Members of the Federation of Sector Welfare Associations (Foswac) held a meeting to discuss various issues pertaining to the city at community centre, Sector 35, here on Sunday.
Foswac is an umbrella organisation of 60 different residents' welfare associations in the city.
The meeting, which was held under the chairmanship of PC Sanghi, discussed the long-pending issue of regularisation of need-based changes in the houses allotted by the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) in various parts of the city. Other issues such as transfer of houses to General Power Of Attorney (GPA) holders before November 2011, transfer of houses and their conversion into freehold by delinking the need-based changes were also discussed.
Sanghi said, “I have taken up these issues at different levels in the administration and also raised them in the Administrator's Advisory Council meeting held in November, but no progress has been made in the matter.”
The members expressed their anguish against the apathetic and anti-people attitude of the authorities. They also condemned the attitude of the elected councillors of the municipal corporation (MC) for creating ruckus and even resorting to manhandling in the House meeting on May 24, instead of pursuing the development agenda for the benefit of people.
The members were of the view that the MC authorities have not learnt any lessons from the water problems faced by people last year. The tall claims of the MC to ease the problem of low-water pressure at upper floors of the houses have fallen flat as the problem still persists in a number of sectors, colonies and villages.