UT orders eviction of former DGP from Sector 16 house
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The UT Administration has ordered eviction of former Punjab Director General of Police P S Gill from the official accommodation he continues to occupy in Sector 16 even after his retirement in September last year. He is yet to pay up Rs 3.87 lakh he owes as penal rent, according to sources.
Further, the Punjab Police Housing Corporation (PPHC) had spent Rs 81 lakh of the total Rs 1.16 crore spent on the renovation of the house.
The Sector 16 house was allotted to Gill by the UT Administration when he was Punjab DGP. After the allotment, extensive renovation began which continued for almost a year. Gill reportedly shifted to the house only in the middle of last year and retired on September 30.
As per rules, after retirement an officer can retain the official accommodation for four months and after that the government has to charge penal rent. The penal rent is 50 times the official rent and is calculated in this case at Rs 55,400 per month, and the total he owes is Rs 3.87 lakh.
A senior official confirmed that the SDM (Central) had issued eviction orders of Gill from his Sector 16 residence and now if he did not leave, he would be removed by force.
However, Gill has reportedly told the UT officials, who went to his house with the orders, that he would be moving out shortly.
Despite repeated attempts, Gill was not available for comment.
This has placed Punjab Police in a fix as part of the money for renovation was paid by it and the rest by the UT.
Sources said when Gill was DGP, the PPHC had renovated the official residence allotted to him in violation of the rules as the house belonged to the UT. The corporation had spent Rs 81 lakh on the renovation. Out of this, while Rs 52 lakh were spent on building renovation, and temporary structures including fabricated huts, Rs 13 lakh were spent on landscaping, Rs 10 lakh on buying a generator (12.5 KVA) and Rs 10 lakh on electrical fitting. As Gill was also chairman of the corporation, he had himself approved the expenditure. The tenders for renovation were called in July 2010 and work started in August that year and finished next year.
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