NEW DELHI: Out of the 4,587 members of the IAS, about 660 has not filed their statements even on the last day for declaring immovable property.The statements posted on the department of personnel and training website shows how babus are clever investors since most of them own several properties, Greater Noida is the most preferred investment place, followed by other parts of the extensive and fast growing NCR.
Any senior bureaucrat on Central deputation owns a plot or flat or house in Greater Noida. It is also a favourite destination for babus of AGMUT cadre, who are usually posted in Delhi at some point of their careers.
Several officers, irrespective of their ranks, own several properties. However, there are certain exceptions among senior officials, whose returns show that neither they nor their spouses own any property. Many officers have not filled in the column on current market value on the plea that they have not determined it. There are some statements, which show suspect at first glance.
Former NDMC chairman Parimal Rai, who was one of the officers indicated in the Shunglu Commission report, has declared 08 properties, including 02 flats in posh area of Green Park. He has valued the flats at Rs 10 lakh each, which is out of sync with the prevailing property prices in the city. His other propertues include a four-bedroom deluxe flat in Lucknow, and a plot in Ghaziabad. A K Mehta, a J K cadre 1978 batch Joint Secretary in UUD ministry, owns 10 immovable properties, which are three plots – two of which are in Golf City (Noida sector 75) worth Rs 37 lakh each – and a property in a Dwarka mall worth Rs 16 lakh.