Patil’s advisory council may be reconstituted with same members

After the UT Administrator Advisory Council’s (AAC) term ended recently,now the UT Administration has yet again started the process of re-constituting it for another two-year term.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: April 25, 2013 2:00 am

After the UT Administrator Advisory Council’s (AAC) term ended recently,now the UT Administration has yet again started the process of re-constituting it for another two-year term.

However,instead of getting new members on board,the officials are making efforts to bring on the same set of 42 members.

Sources in the UT Administration say that a letter in this regard has already been written and sent to the UT Administrator Shivraj Patil for the final nod.

This is despite the fact that the present council has not served any purpose in the last three years,and no substantial suggestions have been given by the council.

The present council was constituted on April 1,2010 for a period of two years. After its first term ended in 2012,on the directions of the UT Administrator,the term was extended for another year for the council.

The last meeting of the Advisory Council was held on November 30,2012. So far,six meetings of the council had been held in the last three years.

The nine standing committees constituted include Education,Urban Infrastructure for the City,Environment,Health,Urban Planning & Heritage Preservation,Law and Order,Sports,Transport and Traffic Management,under the members of the council has failed to put forth their suggestions in the council’s meeting so far. In fact most of the standing committees have not met even once in the last three years.

The members of the AAC are from different fields of life,including academicians,politicians,industrialists,retired bureaucrats and planners.

As per the guidelines framed by the Administration for the Advisory Council,the members of the council are nominated by the UT Administrator from amongst the persons belonging to different sections of the society,generally residing in the Union Territory of Chandigarh. The term of the council will be for two years. No TA/DA is paid to the members for attending the meeting of the council.

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