LUCKNOW: The state government on Tuesday said that it would be initiating action in the recent findings of the accountant general in which it pointed out that an undue benefit of Rs 572.5 crore was given to developers by not charging land use conversion fees.
The allegations pertain to land allocation between October 2010 and October 2013. Mayawati-led BSP was in power in UP till March 2012, followed by Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party.
A government spokesperson said that the audit of the GDA and authorities under housing and urban planning department, special area development authority and UP housing and development council was ordered by the Yogi Adityanath government in April 2017 and undertaken by the accountant general.
GDA approved layout plans on 4,722.2-acre land
It was found in the audit that the GDA approved layout plans on 4,722.2 acre land. This included 4,004.2 acre to Uppal Chaddha Hightech Developers Pvt Ltd between October 2010 and October 2013, and 717.94 acre to Sun City High-Tech Infra Pvt Ltd in July 2011.
Out of this, 3,701.97 acre land was identified as hightech township in the master plan for which developers were to have paid Rs 572.48 crore as land conversion charges. The audit found that due to an order of the previous government, issued on April 23, 2010, this charge was not levied, allowing a monetary benefit to the developers.