You are here: Home » PTI Stories » National » News

Unauthorised constructions: HC for stern action against

The Madras High today ordered the Corporation Commissioner to take stringent action against officials who connive with those involved in unauthorised constructions.

A bench of Chief Justice S K Kaul and Justice R Mahadevan gave the direction when Commissioner D Karthikeyan appeared before it and filed a report, complying with an earlier order in a contempt plea against a city resident charged with illegal construction of a building.

"We say so, as despite, mammoth amount of unauthorised constructions, we are informed that not a single person has suffered the punishment of dismissal from service or even compulsory retirement at least for the last five years," the bench said.

It was hearing two contempt petitions against Devaraji, who had made the illegal construction in Neelangari here. While one contempt petition was filed by his neighbours, the other one was the suo-motu taken up by the court.

When the contemnor informed the that he had initiated the work of demolition of the illegal portion on the third floor and sought a week time to complete the work, the Bench directed the Commissioner to verify it.

The said delinquent officers shall be brought to book not by mere censure or stoppage of increment, but by more severe consequences like compulsory retirement and dismissal from service.

The Commissioner shall not be disturbed or interfered with by persons who have nothing to do with his job and that he should be able to do his task without fear or favour, it said adding the would provide necessary protection in this regard.

The bench the posted the matter to September 30.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

image
Business Standard
177 22
Business Standard

Unauthorised constructions: HC for stern action against

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The Madras High today ordered the Corporation Commissioner to take stringent action against officials who connive with those involved in unauthorised constructions.

A bench of Chief Justice S K Kaul and Justice R Mahadevan gave the direction when Commissioner D Karthikeyan appeared before it and filed a report, complying with an earlier order in a contempt plea against a city resident charged with illegal construction of a building.



"We say so, as despite, mammoth amount of unauthorised constructions, we are informed that not a single person has suffered the punishment of dismissal from service or even compulsory retirement at least for the last five years," the bench said.

It was hearing two contempt petitions against Devaraji, who had made the illegal construction in Neelangari here. While one contempt petition was filed by his neighbours, the other one was the suo-motu taken up by the court.

When the contemnor informed the that he had initiated the work of demolition of the illegal portion on the third floor and sought a week time to complete the work, the Bench directed the Commissioner to verify it.

The said delinquent officers shall be brought to book not by mere censure or stoppage of increment, but by more severe consequences like compulsory retirement and dismissal from service.

The Commissioner shall not be disturbed or interfered with by persons who have nothing to do with his job and that he should be able to do his task without fear or favour, it said adding the would provide necessary protection in this regard.

The bench the posted the matter to September 30.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

RECOMMENDED FOR YOU

Unauthorised constructions: HC for stern action against

The Madras High Court today ordered the Chennai Corporation Commissioner to take stringent action against officials who connive with those involved in unauthorised constructions. A bench of Chief Justice S K Kaul and Justice R Mahadevan gave the direction when Commissioner D Karthikeyan appeared before it and filed a report, complying with an earlier order in a contempt plea against a city resident charged with illegal construction of a building. "We say so, as despite, mammoth amount of unauthorised constructions, we are informed that not a single person has suffered the punishment of dismissal from service or even compulsory retirement at least for the last five years," the bench said. It was hearing two contempt petitions against Devaraji, who had made the illegal construction in Neelangari here. While one contempt petition was filed by his neighbours, the other one was the suo-motu taken up by the court. When the contemnor informed the court that he had initiated the work of ... The Madras High today ordered the Corporation Commissioner to take stringent action against officials who connive with those involved in unauthorised constructions.

A bench of Chief Justice S K Kaul and Justice R Mahadevan gave the direction when Commissioner D Karthikeyan appeared before it and filed a report, complying with an earlier order in a contempt plea against a city resident charged with illegal construction of a building.

"We say so, as despite, mammoth amount of unauthorised constructions, we are informed that not a single person has suffered the punishment of dismissal from service or even compulsory retirement at least for the last five years," the bench said.

It was hearing two contempt petitions against Devaraji, who had made the illegal construction in Neelangari here. While one contempt petition was filed by his neighbours, the other one was the suo-motu taken up by the court.

When the contemnor informed the that he had initiated the work of demolition of the illegal portion on the third floor and sought a week time to complete the work, the Bench directed the Commissioner to verify it.

The said delinquent officers shall be brought to book not by mere censure or stoppage of increment, but by more severe consequences like compulsory retirement and dismissal from service.

The Commissioner shall not be disturbed or interfered with by persons who have nothing to do with his job and that he should be able to do his task without fear or favour, it said adding the would provide necessary protection in this regard.

The bench the posted the matter to September 30.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

image
Business Standard
177 22

Upgrade To Premium Services

Welcome User

Business Standard is happy to inform you of the launch of "Business Standard Premium Services"

As a premium subscriber you get an across device unfettered access to a range of services which include:

  • Access Exclusive content - articles, features & opinion pieces
  • Weekly Industry/Genre specific newsletters - Choose multiple industries/genres
  • Access to 17 plus years of content archives
  • Set Stock price alerts for your portfolio and watch list and get them delivered to your e-mail box
  • End of day news alerts on 5 companies (via email)
  • NEW: Get seamless access to WSJ.com at a great price. No additional sign-up required.
 

Premium Services

In Partnership with

 

Dear Guest,

 

Welcome to the premium services of Business Standard brought to you courtesy FIS.
Kindly visit the Manage my subscription page to discover the benefits of this programme.

Enjoy Reading!
Team Business Standard