Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Upload info on plots given under reserved list, HUDA told

The Tribune: Chandigarh: Wednesday, June 07, 2017.
The State Information Commission has given the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) eight weeks to upload on its website  information pertaining to persons who have been allotted plots under the reserved category since its inception.
Chief Information Commissioner Yash Pal Singhal issued the orders on an appeal filed by Gurugram-based RTI activist Harinder Dhingra, who claimed he had failed to get a positive response from the State Public Information Officer and HUDA’s First Appellate Authority to his application moved  in November.
There are several categories in HUDA’s reservation  list government employees, members of the armed forces, ex-servicemen, war widows, disabled soldiers, freedom fighters, advocates, Scheduled Castes, Backward Classes, oustees, etc. Though under the rules they can be allotted a plot only once, names of 3,000 persons allegedly having been allotted plots up to eight times have appeared in a petition that is pending before the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
Dhingra had sought that the list of all such allottees be uploaded on HUDA’s website.