Setback for many former chief ministers as the Supreme Court has ruled that they are not entitled to any government accommodation after their governance term is over.
A bench headed by Justice Anil R Dave said that any such government accommodation should be vacated within two to three months. "They don't have the right to occupy government accommodation for lifetime," the bench said.
The judgment came after a Uttar Pradesh based NGO Lok Prahari filed a plea in SC. They sought a direction against allotment of government bungalows to ex-CMs and other ‘non-eligible’ organizations.
The NGO had alleged that despite the direction of Allahabad high court, the UP government had framed ex-Chief Minister's Residence Allotment Rules, 1997 (non-statutory) for allotting bungalows to successive ex-chief ministers.
The NGO had also contended that the rules framed in 1997 for allotments of government bungalows to ex-chief ministers were unconstitutional and illegal, and those occupying them were allegedly unauthorized occupants.