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LS passes bill seeking crackdown on illegal occupants of govt residences

Of the total 15,416 residential accommodation under the government quota, "currently 3081 cases were under litigation," said Hardeep Singh Puri

Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri
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Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri

Press Trust of India New Delhi
Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed a bill which seeks to crackdown on unauthorised occupants of government residential accommodations.

Responding to a debate on the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Amendment Bill, 2019, Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri said it was a good time to push through the legislation as many MPs were waiting for their new accommodation.

Residential accommodation was a privilege which certain sections, including the MPs and judges, enjoy, but even after the tenure of the authorised occupants ceases, they don't easily vacate the accommodation given to them, he said.

Therefore the intention through this amendment

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First Published: Jul 31 2019 | 7:58 PM IST

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