Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack/Bhubaneswar, Jun 23:
Acting on the directive of the Odisha government, Cuttack Development Authority (CDA) today sent 167 files to the State Vigilance department to look into irregularities in the allotment of plots and houses under discretionary quota (DQ).
“Apart from this, the CDA has also issued show cause notices to 30 allottees who have availed more than one plot and house under DQ and asked the furnish a reply within 30 days as to why their allotments should not be cancelled,” CDA vice chairman Pratap Das informed the media.
“We are going by the report and recommendation of the task force. We have issued 30 show cause notices to the allottees who have availed multiple allotments in their name and those who have availed more than one house and plot in the name of husband and wife,” Das said.
In the meanwhile, the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) has decided to complete the first phase of issuing notices to the allottees by June 30.
Talking to the media yesterday, BDA vice-chairman Krishan Kumar said in the first phase, notice has been served on 300 allottees who have transferred their land after availing the plot and houses under DQ.
“We have asked these allottees to furnish their reply by June 30,” he said.
Kumar also informed that BDA, as per the report of the Task Force, would serve show cause notices to 934 allottees who have sold their DQ plots and houses to third parties and ask them to reply in writing within 30 days citing the reasons for availing these plots and houses.
“If necessary, BDA will take up the cases by calling up the allottees individually and take down their statement,, he added.
Stating that the BDA has handed over all files relating to DQ allotment to the State Vigilance, Kumar said the anti-corruption wing will investigate and take necessary action in accordance with law.