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No one-time settlement for violations on Delhi pattern: CHB

UT adviser Dharam Pal, who is also chairman of the CHB, stated that the Chandigarh is a planned city and efforts have been made to maintain balance between need-based changes in view of requirement of the citizens and the unique character of the city.

 After need-based changes panel of the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB), the board of directors in its meeting on Tuesday turned down the suggestion of one-time settlement scheme for violations in CHB dwelling units on Delhi pattern.

UT adviser Dharam Pal, who is also chairman of the CHB, stated that the Chandigarh is a planned city and efforts have been made to maintain balance between need-based changes in view of requirement of the citizens and the unique character of the city.

He said the CHB to continue with its efforts to streamline and simplify its processes in such manner that there is minimum people intervention and services are provided to the public without any hassles. The board of directors has approved the recommendations of the committee with minor changes only.

In the meeting, it was decided that the allotment of all those allottees who’s residential units were cancelled due to building violations and their appeals are pending before the board to be restored on removal of all those building violations by December 31 because of which the allotment was cancelled; and on payment of applicable revival/restoration charges.

It was also decided that more than 100 unsold commercial units that were constructed on the land allotted to the CHB on leasehold basis to be included in next e-tender on leasehold basis, after further reduction in reserve prices.

The board of directors also decided to discontinue tatkal scheme. Since most of the processes in the CHB have become online and services are being provided in faster mode, within the prescribed time-period, there is no need to continue with the Tatkal scheme for transfer of CHB units on payment of extra fee. CHB to continue to strive for further reduction in the time-line and making the processes simple, as far as possible, the board of directors observed in the meeting.

It was also decided that after construction of new office Block-B in CHB premises in Sector-9, the available space in Block-A & C (old Blocks) to be rent out to the government offices on applicable CPWD rates.

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