By Ankur Vadhera ,Chandigarh, November 05:The Punjab Governor and Administrator, Union Territory, Chandigarh, Shri Shivraj V. Patil gave a patient hearing to all the 11 complainants who appeared in the Public Hearing Session today held at UT Secretariat and assured them that their genuine complaints/problems would be considered sympathetically.
Lt. Col. J.S. Panag (Retd.), President of Army Welfare Housing Cooperation Society, requested for granting completion certificate to owners. Mr. Patil asked the concerned officers to not to 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 in which, Mr. Mohinder Singh Sethi, President, Plot Holders Association, Sector 9, Chandigarh brought into the notice of the Administrator that community center in Sector 9, Chandigarh has been converted into Chandigarh Club, which is limited only for the members and which also becomes a gambling den and bar has also been opened in the club. Responding on this, Mr. Patil asked the concerned officers to examine it thoroughly and take all necessary stpes as per the law to give it, its original status of community centers.
Mr. Ajay Jagga requested that few hotels in Chandigarh add service charges also in the bill. On this, Mr. Patil asked officers to examine and report.
Mr. Bhupinder Singh Toki requested that residents of first floor in his house are troubling them. On inquiring, Mr. Patil came to know that its property dispute. He told the complainant that Police cannot interfere in civil matters these can be decided in the Hon’ble Court.
In another case, Mr. Jawaharlal Mason requested that he was working in the department since last 11 years but he has not been promoted so far. On this Finance Secretary told that he was not promoted as his case does not falls in the category of direct recruitment quota. Mr. Patil asked to re-examine his case sympathetically and he possess the required qualification.
Responding to the request of Mr. Birbal Verma watchman in GMCH, Sector 16 who was compulsory retired after 18 years of service, requested for re-instatement in the job. On this, Mr. Patil asked the complainant whether he has appealed against the orders. He replied that he had requested Home Secretary. On inquiring, Home Secretary said that the personal hearing has been given to the complainant but he has not turned up on the fixed date. We will examine his case on the next date of hearing.
Most of the complaints were sorted out on the spot and remaining issues, which needs examination at different levels, would be expedited within the rules and procedures by the concerned department, he added.
Prominent amongst others who were present in the Public Hearing Session included Mr. M.P. Singh, Principal Secretary to Governor, Mr. V.K. Singh, Finance Secretary, Mr. Anil Kumar, Home Secretary, Director IT, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation and other concerned officers of UT Administration.