Govt decides to allot Paswan’s old 12 Janpath house to Kovind

THE GOVERNMENT has determined to allot 12 Janpath — which was earlier occupied by Lok Janshakti Occasion (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan until his dying in October 2020 — to President Ram Nath Kovind as his retirement home. Kovind’s tenure ends on July 24.

Whereas the bungalow was allotted to Union Railways and IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw in August 2021, he couldn’t transfer in because it was nonetheless occupied by Paswan’s household. “Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw was allotted one other bungalow on 32 Prithviraj Highway, the place he has moved in,” stated a senior official of the Ministry of Housing and City Affairs.

In March this 12 months, the federal government acquired Paswan’s household to vacate the bungalow. Whereas the household had sought extra time, the Delhi Excessive Courtroom had dismissed their petition and refused to intervene within the eviction course of initiated by the Directorate of Property, beneath the Union Ministry of Housing and City Affairs.

All retired Presidents are entitled to a rent-free furnished residence, together with its upkeep, in addition to secretarial employees, as per the President’s Emoluments and Pension Act, 1951. As a conference, former Presidents are allotted Kind VIII bungalows.

In accordance with Directorate of Property guidelines, Kind VIII bungalows, which have seven rooms with home assist quarters, are additionally allotted to serving ministers, Rajya Sabha members, and senior members of the judiciary.

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