Tamil Nadu told to take action against erring cooperative officers

Society developed a housing plot scheme in the village near Peelamedu in 1980

Chennai: The Madras HC has directed the state to take disciplinary action against two cooperative department officers for delaying grant of rectified sale deeds to buyers allotted housing plots at Sowripalayam village, in Coimbatore district.

Allowing the petitions from S. Krishnamoorthy and two others, Justice T.S. Sivagnanam directed the authorities to execute the rectified sale deeds as per the revised lay-out plan submitted before the commissioner of municipal corporation by Sri Venkateswara Cooperative Building Society Ltd, on August 5, 2009, insofar as it related to three survey numbers within four weeks.

According to the petitioners, the society developed a housing plot scheme in the village near Peelamedu in 1980. Though the purchasers had paid the entire amount and sale deeds were executed in 1982, they were unable to get possession of the plots or obtain rectification in the sale deeds giving correct boundaries till date. After proceedings under the Urban Land Ceiling Act, a problem arose. However, it ended in favour of the society and a revised plan was submitted. The lay-out stood revised. Though new rectified sale deeds were to be given with alteration in boundaries, the exercise was not completed. Therefore, they filed the present petitions. Concurring with the submissions of special government pleader L.P. Shanmughasundaram, the judge said it was a fit case where disciplinary action has to be initiated against the cooperative department officials. The housing secretary should also take note why the registrar, cooperative societies (housing), did not issue any direction, in spite of repeated communications by the special government pleader, which was pursuant to the direction issued by this court, the judge added.

( Source : deccan chronicle )
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