Mumbai - Two officers of the BMC’s development planning department have saved Rs 1600 crore of taxpayers. And their contribution has not gone unnoticed. BMC chief Ajoy Mehta appreciated their work and awarded them with special certificates. These two officers are – Daniel Kamble and S.V. Arvikar. On the basis of their efforts, the civic body will get 14 reserved plots from the JVPD scheme at Vile Parle without paying a single penny.
The JVPD co-operative housing association had issued sale notices to the BMC regarding these reserved plots. The said land was of the MHADA and it had sold this land to the JVPD in 1960. The then Mayor Shraddha Jadhav had kept these notices on hold. The opposition and even ruling party had forced the administration to accept these notices by alleging corruption by the Mayor. But these two officers brought it to light that the JVPD had no right to issue these sale notices as the original ownership was with the MHADA. The amount sanctioned for this sale deed, Rs 1600 crore, was thus saved.
Meanwhile, former Mayor Shraddha Jadhav has appreciated the work of these officers and expressed satisfaction that the BMC will get these plots without paying any money.