HC reprimands DC,estate office for not sanctioning building plan

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday expressed displeasure on the delay being caused,despite court orders,by the UT Administration and Estate office in sanctioning the building plans of a local party.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:May 28, 2013 3:26 am

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday expressed displeasure on the delay being caused,despite court orders,by the UT Administration and Estate office in sanctioning the building plans of a local party.

On February 1,2012,the court had given the Administration a month to sanction the building plans of private party Punjab Medicine Traders.

Despite court directions,the administration failed to sanction the building plans within a month.

The court,on the last date of hearing,had summoned Deputy Commissioner Mohammed Shayin asking him to explain why contempt proceedings be not initiated against him. The same day,the administration had submitted that it would file a special leave petition (SLP) against the court’s order.

The UT Administration on Monday stated in court that the petitioner was at fault and that the administration had not disobeyed court orders.

Unimpressed with the change of stand,the court questioned why this was not explained to the court,on the last date of hearing.

Shayin,who was present in court,was given time to file a reply. The court had ordered that the petitioner should complete construction and obtain occupation certificate on or before March 31.

In case of any default on the part of the petitioner in submission of building plans in terms of the rules,the construction would lead to cancellation of plot,the court had ordered.

Alleging that court orders were not complied with,the petitioner again moved the high court,demanding contempt proceedings against the Chandigarh DC and estate officer.

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