Aditya Padhi

DQ Allotment: Odisha Govt Asks Agencies To Complete Probe Within 2-3 Months

BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government on Saturday asked the concerned departments to complete the probe into the irregularities in the discretionary quota (DQ) allotment within two-three months.

Chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi reviewed the implementation of the recommendations of Task Force Committee on plot/house allocation in BDA and CDA area.

Replying to a media quarry after the meeting, General Administration secretary GVV Sarma said that General Administration Department had issued the modalities for implementation of the recommendations of the task force committee on 6th May 2015.

Accordingly, respective departments and agencies like BDA, CDA, Odisha State Housing Board, vigilance and Finance have started implementing the recommendations as approved by the government.

 Available data shows that BDA has cancelled 11 allotments and issued 732 show cause notices against which 653 replies have been received.

Similarly, Vigilance department has taken up examination of fraudulent practice and criminal intentions in the transactions and have registered 24 cases out of which eight belong to Odisha State Housing Board, seven belong to Cuttack Development Authority area, and nine belong to Bhubaneswar Development Authority area.

CDA has also issued 1091 show cause notices against which 914 replies have been received.

So far, the enquiry committee has recommended 8 cases in CDA area for cancellation. OSHB has issued 90 show cause notices. The received replies are being examined as per the provisions of the various schemes and legal stipulations.

Apart from this, Finance Department is also preparing a database of the left out cases from 1.1.1995 onwards.

Chief secretary advised the investigating authorities to give a fair chance of hearing to the allottees as per the principles of natural justice.

 It was decided that all concerned agencies shall complete the tasks assigned to them within three months.