Patilís verbal orders on AWHO flats put 2 depts in tight spot
The verbal directions of UT administrator Shivraj V Patil during a recent public hearing session regarding issuance of a completion certificate to the Army Welfare Housing Organisation (AWHO) have put the UT administration officials in a tight spot. So much so that the UT Urban Planning Department and the UT Estate Office are dithering over the issue.
On November 5, during the public hearing session of the UT Administrator, a delegation led by the president of the Army Welfare Housing Cooperation Society requested for granting a completion certificate to the owners. To this, Patil orally asked the officers concerned not to put conditions like solar energy and rain harvesting on AWHO flats on the grounds that ďthe Defence personnel sacrifice their lives for the country and countrymen without any conditions, and we should not bring any such hurdles in issuing them completion certificatesĒ (as issued in a press statement by the UT Administration).
However, during the meeting, none of the officials present there could dare apprise the administrator that this issue was already a hot potato for the UT Administration which they had been trying to sort out for many years now.
Sources say now both the departments, Urban Planning and the Estate Office, are in a fix on how to issue a completion certificate to the
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