Monday, January 18, 2010

641 babus squat on prime property

It is not only politicians who cling to official accommodation they are no longer entitled to. There are 641 central government officials in the Capital who are doing just the same, the directorate of estates has admitted in reply to an RTI application filed by Hindustan Times. The reply, dispatched on January 8 this year, shows that most of the houses bureaucrats are occupying illegally lie in prime areas of the city: Pandara Road, Shahjahan Road, Chanakyapuri, Lodi Gardens, Moti Bagh and R.K. Puram.
The figure is the same as that quoted by Saugata Roy, Minister of State for Urban Development, while replying to a question in the last session of Parliament.

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