Bhubaneswar: Criticised from different quarters over "gross misuse" of discretionary quota, the Odisha government on Wednesday directed all development authorities and the State Housing Board to stop allotment of land, plots and houses based on quota.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik issued this direction
which would be effective immediately, an official at the chief
minister`s office (CMO) said.
In case of land allotment in the state capital by the
general administration (GA) department, the chief minister
maintained that there would be no discretionary quota here
also, the official added.
The GA department allots land in the state capital
based on the recommendation of a committee headed by the
director of estate since 1998.
"To further streamline the allotment process in the
state capital, the chief minister has directed that a
committee headed by the chief secretary and consisting of
secretaries of finance, law, revenue, housing and urban
development and special secretary of GA department, will take
final decision in this regard," the official said.
In case of land allotment by the Industrial
Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO) in the state
capital, the government has decided to constitute a separate
committee to take the final decision.