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Karnataka: Panel to scrutinise discretionary quota house site allotments

PTI Bangalore | Updated on August 25, 2012

Karnataka High Court on Saturday directed the state government to set up within two weeks a three-member committee including high court judges to examine allotment of 316 residential sites under the discretionary quota by the Bangalore Development Authority between 2006 and 2009.

Passing the order on two PILs challenging the allotments of the “G” category sites, a division bench headed by Justice K L Manjunath directed it to submit its report within four months.

The committee should comprise two high court judges and a retired Chief Secretary, the court held disposing of the PILs filed by a city-based advocate S Vasudeva.

The “G” category sites are alloted by BDA to eminent personalities in public life under discretionary quota.

The petitioner had challenged the BDA’s allotment of 250 sites between February 2, 2006 and October 8, 2007 when H D Kumaraswamy was the Chief Minister and 66 sites in 2009 when B S Yeddyurappa was the Chief Minister. In all, the allotment of 316 sites under “G” category was challenged.

The petitioner had contended that the allotments were illegal and against the rules. He said these sites were allotted without receiving any applications from the allottees, while thousands of people waiting for the sites were neglected.

Published on August 25, 2012

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