The Chandigarh administration on Thursday issued orders to relieve assistant estate officer Prince Dhawan. The term of the 2012-batch Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram-Union Territories (AGMUT) officer expired on July 31 and he was set to get a two-month extension till September 30.
The orders were issued after Dhawan requested UT adviser Parimal Rai for relieving him. The administration has now withdrawn the request from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for his extension.
Dhawan, who was also the director information technology, was the nodal officer for the Conclusive Land Titling System, a pilot project of the ministry of rural development.
Chandigarh will be the first city in the country to introduce a Conclusive Land Titling System. After successful completion, the project will be replicated in other parts of the country.
Under the project, the department of information technology has mapped all the buildings — commercial, residential and government — green spaces and public utilities in Sector 16 and Bair Majra village in the first phase.
Around 10 sectors will be covered in the second phase starting from Sector 7. The entire city will be covered in phases.
Dhawan said: “I was being given only two months extension. There is no point in staying back for two more months.”
In the past, the administration gave extensions to AGMUT-cadre officers despite MHA repeatedly asking to relieve them after completion of their respective terms. Satya Gopal (1998 batch), Prerna Puri (2006 batch) and Tanvi Garg (2009 batch) overstayed in the city after getting extensions.