Noida (UP), Jan 31 (PTI) Directors of two private real estate firms were arrested on Thursday for non-payment of nearly Rs 4 crore of labour cess dues and those towards the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA), the Gautam Buddh Nagar administration said.Also Read - ₹ 500 Fine, 3-Month License Suspension: Mumbai Police Tightens Rules For Pillion Riders Without Helmet. Deets Here

The directors of IVR Prime IT Sez firm and PME Power Solution India were arrested in the afternoon by revenue officials in Dadri and Sadar tehsils of the district, the administration said. Also Read - LSG vs RCB Dream11 Team Prediction, TATA IPL 2022 Eliminator 1 Fantasy Hints: Captain, Vice-Captain – Lucknow Super Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Playing 11s For Today’s T20 Match at Eden Gardens, Kolkata 7:30 PM IST May 25 Wed

“Recovery certificate (RC) was issued against IVR Prime IT Sez firm by RERA for recovery of outstanding dues worth Rs 3.04 crore. Based on the RC, action was taken and the firm’s director was arrested after it failed to remit the dues,” Dadri Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Anjani Kamar Singh said. Also Read - Will Rain Play Spoilsport in Kolkata During IPL Eliminator Between LSG vs RCB?

Director of PME Power Solution India was arrested by the revenue officials for not paying Rs 80.25 lakh in labour cess, SDM Sadar Rajpal Singh said.

According to procedure, the firms were served notices about 15 days ago, asking them to clear their dues or face action, the officials said.

“The action is part of a special drive initiated by district magistrate B N Singh to recover all pending dues,” Singh said.

According to officials, when RCs are issued against pending dues to any group or entity, it is given a 15-day notice to clear the dues. Action is initiated only after 15 days.

The RCs are first sent to the district administration, which is empowered by the law to take several actions, including the power to attach accounts and even the properties, to make the recovery from any defaulter, the officials said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.