RTI reveals overstay of former MLAs in official residences
An application was filed with the department of general administration in Orissa government under the Right to Information (RTI) Act seeking the details of those officers and MLAs who have overstayed their occupancy in the government houses.
The reply to the query shows that ten former Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) have been residing in their official residences provided to them under MLA quota. The list includes two former ministers, a former speaker of the house and two politicians who are now Members of Parliament (MPs). The reply shows that four of the Ex-MLAs, have kept their official residences occupied for more than two decades and two have been residing in the allotted houses since 1995. The list provided in the reply also mentions three retired IAS officers who have not abandoned their houses provided by the government.
Another application has been filed recently seeking information about whether any penal rents have been demanded and collected from these occupants.