Last chance for Maharashtra government to name double allottees under CM's housing quota

Tuesday, 7 January 2014 - 9:26am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA

The Bombay high court on Monday gave the state government the last chance to submit by January 22 the final list of those who’ve been allotted more than one house under the chief minister’s discretionary quota.

A division bench of justice Abhay Oka and justice MS Sonak said this was the ‘final chance’ to file the list and an ‘action taken report’, and added that no further extension would be given.

The matter pertains to allotment of houses in government entities like Mhada. A certain quota of such houses is earmarked for various categories.

The court gave the direction while hearing a public interest litigation filed by former journalist Ketan Tirodkar challenging “double allotment” of flats.

On December 5, the state had filed a list of allottees in nine city areas across the state —Greater Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Nagpur, Nashik, Ulhasnagar, Sangli, Solapur and Kolhapur. However, the court was not satisfied with this as it ran a check for double allottees in the list only for that particular city. What the court has now sought is a list of double allottees across cities.

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