM, KDA boss crack the whip

ACTING TOUGH, the district magistrate and acting vice-chairman Deepak Kumar have directed officials of the Kanpur Development Authority (KDA) to ensure that no illegal construction was being carried out in the city. The DM was holding a meeting of KDA officials.

india Updated: Jan 14, 2006 00:24 IST

ACTING TOUGH, the district magistrate and acting vice-chairman Deepak Kumar have directed officials of the Kanpur Development Authority (KDA) to ensure that no illegal construction was being carried out in the city. The DM was holding a meeting of KDA officials.

Taking cognisance of complaints pouring in of illegal construction taking place at several places in the city, the DM even made the engineer concerned responsible and passed a directive that stringent action would be taken against any one found conniving or any illegal construction carried out in the area.

In yet another decision, after a lull of about a month, following the unceremonious exit of Anil Kumar as Vice-Chairman and owing to Id-ul-Azha, the KDA has again decided to launch its demolition drive from January 16. After January 16, the KDA drive would continue on January 18, 20 and 22. The officials were expecting to ensure freeing of property worth at least Rs 10 crore during the drive.

Meanwhile, continuing his tough posture, the DM cancelled the order of KDA secretary Bhupinder Singh who gave plum postings to about two-dozen clerks.

The said clerks were shunted from plum postings to not-so-important positions by then Vice-Chairman Anil Kumar following complaints against them.

However, no sooner was Anil Kumar shifted to Allahabad as member of Revenue Judicial Board from the KDA, the clerks convinced the secretary and got back their earlier postings.

The matter came up before the DM and acting V-C Deepak Kumar who immediately cancelled the orders and directed the secretary KDA in writing to maintain status quo as far as internal postings were concerned.

The said orders, according to KDA sources, were passed a couple of days back by the DM, after he came to know about the changes made by the KDA senior officials.