Chandigarh, December 29- A squad of district administration today got panchayat land vacated from Heritage Public School which had included the land illegally into its boundary. The school is situated in Sector 62 of Gurgaon just adjoining to village Ullawas.
The encroachment removal drive of the district administration is going on unstoppably and whenever any information reached to the administration about illegal encroachment on government land, it is conveyed to the demolition squad which has standing order to remove it. In case of Panchayat land, the onus of removing encroachment is on the Block Development and Panchayat Officers (BDPOs) while in other areas or notified areas, the District Town Planner (Enforcement) has to do the job. In the area falling under Municipal Corporation Gurgaon (MCG) and Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), the respective agency is responsible for removal of encroachments.
When the case of illegal occupation of Ullawas panchayat land by Heritage Public School was brought to the notice of the Deputy Commissioner in Gurgaon PC Meena, he ordered the BDPO Sohna Pradeep Ahlawat to remove the encroachment. A notice under Section 24 (1) of Haryana Panchayati Raj Act 1994 was issued to the school on 7thDecember 2011 in which it was asked to vacate the panchayat land within a week. But the school did not respond to the notice and the illegal encroachment continued. Consequently, the demolition squad of district administration led by BDPO Sohna Pradeep Ahlawat today went and demolished the boundary wall of the school. The encroachment done by the school was removed and the land was handed over to the Ullawas village panchayat.
The Deputy Commissioner, Gurgaon P C Meena confirmed about restoring the panchayat land to the Ullawas panchayat which was illegally occupied by the Heritage Public School. He said that it was really sad to find that even the educational institutions, whose prime duty is to imbibe moral values among the children besides imparting them education, were also indulging in such immoral activities. The educational institutions should present examples before the students of the virtues which they teach, Mr Meena opined.