The Citizens Welfare Association (CWA),Panchkula,has sought that the government replace the boards of councilors of the Panchkula Municipal Council,stating that these boards are misleading as the council has been converted into a corporation a long time ago.
The chairman-cum-president of the Action Committee,CWA,S K Nayar,said that the matter was earlier brought before the notice of senior government officials,but no action has been taken on it. The Municipal Council (MC) had been converted into the Municipal Corporation on 11 August 2011. When there is no Municipal Council (MC) in existence,why is it that the ward-wise boards of councillors have still not been replaced? he said.
These boards are in fact misguiding and misleading as the delimitation of wards of the corporation has been done a long time ago and the Municipal Council had put up these display boards indicating the name of the councillor with ward number on these boards for the convenience of the public at the time the council was in existence. However,now there remains no existence of the councilors in the township at all. Thus,these display boards,indicating the wards and councillor of the wards,are quite irrelevant and are required to be removed immediately, he said.
He said that the removal of the boards has become all the more important as the State Election Commission has declared the Corporation elections and fixed the date for the elections on June 2. Nayar said that earlier,the Punjab and Haryana High Court had also issued the directions that the boards that have been set up should be removed immediately by the administration. Nayar said that the government should initiate a penal action under the defacement act as these boards have been allowed unathorisedly. The action committee of CWA is requesting the Haryana government time and again that it should take the firm and bold steps to remove the boards at once and should work for free and fair elections in Panchkula, he said.