Why do IAS, IPS Officers need huge bungalows?
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Why do IAS, IPS Officers need huge bungalows?

September 6, 2021

They must be allotted LIG and MIG houses, demands JD(S) MLA 

Mysore/Mysuru: Visibly upset over Commissioner of Survey, Settlement and Land Records Munish Moudgil ordering a re-survey of certain parcels of land in and around Mysuru particularly the land on which the SaRa Convention Hall — owned by JD(S) MLA S.R. Mahesh has been built — the MLA said that he will invite Munish Moudgil himself to conduct a survey. 

Addressing a press conference at his Office in city this morning, Mahesh said, “Let the Survey Commissioner himself conduct the survey. He has all the records and all the documents are at his fingertips. Why send a team and give them a 10-day deadline? I will hold a bouquet and wait for the IAS officer to come to scan the land where there are allegations of encroachments,” he said. 

LIG and MIG houses

Being outright sarcastic on the Commissioner’s move, the MLA said that the IAS and IPS officers must not get Government bungalows but instead be allotted LIG and MIG houses. “Why do they need bungalows that stand on five to 10 acres of land? The Government must take the bungalows back and allot Low Income Group (LIG) and Middle Income Group (MIG) houses  for all IAS and IPS officers,” he demanded. 

Justifying that only politicians and netas deserve big bungalows on a vast land, Mahesh said, “People, voters and also others constantly visit the houses of Ministers, politicians, MLAs and MPs. They need bigger accommodations and facilities. But why are the IAS and IPS officers given spacious bungalows and state-of-the-art facilities,” he asked and added that the Government must withdraw all such  facilities and use the land for public purposes. 

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Hitting out at former Mysuru DC Rohini Sindhuri, Mahesh said without mentioning her name, “If IAS officers are given LIG houses, where there is space to build a swimming pool? From  where they can generate hefty electricity bills? Retired IAS and IPS officers do have properties worth more than Rs. 500 crore and Rs. 1,000 crore. From where they have amassed such wealth,” he questioned. 

MLA Mahesh was, however, silent on thousands of crores of properties, money and valuables that are owned by some politicians and Ministers after years of being in power.

Land records still pending

Training his guns on Munish Moudgil, Mahesh said “You had been entrusted with the work on setting right the land records of farmers following the agricultural loan waiver scheme of the State Government about two years ago. Even after two years, you have kept the examination of 53,000 land records pending. Why did you not constitute a committee for this,” he asked. 

Reiterating that neither his SaRa Convention Hall nor any of his properties are on encroached land, Mahesh said that he was ready to face any kind of survey and assessment. “I know who is behind the complaint submitted to Moudgil by a resident of Kuvempunagar in Mysuru that is used as the basis to order a fresh survey. No one can blackmail me,” he added. 

Claiming that his ‘honest’ fight was against corruption, he said that he will take the fight to a logical end. “I have not gotten any kick-back from anyone in my long years of public life.  If one of the several allegations against me that are doing the rounds is proved, I will retire from public life and will be away from politics,” he added.

7 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Why do IAS, IPS Officers need huge bungalows?”

  1. Subbu says:

    I guess Mr. SA RA Ramesh must retire from politics or be removed by people. He knows his guilt. That’s why he is making so much noise to deviate attention. Why do press gives audience to him?

  2. Mysorean of Yore says:

    Large bungalows are the relics of British Raj, when the deputy commissioners, who were ICS officers, wielded enormous power. Sirdar Patel the so called moderniser ,kept this cadre and rebranded the service as IAS, against the advice of Nehru, because as the home minister Patel wanted to keep a tight grip on officials.
    Those in India who think that these IAS officers owe their positions on merit , because they passed the competitive exam, should understand the success of the candidates and their ranking is riddled with nepotism and corruption. Not even a large boulder moves in India without politica corruption.
    Corruption and nepotism in politics, and corruption and nepotism in official cadres and the country is a large cess pit of corruption. That is India today.

  3. Zaheer Ahmed says:

    People of Mysore will never forget the excellent administration of Rohini Sindhuri, and no one can take away that impression from their minds no matter how much they try.

  4. Zaheer Ahmed says:

    People of Mysore will never forget the excellent administration of Rohini Sindhuri, and no one can take away that impression from their minds no matter how much they try. Let these people’s representatives allow IPS and IAS officers to do their job sincerely, too much interference will cause intimidation for some to discharge their duty according to the solemn oath they take to take perform.

  5. Harsha says:

    We still remember how this MLA conspired for Rohini Sindhuri’s transfer. We had got clean administration. This guy snatched from us. He should take retirement soon.

  6. Shankar says:

    IAS and IPS officers gets transferred by the elected officials (MLA)! So, isn’t it time to have a system to recall the elected officials too?

  7. Shantala says:

    This is India. No one runs a clean administration anywhere in this corrupt country.

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