Furnish details of flat allotments under CM quota to RTI applicant - HC
An application was filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act seeking to get the details of flats allotted under the chief minister’s quota between 1989 and 2010 in Maharashtra. The applicant claimed irregularities in the flat allotments stating that the second allotments were made either to the same person or his family members and the beneficiaries were mostly politicians and journalists. He also filed a petition with the Bombay High Court on the irregularities.
A division bench had already ordered the government in April, 2012 to furnish the list of persons to whom second allotments had been made under the quota and also the details as to if any inquiries were conducted before allotting the flats. The High Court has now asked the state to produce the said list within four days and has warned it that non-compliance with the order would attract actions for contempt of court.
Nearly 2% of flats of Maharashtra Housing & Area Development Authority (MHADA) and 5% of flats in private projects on land that was within the purview of the Urban Land Ceiling Act come under the CM's discretionary quota.