Chandigarh, Feb 13: The Punjab Governor and Administrator Chandigarh, Sh Shivraj Patil, visited the High Court Complex, Punjab and Haryana Vidhan Sabha and Punjab and the Haryana Civil Secretariat in the Capitol Complex at Chandigarh. He was received by the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court Sh Ranjon Gogoi in the High Court Complex. Several senior Judges were also present at the occasion. The Governor saw the record room where there a fire had broken recently. He saw other buildings of the High Court and desired that a long term plan for meeting the future requirements of the activities of the High Court be prepared with an objective of making Punjab and Haryana High Court one of the most modern High Courts in the country. He further directed that a short term action plan, keeping the long term plan in view, be prepared for taking immediate action for improving the storage of records and sitting arrangements of the court employees.
Subsequently he visited the Punjab Vidhan Sabha where he was received by the Speaker of Vidhan Sabha Sr Nirmal Singh Kahlon and the other staff of Vidhan Sabha. He then visited the Haryana Vidhan Sabha. Later, the Governor visited the Civil Secretariat, where he was received by the Punjab Cabinet Minister Sr Parminder Singh Dhindhsa, Haryana Cabinet Minister Sh Paramvir Singh, Chief Secretary, Haryana, Smt Urvashi Gulati and Secretary General Administration, Punjab, Sr BS Sudan. He had a view of entire complex from the top of secretariat building. He was briefed about the planning concept of Le Corbusier regarding the Capitol Complex.
The Governor requested authorities of all wings of Government i.e. Legislator, Judiciary and Executive to project future requirements of space and infrastructure, which can be planned well in time for making Chandigarh an excellent capital city. He was accompanied by Advisor, Sh Pradip Mehra, Home Secretary, Sh Ram Niwas, Secretary to the Governor, Sh MP Singh and Finance Secretary, Sh VK Singh along with other senior officials of administration.