Imphal: The Manipur government has started initiating 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.
Officials said this is done in order to streamline proper allotment of government quarters both at the district headquarters and in Imphal.
As per an official statement, the initiatives have been taken up considering instances of government quarters, including guest houses, government buildings, etc, that are either illegally occupied or sub-let to unauthorised/illegal occupants by government employees to whom the quarters are allocated, both at the district level as well as within the vicinity of Imphal City. Such unauthorised and illegal occupations have adversely affected and deprived genuine government employees from getting government quarters/accommodation, it said.
The government has constituted verification teams at the state level as well as at the district headquarters level for verification/checking of government accommodation/quarters.
The state government has also constituted verification teams in the state capital consisting of executive engineer, BD-II, PWD as team leader, one representative from Deputy Commissioner, Imphal West, and Superintendent of Police, Imphal West, each as members.
The verification team at district headquarters consist of the Deputy Commissioner 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 of strict disciplinary action like suspension of the employee if found either occupying government quarters unauthorised or subletting to someone else, as deemed fit under the 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 the appropriate law in force and even FIRs will be lodged against them and prompt punitive action will be taken, the statement said.
On the basis of the findings of the verification teams and on the request of the Works Department, many departments have started suspending erring staff/employees under them to initiate disciplinary proceedings, it said.
It also mentioned that on verification of government quarters at Langol Housing Complex at Sectors A, B and C, 28 unauthorised illegal occupations of quarters have been identified. Out of the 28, the government has 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 un-authorised illegal occupants, it added.
It may be mentioned that Commissioner (Works) Government of Manipur had also earlier issued a letter to all Administrative Secretaries and Heads of Department, asking to take immediate disciplinary proceedings such as suspension, etc., against erring government employees.
Administrative Secretaries of certain departments having departmental accommodation/ residential buildings in Imphal and other locations will also have the quarters inspected and verified within one week, and action taken against any unauthorised occupants, said the official statement.
Meanwhile, Commissioner (Works), Government of Manipur, T Ranjit Singh has warned all government employees, including those serving in public undertakings, and the private parties/individuals to stop occupying any government quarters unauthorisedly.
Any government employees found indulging in such unauthorised occupation of government quarters will be debarred from allotting government quarters in their remaining service period, it warned.
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