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Tag: Discretionary Quota

Discretionary Quota: GA Dept Seeks Action Taken Report In 7 days

Bhubaneswar: The General Administration (GA) Department today served notices to Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA), Cuttack Development Authority (CDA) and Odisha State Housing Board (OSHB) seeking the Action taken report on the progress and implementation of the Taradatt Task Force recommendations on multiple allotment of plot/flat/house at Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. In a letter to the concerned […]

DQ scam: Only 4 allotted houses cancelled in 4 years

Bhubaneswar: Four years after the State Cabinet decided to cancel plots and flats given away under the discretionary quota (DQ) in view of large scale irregularities, the Odisha government has been able to cancel only four such allotted houses. The data was furnished by the Urban Development minister, Niranjan Pujari in a presser today. According […]

Govt inaction in bringing back DQ plots raises eyebrows

Bhubaneswar: Even though two years and ten months have elapsed since the State Cabinet decided to take back plots or flats allocated under discretionary quota (DQ), the decision is yet to be executed by government functionaries. The State government has not been able to get back a single plot or flat allocated under the DQ. […]

Congress demands resignation of Odisha Law Minister over DQ land fraud

Cuttack: Effigy of Law Minister Pratap Jena was burnt by District Youth Congress and Student Congress at Link Road in Cuttack today demanding his resignation alleging illegally availing a plot in name of his wife under discretionary quota (DQ). Congress also raised various other issues, including the admission of his son in Ravenshaw and the […]

Plots under DQ used for 'other purposes': Special Audit Report

Bhubaneswar:  After revelations about plots being issued to minors, now the Special Audit report has found irregularities in the way land allotted under the discretionary quota (DQ) has been used by beneficiaries. The Special Audit report claims that several influential people who were successful in getting plots by submitting false affidavits are using the assets […]

Congress youth, student wings hit roads 

Bhubaneswar: The student and youth wings of the Congress today took to the streets here demanding action in many issues, including the ITER fake placement row. Around a hundred activists of the youth Congress staged a demonstration at Master Canteen square here protesting discrepancies in the poll affidavit of Law Minister Pratap Jena during the […]

DQ row: BDA asks six IAS officers to depose

Bhubaneswar: Tightening the noose on the beneficiaries in the arbitrary allotment of plots and flats under discretionary quota of the state government, the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA),  on Monday, has asked six senior IAS officers to depose before it. The officers are Forest and Environment Secretary Suresh Mohapatra, Principal secretary of Water Resources department Pradeep […]

Discretionary quota scam: CDA for cancellation of 11 more allotments

Cuttack:  The Cuttack Development Authority (CDA) which is probing the irregularities under the discretionary quota has recommended the Urban Development department to cancel 11 more allotments made under the scheme. Earlier, the CDA, which has constituted a 3-member team including a task force officer, CDA secretary, and an estate officer, had recommended cancellation of 5 […]

DQ: CDA recommends cancellation of five plots

The Cuttack Development Authority (CDA) today recommended to the Housing and Urban Development department cancellation of the allotment of five plots

High level meet to review DQ status begins

Bhubaneswar: A high level meeting to take stock of the progress in implementing the Task Force headed by senior bureaucrat Taradutt on the discretionary quota allotment of houses and flats in the Twin City began at the State Secretariat here on Saturday afternoon. The meeting is being attended by senior officials of the Finance and […]

Cancellation of DQ allotment an uphill task for govt

The State government is likely to face an uphill task while cancellation of plot/flat allocations under the discretionary quota (DQ)

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Discretionary quota row: Tourism minister served notice

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) has served a show-cause notice to Tourism and Culture minister Ashok Panda for availing multiple plots/houses under the discretionary quota (DQ) allotment of the government. Housing and Urban Development minister Pushpendra Singhdeo revealed this information while replying to a written question posed by Prafulla Majhi in the Assembly recently. […]

Allotment scam: CDA serves notices to 38

Cuttack: As a part of the probe into the irregularities in the allotment of plots/houses under the Discretionary Quota, the Cuttack Development Authority (CDA) today issued show-cause notices to another 38 beneficiaries. Earlier yesterday, CDA issued notices to 90 such beneficiaries in two phases. Till now the authority has sent show-cause notices to a total […]

Allotment scam: Action against errant beneficiaries picking up steam

Bhubaneswar: Action against errant beneficiaries under the discretionary allotment of plots and houses in the State is picking up steam. After the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (CDA) slapped show-cause notices to fifty such errant beneficiaries, the Cuttack Development Authority (CDA) is also planning to send out notices seeking clarifications in allotments where irregularities have been observed. […]

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, […]

Discretionary quota: All allotments cancelled, Vig to probe multiple mess

The Cabinet decided on Thursday to cancel allotment of the plot(s) or flat(s) which have been done over and above one allotment made under discretionary quota since January 1, 1995