This time around, Patil gives public a patient hearing
Interestingly, out of 11 applications, five pertained to the Deputy Commissioner cum Estate Officer’s office while two each were from the Finance Department and Home Department respectively.
Officials in the UT Administration claimed that after last time’s ruckus when a complainant, Om Parkash, was allegedly beaten up by the security staff of the Administrator and few other applicants who had alleged that the Administrator was not patient in hearing out their complaints, this time, the applicants and the issues which they brought in the session were very carefully scrutinized and selected.
Interestingly, last time, the UT Administrator had even reprimanded the officials responsible, for selecting frivolous complaints.
Meanwhile, at the public hearing session, Lt Col J S Panag (Retd), president of the Army Welfare Housing Cooperation Society, requested the granting of a completion certificate to owners. Patil asked the concerned officers to not put conditions like solar energy and rain harvesting on AWHO flats. He said Defence personnel sacrifice their lives for us without any conditions and we should not bring any such hurdles in issuing them completion certificates.
In another complaint, Mohinder Singh Sethi, President, Plot Holders Association, Sector 9, Chandigarh said that the community center in Sector 9, Chandigarh has been converted
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