An arrears collection certificate was issued to collectors in the districts of 442 former MPs for using government housing, according to a report by a public accounts committee that was presented to the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
The report on the functioning of the Estates Directorate said that the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs told the committee that damage recovery cases have also been filed against former MPs for the collection of dues. .
The report of the committee, chaired by Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, said the ministry said efforts were being made to collect contributions from other beneficiaries.
The report on âFunctioning of the Domains Directorateâ is based on Chapter 19 of the CAG report number 11 of 2016.
In accordance with Article 14 of the Law on Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants), an arrears collection certificate relating to 442 former deputies was sent to their district permanent revenue collectors for recovery as’ arrears of land income. “They will recover government dues through their collection system,” the report said, citing the HUA ministry’s submission on collecting license fees from former MPs. According to the report, the ministry told PAC that an amount of Rs 3.337 crore had been collected from the total unpaid dues amounting to Rs 10.19 crore, as shown by the audit as of March 31, 2013. It said steps had been taken to collect the remaining dues of Rs 6,853 crore.
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