New Delhi: Former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who has batted for honesty and integrity in public life, has not vacated his official bungalow C-II/23 at Tilak Lane despite the completion of the 15-day grace period.
According to Delhi Secretariat sources, Public Works Department (PWD) has not sent a notice to Kejriwal for vacating the official house allotted to him, fearing that if the same government comes to power, it may create trouble for the concerned officials.
Even, from Kejriwal's side, there has been no communication in this regard.
Kejriwal who resigned from the chief minister's post on February 14, ideally should have vacated the house on March 1.
As per rules, former ministers can stay in official residences free of cost for 15 days after demitting office.
Afterwards, if they choose to stay there (maximum of six months), they are required to pay rent much higher than market rates.
In case Kejriwal wished to extend his stay at the present location, he has to officially intimate the PWD in this regard and use the premises for six more months by paying 65 times more the licencee, which amounts to 2.58 lakh per month.