Two months after MC approval, admn fails to notify citizen charter

  • Hillary Victor, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Nov 17, 2015 09:07 IST

More than two months after the municipal corporation House approved the citizen charter Act with a lot of fanfare and a promise to implement it from October 1, the UT administration has yet to notify it.

The MC House also approved a penalty of Rs 10 per day on the officers responsible for delaying the work. Councillors say the administration doesn’t want to make the officers accountable.

Speaking to HT, MC commissioner Bhawna Garg said, “We are waiting for the notification from the UT administration.”

Former mayor Subhash Chawla said, “When it comes to issuing notifications regarding burdening the people in the form of new taxes, the administration is quick, but is least bothered when it comes to residents’ welfare.”

BJP councillor Satinder Singh said they would take up the issue in the coming House meeting.

On September 8, the MC House approved the citizen charter, fixing the time frame for all kinds of civic works.

The House also approved that if an officer got fined 20 times, prodisciplinary action would be taken against him or her, besides adverse remarks in his annual confidential report (ACR).

The details of all the citizen charter will be put on website

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