‘Irregularities’ in granting OC to housing projects, Nashik civic chief shunted out

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IAS officer Kailash Jadhav has been shunted out from the post of Nashik Municipal Corporation chief, reportedly over the civic body’s alleged failure to ensure compliance of a rule that calls for builders constructing residential houses on an acre of plot to also construct 20 per cent affordable units and hand them over to Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA). Jadhav was unceremoniously transferred earlier this week, reportedly on the directions of Maharashtra Legislative Council Chairman Ramraje Nimbalkar.

Jadhav, however, refuted the allegations and said his transfer had nothing to do with the issue of granting OCs.

Opposition leader in Legislative Council, Pravin Darekar, had raised the issue in the Legislative Council on Monday by moving a Calling Attention Motion. He alleged that since the last nine years, the Nashik Municipal Corporation had granted part Occupation Certificates (OCs) to many housing…

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