JAIPUR: A local audit report has indicted Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) of favouring a few developers and incurring a loss of nearly Rs 12 crore during land conversion, transfer and regularization. The audit report charged the civic authority with wrongdoings which included charging the builders on regularization price neglecting the rules of imposing rates on reserve price.
A private land at Gajsingh Pura was converted from institutional land use to housing permit and a lease was granted at 20% of the regularization price of Rs 60 per sq yard. However, the orders issued by the state government in 2004 clearly state that the any conversion for housing societies has to be processed at the reserved price. Ignoring of rules and favouring the developer made JDA incur a loss of Rs 3.5 crore in the deal. Based on the regularization rates the developer paid Rs 7.92 lakh. But if calculated on the reserved prices which were Rs 3300 per sq/ metre, the amount would have reached to Rs 3.64 crore.
Similalry JDA gave land at other places like Shrikrishnapura village in Sanganer thesil, Shreechak Gatoch village and to companies at Ramnagriya and Jagatpura at throw away prices leading to an overall loss of Rs 12 crore.
Meanwhile, the CAG report tabled in the legislative assembly, too, put the state government on the back foot. The Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Investment Corporation Limited ( RIICO) incurred losses of Rs 2.78 crore due to allotment of land in violation of rules. The corporation overruled the norms and allotted land to Finproject India Private Limited at Sitapura Industrial Area phase -III.
The report also claimed that Rajasthan Small Scale Industries Corporation Limited incurred a loss of Rs. 1.19 crore due to non-adherence to the guidelines of the coal distribution policy. It also failed in formulating a proper mechanism to safeguard its financial interests.
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