The Haryana government recently appointed RERA chairmen for its two benches. Out of 18 persons who have applied for the post, Krishna Kumar Khandelwal, retired IAS officer and Rajan Gupta, Additional Chief Secretary are appointed as the RERA chairman for Gurugram and Panchkula respectively.
The selection was made by a committee headed by Justice Surya Kant of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, including Legal Remembrance Kuldeep Jain and Arun Kumar, Principal Secretary, Town & Country Planning Department, Haryana. The officials would be serving as the RERA chairmen for five years or till the age of 65 years.
Both chairmen are accused of various misdeeds on several accounts.
According to Ravinder Chawla, a Faridabad resident, Khandelwal, did not seek government's permission before applying for the post. Whereas, Abhay Chautala, leader of opposition opposed the appointment of Gupta on the grounds of giving a clean chit to Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra in Shikohpur land deal during the Congress rule.
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