Chandigarh: Councillors meet adviser over poor signage, honorarium

The issues related to demarcation of boundary line between children’s burial ground at the crematorium in Sector 25 and forest land was also discussed.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:November 3, 2016 5:10 am

A DELEGATION of 11 councillors, including nominated ones, met UT Adviser Parimal Rai at his office here on Wednesday and told him that the condition of signage in the city was very poor. “Existing signage of heritage value should be restored to its original glory. New signage is needed in new sectors, villages and colonies,” said a councillor. The nominated councillors also raised the point that honorarium in Punjab was Rs 15,000 whereas theirs was still Rs 10,000.

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Rai was told that as the Chandigarh MC was managing primary health and primary education, only part of the functions was with them and rest with the administration. Following this incomplete division, the MC was facing difficulty in managing primary health and education properly. So, the councillors said that either the functions be given to the MC or be taken back from them completely.

A representation was also made to the adviser. “A considerable number of trees are dead in the city and they are posing great danger to life and property of residents. Also, residents of Deep Complex at Hallo Majra are having no roads and the Chandigarh MC had prepared a proposal to pave streets of that area with paver blocks. The proposal was submitted to Administration to get it done,” the representation stated.

The issues related to demarcation of boundary line between children’s burial ground at the crematorium in Sector 25 and forest land was also discussed.

Those who met the adviser were nominated councillors Surinder Bahga, MP Kohli, Babu Lal, Aruna Goel, Major(retired) DS Sandhu, Dr Amrit Tiwari and elected councillors Hardeep Singh, Rajinder Rattu, Asha Jaswal, Raj Bala Malik and Satish Kainth.