Prosecution of former Niti CEO, three others okayed in INX case
Flat-wise OCs in Noida to help in registry Govt retires 15 sr tax officers, mostly for graft
Registry of flats in delayed projects will become easier after the Noida Authority on Friday decided to issue flat-wise occupancy certificates, relaxing its earlier rule of issuing these documents tower-wise. The decision was taken at the board meeting of the Authority, amid concerns of the state losing revenue because of a huge number of pending registries. So if a developer has completed, say, 10 flats in a 100flat tower, OCs can be issued for these 10, allowing owners to apply for registries. New Delhi: The government on Friday gave the CBI the go-ahead to prosecute Sindhushree Khullar, the former CEO of Niti Aayog, along with three other officers in the INX Media case in which former finance minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti are accused. Khullar was additional secretary in the department of economic affairs during 2004-2008.
The CBI has also been given the nod to proceed against Anup K Poojari, former secretary in the MSME ministry; Prabodh Saxena, currently principal secretary in the Himachal Pradesh government; and Rabindra Prasad, a former undersecretary-rank official. All of them were allegedly involved in processing the Foreign Investment Promotion Board clearance of INX Media.
The Central Board of Direct Taxes on Friday compulsorily retired 15 senior tax officers, mostly over corruption. The Centre initiated the action under fundamental rule 56 (J) which empowers it to terminate “in public interest” services of officers who are over 50 years and face serious charges.
The officers include a principal chief commissioner, additional commissioner, joint commissioner, commissioner and assistant commissioner, sources said. One of the 15 officers had a case of bigamy against him, while another was dismissed for conflict of interest.
Earlier this year, the Centre had asked 49 highranking tax officers, including 12 officers from CBDT, to call it a day.