GURGAON: A Delhi resident has filed a complaint with the Lokayukta, Haryana, against a serving IAS officer, who during his tenure as the Director of Land Consolidation (DLC), had illegally transferred panchyat land worth several crores of rupees to private builders and individuals in Gurgaon.
TOI accessed the complaint that had been submitted to the Lokayukta office in Chandigarh recently. The complainant, K K Garg, has made a serious allegation on the manner the DLC , S C Goel, transferred the land of Gurgaon villages to different builders and private individuals between 2006-09.
At present, Goel is posted as Director, Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes in Chandigarh.
Speaking to TOI, Goel said: “I am not aware of any complaint with Lokayuta against me on any matter. I have not got any communication in this regard from anywhere. I am getting to know about this from you (reporter).” The allegation assumes greater significance since the pieces of land benefited the builders in planning housing projects. The deputy commissioner, P C Meena, claimed ignorance about the Lokayutkta complaint. The complainant has alleged that the officer violated the procedures of the Consolidation Act, and ordered the transfer of land.
The complaint has alleged that there is no statutory provision that allows Director Consolidation to deal with the issue of exchange of land of any Gram Panchayat. In the detailed annexure, complainant had cited several legal loop%holes to prove the alleged illegality of the land transfer by Goel.
The complainant has submitted the copies of the orders passed by Goel in which panchayat land had been transferred to Nova Realtors (21 February 2009), B& B Mercon (10 November 2008), Rao Krishan Estate (3 February 2009) and Oscar Buildtech (10 November 2008). According to the complainant, in Gwal Pahari on five occasions the illegal orders were passed in which village panchyat land was transferred to builders %and private individuals. %The complainant has alleged that two individuals, Omita Sharma and Raghubir Singhhad, got the Jvillage panchyat land on two occasions in Gwal Pahari village.
The complainant has submitted exhaustive documents and details of the orders of Goel for transfer of village panchyat land in different areas. It has been alleged that the land was transferred by passing illegal orders, without any jurisdiction while exercising the power of Goel. The complainant further alleged that the illegal orders were passed to favour builders. After taking undue benefits, Goel ordered transfer or exchange of panchayat land, the complainant alleged.
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