Tuesday, January 24, 2012
News Article: Patwari, Kanoongo sacked over land fraud
TNN Jan 20, 2012, 02.37AM IST
GURGAON: The Gurgaon deputy commissioner, P C Meena, has dismissed a patwari and ordered compulsory retirement of a field kanoongo involved in changing ownership of about 128 acres of panchayati land in Museedpur village into 'Shamlat Deh' (common land).
The field kanoongo has been identified as Jaswant Singh while the patwari is one Purushottam. Museedpur village falls under the Farukhnagar Tehsil in the district. Following an inquiry, the zonal administrator of Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board (HSAMB) held both the patwari and the field kanoongo guilty of wrong transfer of a huge chunk of panchayati land which stands undivided.
The report submitted to Meena clearly states that after recommending change in ownership of the panchayat land, Singh and Purushottam came to know that the matter has come to the notice of higher authorities. To avoid getting caught, they did over-writings in the mutation number 641 of the village panchayat.
The inquiry officer held both the revenue officials guilty of acting in the most careless and reckless manner. Both these officials were chargesheeted under Rule 7 of the Haryana Citizen Services (Punishment & Appeals) Rules 1987 and suspended on February 17, 2006, after show-cause notices were issued to them.
They were asked to reply and were given the opportunity of a personal hearing but no satisfactory reply was received from them. They were again given another opportunity of hearing on January 17 this year but the again failed to convince the DC.
The dismissed patwari was posted as Patwari Surplus in Gurgaon while Singh was posted as Naib Sadar Kanoongo in the office of the Deputy Commissioner, Mewat.
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Two revenue officials axed for land fraud
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Gurgaon, January 22, 2012
The Gurgaon deputy commissioner, PC Meena, has dismissed a patwari from service and ordered compulsory retirement of a field kanungo, who were allegedly involved in changing ownership of about 128 acres of panchayat land into ‘Shamlat Deh’ (common land) in Museedpur village. Field
kanungo Jaswant Singh and patwari Purushottam Kumar allegedly recommended the change of ownership in 2006.
Following an inquiry, the zonal administrator of Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board (HSAMB) held both the patwari and the field kanungo guilty of “wrongfully transferring the huge chunk of panchayat land.”
He held both the revenue officials guilty of acting in “utmost careless and reckless manner.”
Both the officials were charge-sheeted under Rule 7 of the Haryana Citizen Services (Punishment and Appeals) Rules 1987. They were suspended on February 17, 2006.
The officials were asked to reply and also given opportunities to appear for hearing, but no satisfactory reply was received from them. They were again asked to appear for a personal hearing on January 17.
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