CM gave ex-post facto approval to the appointment of the Commission of Inquiry regarding issues concerning the grant of license for developing commercial colonies in sector 83 Gurgaon by the Town and Country Planning Department 1-06-2015
Chandigarh, June 1- Haryana Cabinet which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal here today gave ex-post facto approval to the appointment of the Commission of Inquiry regarding issues concerning the grant of license for developing commercial colonies in sector 83 Gurgaon by the Town and Country Planning Department. The Commission will investigate the circumstances under which the license(s) for development of commercial colonies were granted to some entities in sector 83 Gurgaon and whether the said entities were eligible for grant of license(s) as per the applicable laws, rules, circulars, notifications, guidelines etc. prevalent in the state including in the Town and Country Planning Department. It will also examine whether the transfer of licenses within a short period of time to other entities were violative of the law, rules, circulars, notifications or guidelines etc. and whether the department had contemplated the transactions that had taken place before or after the grant of license, particularly with reference to the loss of revenue to the government. The Commission will recommend measures which may be adopted to meet the ends of justice, particularly with a view to taking corrective action to prevent loss of revenue to the public exchequer and also prevention of private enrichment at the cost of public exchequer in such cases in the future. It will consider such other matters including complaints given by different individuals, magazines, political parties and also the CAG reports etc. on the subject besides to give findings and recommendations to meet the ends of justice, particularly relating to the allegations of criminal conspiracy, criminal misconduct and private enrichment, if any, and the role of public servants and private individuals therein. The Commission would recommend remedial measures for systemic improvement, with a view to preventing loss of revenue to the public exchequer and undue private enrichment in future. The headquarter of the commission of inquiry will be at Gurgaon. A separate room equipped with Audio-Visual recording facility will be provided at the Gurgaon office of the Commission. An HCS officer will be provided as Secretary to the Commission. A police office of suitable seniority who has handled investigation matter will be posted. The Deputy Commissioner, Gurgaon is authorised to provide suitable government premises and requisite staff including one Law Researcher by utilising the services of the government employees from any department working at Gurgaon or its vicinity or by engaging staff on contractual/outsourcing basis for the functioning of the Commission of inquiry at Gurgaon.