Govt to probe allotment of MHADA flats to legislators

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 14:28

Mumbai: The Maharashtra Government will
conduct an enquiry to ascertain whether present and former
legislators were allotted MHADA flats in violation of the rule
that bars those already possessing houses in Mumbai from
applying for government accommodation.

"We will enquire if any minister or legislator has
been allotted flats in MHADA HIG scheme in suburban Mumbai
despite their possessing a house in the city," Minister of
State for Housing, Sachin Ahir said.

The government will issue show cause notices to those
found guilty, Ahir said.

The Minister`s statement comes a day after the
government called off a ceremony where the allottees were to
be handed over keys to the flats by Chief Minister Ashok
Chavan and his deputy Chhagan Bhujbal.

Media reports have alleged that several among the 200
odd sitting and former legislators and ministers, who were
allotted flats in a housing society in Versova by state housing body MHADA, already had houses in Mumbai.

The MHADA
rules prohibit those already possessing houses in the city
from applying for flats built by the state government
undertaking.

The reports said that the allotments could be
cancelled if the allotee legislators or their spouses had
houses in their names.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 14:28
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