Illegal occupants of quarters

    14-May-2022
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Imphal, May 13 (DIPR)
 The State Government has initiated strong action against illegal occupants of Government quarters including identification of such illegal occupants in all districts and taking up disciplinary actions against all concerned, in order to streamline proper allotment of Government quarters both at district headquarters and Imphal.
The initiative has been taken up by the State Government considering instances of illegal occupation or subletting of Government quarters including Government guest houses, Government buildings etc by Government employees to whom the quarters are allocated.
Such unauthorised and illegal occupation has adversely affected and deprived those genuine Government employees of Government quarters/accommodation.
Considering the serious nature of unauthorised occupation of Government accommodations/quarters and to ensure proper maintenance and rational allotment of Government quarters, the State Government has constituted verification teams at the State level as well as at the district level for verification of Government accommodation/quarters.
Verification team at the State capital consists of Executive Engineer, BD-II, PWD as team leader, one representative each from Deputy Commissioner, Imphal West and Superintendent of Police, Imphal West as members whereas verification team at district headquarters consists of Deputy Commissioner of the district concerned as chairman, Superintendent of Police of the district concerned and Sub-Divisional Officer concerned as members and Executive Engineer, PWD of the district concerned as member secretary.
Further, the State Government has warned that if Government employees or some other private parties/persons are found either occupying Government quarters illegally or sub-letting to someone else,  strict disciplinary actions like suspension of the Government employees concerned as deemed fit under appropriate sections of the CCS (CCA) Rules will be initiated.
If the unauthorised occupants are found to be private parties/individuals, then they will be booked under appropriate law and even FIRs will be lodged against them and prompt punitive action will be taken up against them.
On the basis of the findings of the verification teams and on the request of the Works Department, many Govt Departments have started suspending erring staff/ employees in order to initiate disciplinary proceedings.
On verification of Government quarters at Langol Housing Complex at Sectors A, B and C, 28 unauthorised illegal occupations have been identified so far. Out of the 28, the State Government have placed three Government employees including SD Erengnei Chiru, Ward Attendant, PHC Moreh, P Thanga Guite, Grade-IV, JNIMS, Porompat and T Subol Singh, Physical Education Teacher of Youth Affairs and Sports Department under suspension for subletting the Government quarters allotted to them.
Necessary actions are being initiated against the remaining 25 employees and unauthorised illegal occupants.
It may be mentioned that the Commissioner (Works) had also earlier issued a letter to all Administrative Secretaries concerned and Heads of Departments concerned asking them to take up immediate disciplinary proceedings such as suspension etc, against the Government employees (allotees) who sublet Government quarters to unauthorised persons as deemed fit under the relevant provisions CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965 and Allotment of Government Residences (General Pool in Imphal) Rules, 1989 or any other appropriate rules/standing instructions of the State Government.
Further, at the district headquarters, DCs have been instructed to ensure the district verification teams immediately check the Government quarters allotment lists which is to be followed immediately by field inspection of where the maximum Government quarters are located and checking allotment orders directly.
Based on their findings, the district verification teams shall carry out eviction drives against all kinds of illegal or unauthorised occupants and appropriate disciplinary action should be initiated.
Administrative Secretaries of certain departments having Departmental accommodation/residential buildings at Imphal and other locations shall also have the quarters inspected and verified within one week and necessary action must be taken up against all unauthorised occupants.
Meanwhile, Commissioner (Works) T Ranjit Singh has warned all Government employees including those serving in public undertakings and the private parties/individuals to stop occupying Government quarters without proper authorisation.
Any Government employee found indulging in such unauthorised occupation of Government quarters will be debarred from allotment of Government quarters in their remaining service period, Ranjit added.