DQ row: Modalities on task force report okayed

Bhubaneswar: Modalities for implementation of recommendations of the task force constituted to look into allotment of plots and flats under discretionary quota have got approval from the State government today.

After the task force’s recommendations come into force, total allotments of 6,001 flats and plots by BDA, CDA, Housing Board and GA since January 1, 1995, would be cancelled.

The State Vigilance would probe into more than one allotments under discretionary quota.

On April 20, Estate director Ramnarayan Das had said, “Though the State Cabinet had approved the task force report, modalities as sought by the law department for implementation of the recommendations were sent to the government for approval. We are expecting within 7-8 days the approval will be given.”

BJP and Congress had slammed the government over the letter written by the Housing and Urban Development department to BDA, CDA and Odisha State Housing Board asking them not to hand over the files related to allotment of plots and flats to Vigilance department. Leaders from both the Opposition parties also questioned the effectiveness of the report of the task force constituted to look into allotment of plots and flats under discretionary quota.

The Cabinet had approved the task force report on December 18, 2014.