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VOICING RESENTMENT: Members of the Tamizhaga Veetu Vasathi Vaariya Orunkinaintha Othukeetalargal Nala Sangham staging a demonstration at TNHB office in the city on Monday. —
VOICING RESENTMENT: Members of the Tamizhaga Veetu Vasathi Vaariya Orunkinaintha Othukeetalargal Nala Sangham staging a demonstration at TNHB office in the city on Monday. —

Staff Reporter

Coimbatore: The members of the Tamizhaga Veetu Vasathi Vaariya Orunkinaintha Othukeetalargal Nala Sangham on Monday staged a novel agitation by filing applications en-masse seeking information relating to sale deeds under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.

According to K. Jeyachandran, Additional General Secretary of the Sangham, the decision to throng the TNHB offices en-mass across the State and filing of applications seeking individual accounts and status regarding issue of sale deed invoking the provisions of the RTI Act were taken at the recent general body meeting of the association.

More than 150 members of the association thronged the TNHB office filing applications raising more than 30 questions. The questions related to the justification behind the inordinate delay of more than two decades in issue of sale deeds, even after the repayment of dues and instalments. The allottees also questioned the TNHB authorities for imposing penalty, interest and penal interest on the accrued outstanding against every individual allottee.

Delay

The allottees said that delay in disbursement of sale deeds was especially because of the failure of the authorities in disposing land acquisition cases and pointed out that sale deeds had not been given even for houses on sites which were not involved in any land acquisition case.

Administrative delay led to such a huge financial burden and should be borne by the officials and the government, they said.

All the allottees filed individual applications under the RTI Act.

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