Irregular land compensation: CAG

BANGALORE: The C&AG pointed out  irregularities in the payment of compensation for the land acquired for industrial purposes by the Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board during the

Published: 31st March 2012 02:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 09:51 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: The C&AG pointed out  irregularities in the payment of compensation for the land acquired for industrial purposes by the Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board during the year 2006-11. The titled performance audit of acquisition and allotment of land by KIADB was tabled in the Assembly here on Friday. “All payments of compensation made by the SLAOs for government land acquired during 2006-11 need to be examined to assess the impact of irregularities committed,” the report stated.

The report added that the irregularities reflected consistent subversion of acts and rules by the SLAOs concerned in the absence of checks and balances.

Despite objections raised by the board, the government denotified 563.13 acres of land between November 2005 and April 2011.

“This illustrative is an example of flouting laws and subversion of public interest besides subjugating it to private interest,” the report stated.  In a separate report on revenue receipts, the C&AG stated on the account of non-issue of fresh retail vending licences for liquor since December 1992, the government’s revenue of Rs 48.43 crore was foregone.

“The population in the state increased from 4.48 crore in 1991 to 5.27 crore in 2001 but  despite  demand for licences, no fresh ones were issued,”  noted report.

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