Punjab Information Commissioner files RTI application to stake claim for plot
The Punjab Information Commissioner Mr. Kulbir Singh has used the RTI to get the information that though he was eligible for a 611-square-yard plot in Ludhiana, it was wrongly allotted to someone else the by Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA). Mr. Singh could prove that the allottee had already been allotted a plot by Ludhiana Development Authority and was not eligible for a second allotment.
Following an inquiry, the Punjab Urban Development Authority (PUDA) held that the allottee was not eligible for allotment as per government rules. Subsequently, GLADA cancelled the allotment made to Gupta. “Since the allotment procedure was wrong in the first place, GLADA must accept my eligibility and allot me the plot,” Mr. Singh said.