Relief for Aspirants of Channapatna Sites

Published: 23rd February 2015 06:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd February 2015 06:04 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU:The site aspirants of two layouts in Channapatna of Ramanagaram district seem to have got some relief after two decades of misery caused by the alleged negligence and mismanagement of the City Municipal Council.

Lokayukta Justice Y Bhaskar Rao has recommended the Directorate of Municipal Administration to appoint an officer not below the rank of Deputy Commissioner to resolve the issue. It also recommended criminal proceedings against the chief officers/commissioners, who served between 2001 and 2013.

The accused are Hulluraiah, Jayanna, H M Shivannagowda, Sadashivappa, Shivanna, Siddaraju, G Chandrappa, all retired officials, and Hubli-Dharwad Urban Development Authority Commissioner Tippesh.

Owing to the negligence of the officials, site allotment records were eaten by white ants and gutted.

“File criminal complaints against them for tampering with the allotment register by making corrections, striking out the old names and including new names of allottees in the register. Besides negligence in not protecting the documents,” Rao stated.

According to the report, much inconvenience has been caused to public by non-issuance of extracts of tax pay register (Form No. 3), title deeds were given to people other than beneficiaries and 551 khatas were issued when there were only 474 in Mangalwarpet.

No efforts were made to allot 185 sites at Honniganahalli Layout.  Only 108 houses are constructed in Mangalawar Pet and 20 houses in Honniganahalli.

No sale deed was registered at Honniganahalli Layout. Besides, the layout plan was not approved by the Urban Development Authority.

A plot measuring 22 acres 22 guntas was acquired in Mangalwarpet of Channapatna. A total of 232 sites were allotted by a lottery system on March 25, 1992. As per the allotment book, 487 sites  were allotted but, 555 khathas were issued.

Thirty-one acres and 13 guntas was acquired at Honniganahalli on September 11, 1989, to form sites under the Integrated Development of Small and Medium Towns Scheme. However, 200 sites were allotted to the beneficiaries of Ashraya Yojna when Sadat Ali Khan was the MLA.

The Lokayukta directed the DMA to submit the action taken report within three months. The officer to be appointed by the DMA should invite the documents of allottees in support of their possession, sale deeds and payment receipts by giving publicity in media.

The unallotted sites should be allotted to eligible persons, Rao said.

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