This is a story of two officers belonging to premier civil services of the country. One is serving IAS officer while other is retired IAS officer. Bone of contention between them is the Govt's accommodation at posh Motibagh area of New Delhi.
Halim Khan, who retired as secretary of Govt. of India was
allotted this posh bungalow which he has not vacated even after about
one and half years of his retirement. According to the official
sources ministry of Urban Development has imposed a hefty amount of
penal rent and has reportedly sent police for getting the house
vacated but didn't succeed.
When this citizen journalist tried to contact the officer over his
mobile he neither took the call nor replied to the SMS. It is learnt
that the officer has been0 appointed in some tribunal in Assam and on
that ground he is retaining the house.
Meanwhile Haryana cadre IAS Officer, presently on deputation in
Govt. of India, who was allotted this bungalow about six months back
is waiting for the day when he can shift in the house.
Notably a large number of politicians, officers and journalists
are occupying Govt. houses in national capital for years causing
great inconvenience to those whom houses had been allotted. At least
5,000 central government employees who are entitled for Govt.
accommodation are waiting for their turn.
Everybody wants to retain government's accommodation in Delhi and
uses all weapons available in their armour for this purpose.