Lutyens’ bungalows only for ministers, UPA’s allotments put on hold

The allotment for MPs is done through the Lok Sabha Secretariat which has a pool of flats and houses.

Written by Vijaita Singh | New Delhi | Updated: June 12, 2014 8:17 am
The allotment for MPs is done through the Lok Sabha Secretariat which has a pool of flats and houses. Source: Reuters The allotment for MPs is done through the Lok Sabha Secretariat which has a pool of flats and houses. (Source: Reuters)

The Urban Development Ministry has put on hold the UPA government’s last order for allotment of bungalows and extended occupation to Congress leaders and loyalists in Lutyens’ Delhi.

The beneficiaries of the last order by the Cabinet Committee on Accommodation (CCA) in the previous government included Assam CM Tarun Gogoi, former UIDAI chief Nandan Nilekani, Rajya Sabha member K T S Tulsi, former PM Manmohan Singh’s adviser T K A Nair and the late Arjun Singh’s wife Saroj Kumari among others.

The ministry has also decided that bungalows in Lutyens’ zone will only be allotted to the Union Council of Ministers and heads of constitutional bodies, not to MPs. The previous government had allotted bungalows reserved for ministers and heads of constitutional bodies to many MPs, from the discretionary quota of the Minister or through the CCA.

The allotment for MPs is done through the Lok Sabha Secretariat which has a pool of flats and houses.

The ministry has served eviction notices to all current occupants who have been asked to vacate the bungalows by June 18. The Lok Sabha Secretariat has also sent notices to about 265 former MPs in this connection.

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    bharat
    Jun 12, 2014 at 6:40 am
    What about Madam Sonia hi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's tax payer funded govt bungalow - time he and his wife were asked to leave and live as private citizens in rented or own house.
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    mukesh patel
    Jun 12, 2014 at 12:11 pm
    Gogoi sahab being a cm keeps visiting delhi to do business with the central govt.. he being the consutionally elected cm needs to be given a proper address.. considering the security threats they cant stay at hotels.. when modi was cm even he had official accommodation in delhi
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    we
    Jun 12, 2014 at 9:55 am
    80,000 rupees monthly, plus security, travel and perks is more than enough money. Why should we pay American ries to MPs, when no other Indian receives an American ry?
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    Nesfield Sangma
    Jun 12, 2014 at 3:17 am
    This is a good move.Perks such as Bungalows should commensurate with status. For so many years we have seen EX MPs, Bureaucrats chamchas of governments officials or VIPs clinging on to accomodation given to them long after their tenure is over on one pretext or other and governments have not been too serious in dislodging them. A prime example is that of an Ex Speaker who hails from the North East who has been clinging on to the palatial accomodation while as a tenure as Speaker even when he had come back to state politics.There are many such examples..
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    ashok
    Jun 12, 2014 at 5:56 am
    That is as it should be. Tarun Gagoi is a three term CM of am. Why should he occupy a bungalow in Delhi ? So does CM Omar Abdullah.
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    MALADI
    Jun 12, 2014 at 11:07 am
    when each state has one house in their name in delhi like rajasthan house, haryana house, gujarat house etc...why CMs given separate bunglow..? so that their village people will enjoy at bunglow?...except won MPs and rajysabha MP, no other MPs or CM should get bunglow there?...i dont understand why lalu will have bunglow there? why sarad pawar will have bunglow?
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    murty
    Jun 14, 2014 at 3:39 am
    all cronies of Sonia get plum houses though not allowed .They have ruined all rules expecting they will rule for ever with support of cronies like Mulla,Lallu,Maya etc.But people have rejected all these corrupt team.Good luck for india the Loksabha results
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    rationalist
    Jun 12, 2014 at 5:30 am
    Why should any MP, minster or other people be given free accommodations? This doesn't happen in most advanced countries. For example, in the US, no Congressmen, Senators or Cabinet secretaries are given any free accommodations. They all have to find their own place to live and pay for it themselves. Only the President of the US is given accommodations.
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