Delhi Technological University (DTU) failed to recover license fee, damage and water charges over Rs 63.86 lakh from unauthorised occupants of staff quarters, the Comptroller and Auditor General has pointed out.
“Scrutiny of records of DTU during June 2014 showed that officials or their families retained/occupied seven staff quarters beyond the prescribed permissible time after retirement/death/termination/transfer,” said the CAG report which was tabled in Delhi Assembly today.
“Although these quarters were subsequently vacated, the authorities could not recover damaged charges or market license fee due from those occupants.
“The laxity on part of DTU not only delayed eviction of unauthorised occupants from staff quarters but also led to its failure to recover license fee, damages and water charges amounting to Rs 63.86 lakh from unauthorised occupants. Besides, it deprived the eligible staff of the housing facilities,” it added.
As per rules, a government servant occupying staff quarter should vacate the quarter on retirement/death or termination from service, etc. However, the accommodation is allowed to be retained for a period of four months in case of retirement, one month in case of termination, two months in case of transfer and two years in case of death, provided the deceased or his/her own wards do not own a house at the place of posting.
Thereafter, the allotment of the accommodation shall be deemed to have been cancelled. Further, damages/market license fee is to be charged from unauthorised occupants.
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) also pointed out that the matter was referred to the government in September last year and a reply was awaited.