After SC rap, Chandigarh forms panel to improve property services


On the directions of the Supreme Court, the UT administration has formed a 11-member panel headed by MP Kirron Kher to review and streamline the process of sanction of mutation, grant of occupancy certificate, no-objection certificate and other citizen-centric requirements, including calculation of unearned profit under the 1973 Rules or under the 2007 Rules.

The panel was formed by UT administrator Banwarilal Purohit, which will have Kher; mayor; deputy commissioner; Chandigarh Housing Board Chief Executive Officer (CEO); UT chief architect; UT senior standing counsel; assistant estate officer; CHB secretary; municipal corporation estate officer; UT finance and planning officer and BJP president and MC councillor Arun Sood. The assistant estate officer will be the convener.

Noting that Chandigarh residents are “widely harassed” while seeking a no objection certificate for the sale of leasehold property, the Supreme Court in its September 7 order had directed the UT to set up a committee.

Asking the committee to submit a report to the UT administrator in three months, the top court had said, “We hope that the learned administrator will take appropriate steps to implement the suggestions made by the committee, including forwarding of the proposed amendments to the statute to the ministry of home affairs, if any, suggested by the committee.”

Rajinder Nagarkoti, TNN, Chandigarh

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