District Administration Kupwara Evacuates Unauthorised Occupants
Wasim Majnoon Mir
Kupwara, July 28: Today District Administration Kupwara issued circular instructions for facilitating accomodation to the officers/officials working in the district who have not been alloted accommodation due to occupation of government quarters by non-officials and officers who have been transferred from the district.
The circular reads that “It has been observed that some non officials have managed to possess the Government accommodation in the district. Besides various officers/officials who were transferred from the district long back are still in possession of the Government accommodation alloted to them. Moreover it has also been brought to the notice of the office of District Magistrate that there are some officers/officials, who have taken up unnecessary possession of Government accommodation, resultantly various officers/officials working in the district are facing hardship for want of government accommodation.
Keeping in view of above, it is impressed upon such officers/officials and non officials to vacate the same accommodation and handover the keys of respective quarters in the personal section of DC office within *two days*. In case of any failure, the possession of accommodation will be taken up and there stock, if any will be seized and put under government custody. Moreover, action as warranted under law shall be initiated against the defaulters.
Meanwhile, the Executive Engineer R&B Division Kupwara and Handwara have been directed to paste the copy of the circular on the doors of rooms of occupants and facilitate Tesildars/Magistrates in the implementation of the circular instructions, if required.
The district administration after following due procedure as outlined in the circular, pasted notices on the doors of the illegal occupants on July 3rd so that they could vacate conveniently within the time period alloted. However, after observing brazen violation of circular instructions, district administration under ACR Kupwara, MA Malik, accompanied by Exen R&B, Gurdev Singh, District Information Officer Kupwara, Aijaz Hussain Malik, Tehsildar Kupwara, officials from police and other concerned departments today swung into action retrieving a total of 10 quarters from unauthorized occupants. The quarters were properly sealed for allotment to officers deployed in the district.