The Gujarat high court ordered the state government to make allotment of land for flats for 427 HC employees within six months after the land price is fixed by the state’s valuation committee and approved by the higher-ups.
In July 2018, the HC had ordered the state government to allot land parcels for construction of flats of various sizes — 90 sq m, 135 sq m and 250 sq m — for around 400 employees of the various departments of the HC and the government pleader’s office.
The cooperative housing societies formed by the employees filed a contempt of court petition earlier this year through advocate Amit Panchal, after the land allotment did not take place until the beginning of 2020.
As proceedings on the contempt petition went on, the five societies merged in two societies and the government decided to provide land parcels accordingly. The government told the HC that the state-level committee has already met to fix the price of land parcel allotted by the government. It told the HC that the clearance of the cabinet for the price fixation is awaited.
The bench of Justice Sonia Gokani and Justice N V Anjaria ordered the government to complete the process of approval of price within four weeks. Thereafter, the land allotment should take place in the next six weeks, the HC said while disposing of the contempt petition.