The Directorate of Estates (DoE) of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has sent notices to the Foreign Correspondents’ Club (FCC) and the Indian Women’s Press Club (IWPC) to vacate the respective government bungalows assigned to them. are assigned.
The notice sent to the FCC on May 4 with the subject “Retention of Government Housing Bungalow No. AB-19, Mathura Road, New Delhi assigned to the Foreign Correspondents Club of Southeast Asia-reg”, noted that the approval in principle from the competent authority for the retention of the administration premises is for the period up to 31 July 2022.
“You are therefore requested to find suitable accommodation and make arrangements to vacate the aforementioned home no later than July 31, 2022,” he said.
The notice sent to the FCC Chairman was also flagged at the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
A similar notice to the IWPC said the bungalow should be vacated by July 31.
“We asked them to leave and look for other accommodation,” a senior housing ministry official said on condition of anonymity.
Last month, the DoE undertook an exercise to evacuate the bungalows allocated to a number of former Union Ministers during their tenure. He has forced out MP Chirag Paswan from a bungalow attributed to his late father Ram Vilas Paswan, BJP MP Ram Shankar Katheria from 7, Moti Lal Nehru Marg, PC Sarangi from 10, Pandit Pant Marg and former Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank of 27 Safdarjung Road, the bungalow that was allocated to Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia last year.