Orissa lifts discretionary quota in land allotment
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Last Updated: Wednesday, December 07, 2011, 21:53
  
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.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, December 07, 2011, 21:53


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