UPSC member Chhatar Singh resigns

Chhatar Singh took over as UPSC member on 2 September 2013. His term was due to end on 4 March, next year. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint

Chhatar Singh took over as UPSC member on 2 September 2013. His term was due to end on 4 March, next year. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint

New Delhi: UPSC member Chhatar Singh has resigned, over three months after he was questioned by the CBI in connection with alleged irregularities in the allotment of 14 industrial plots in Haryana’s Panchkula.

President Ram Nath Kovind has accepted his resignation with effect from 22 September, an order issued by personnel ministry said.

Singh took over as member in the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on 2 September 2013. His term was due to end on 4 March, next year.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had on 5 June questioned former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Chhatar Singh in connection with the alleged irregularities in the allotment of 14 industrial plots. Singh was principal secretary to Hooda when the allotments took place.

The CBI has registered an FIR to probe corruption in the allotment of the industrial plots during Hooda’s tenure as the chief minister. According to the FIR, industrial plots were given to 14 people by allegedly manipulating certain provisions of the allotment. These included allowing them to submit their applications even after the last date of submission had ended.

The 14 people who had been alloted land had submitted their applications on 24 January 2012, whereas the last date of submission was 6 January, the FIR said.

Besides Hooda, who as chief minister was chairman of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), others named in the FIR are retired IAS officer D.P. S. Nagal, then HUDA chief administrator, S.C. Kansal, then controller of finance, and B.B. Taneja, then deputy superintendent of HUDA.

The FIR also alleged that ineligible beneficiaries were alloted plots at rates lesser than the prevailing market rates, causing losses of several crores to the state exchequer.

It is alleged that the 14 plots, ranging from 496 square metres to 1,280 square metres, were allotted at throwaway prices after changes were made midway in the eligibility criteria.

All the allottees were allegedly related to politicians, bureaucrats and other influential people, including the then chief minister of the state.

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Rajnath Singh Reviews Security Scenario In Jammu And Kashmir

Rajnath Singh Reviews Security Situation In Jammu And Kashmir

Domestic Minister Rajnath Singh has already installation a 3-member team with a view to look intolapses, if any, inside the Pulwama incident. (Record photograph)
NEW DELHI: Home Minister Rajnath Singh nowadays reviewed the prevailing Situation in Jammu and Kashmir, which witnessed a lethal attack on a CRPF convoy that left 8 employees useless, and directedSecurity forces to heighten vigil within the kingdom.

Throughout the hour-lengthy meeting, the home minister become briefed approximately the internalSecurity Situation in Jammu and Kashmir in addition to within the rest of the us of a and the stairs taken to make sure peace.

The assembly, attended with the aid of Country wide Safety Advisor Ajit Doval, Union DomesticSecretary Rajiv Mehrishi, chiefs of intelligence agencies and different senior officers, analysed the inputs,inclusive of on infiltration from throughout the border, acquired from numerous corporations and steps taken on them, reputable assets said.

Whilst voicing situation over the killing of the 8 CRPF men by militants in Pulwama on Saturday, Mr Singh directed the officers to bolster the safety association and accentuate vigil across Jammu and Kashmir, the sources said.

the home minister has already installation a 3-member group for you to check out lapses, if any, in thePulwama incident in order that corrective steps may be taken. The team could additionally check out thefeasible growth of move border infiltration and practices being followed In the course of the motion of paramilitary forces convoy in Jammu and Kashmir.

eight CRPF personnel have been killed and at the least 25 others injured when militants attacked a CRPF convoy in Pulwama district on Saturday.

Yuvraj Singh invests in Rahul Yadav’s start-up Intelligent Interfaces

Rahul Yadav has been working on his new venture after the Housing.com’s directors fired him on account of his objectionable behaviour towards investors and the media in July.

Rahul Yadav has been working on his new venture after the Housing.com’s directors fired him on account of his objectionable behaviour towards investors and the media in July.

Mumbai: Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh has made an undisclosed amount of investment in former Housing.com’s chief executive officer and co-founder Rahul Yadav’s start-up Intelligent Interfaces.

“Proud to back Rahul Yadav and Intelligent Interfaces (ii) in helping the Government govern 100x better with the help of technology. Get ready for the (r)evolution!,” Singh posted on his Facebook account with a picture of Yadav, Nishant Singhal and himself.

“A 100x company needs 100x team!,” Yadav said as he shared the post on his Facebook account.

Flipkart co-founders Sachin and Binny Bansal had made an undisclosed amount of early stage investment in Yadav’s company, according to multiple media reports. Yadav is looking to raise $15 million in funding for the company.

Yadav has been working on his new venture after the Housing.com’s directors fired him on account of his objectionable behaviour towards investors and the media in July.

Singh and Singhal launched the fund YouWeCan Ventures in 2015 that has made five to six investments so far. The start-ups include Vyomo (beauty services), Moovo (cargo logistics), Edukart (online education) and Healthians (online healthcare).

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