RTI reply – 867 persons allotted land under discretionary quota
Responding to a question raised during zero hour in the Legislative Assembly, the Chief Minister of Karnataka Mr. Jagadish Shettar has informed that the Karnataka government has stopped allotting prime residential plots in the city from May 19 under its discretionary quota - G category.
As per the guidelines for the issue of ‘G’ category sites, persons in public life with prominent contribution to society are eligible for preferential allotment of sites. It has been informed in reply to an application filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act that 867 persons have been allotted G category sites in prime residential localities in the past ten years. It has been claimed that out of these, sites were allotted to 48 persons despite a High Court order of December 15, 2010, that the Government has no authority to allot G category sites. It amounts to contempt of court for which proceedings may follow.