Two days after the Central Club in Sector 9 was sealed amidst allegations that the other clubs,including the Golf Club,is being given preferential treatment by the UT Administration,the UT officials today set the record straight.
For getting clarity on the lease amount that has to be charged from the Chandigarh Golf Club,the UT administration is studying the Delhi Golf Club pattern.
According to officials the lease of the Delhi Golf Club has been recently updated and the Chandigarh Administration has already got all the necessary documents and will be studying how the lease amount is being calculated there vis-a-vis the total area the club has in proportion to the built up area etc.
Says UT Advisor K K Sharma,Last week we received the documents from the Delhi Golf Club. The concerned officials will be studying those and accordingly we will see what we can imbibe from their pattern.
On Friday,a team of UT officials went to take possession of the Central Club,but its members alleged that while the CGC holds land measuring 132 acres,the Chandigarh Club occupies 8.85 acres. Central Club has in its possession two acres of public land and still the UT Administration has turned a blind eye towards the other two and the lease money that the two owe. Despite holding the largest chunk of land amongst the three clubs,the CGC continues to pay a meagre Rs 8,200 per month as rent for building while the other two clubs are being asked to pay hefty rents.
For 132 acres,CGC is paying a lease money of a mere Rs 3,960 per annum which comes to Rs 330 per month. The agreement of the CGC with the Administration lapsed in 2008,after which authorities fixed the new rent at Rs 33,45,268 per month.
The decision was conveyed to the club but even today,the revised rent has not been enforced. Moreover,the lease that expired in 2008 has not been revised till date.
On the other hand,the rent of Chandigarh Club is Rs 1,46,078 per month since 2005 with an increment of 5% annually while the Central Club has been asked to pay Rs 1,31,947 per month.
There is no escalation clause in the agreement with the CGC while it has been forced on the other two clubs.