Federation of Sectors Welfare Association Chandigarh (FOSWAC) has started a Facebook page wherein the complains and suggestions of the residents can be received. The complaints would be summarised fortnightly and appropriate action will be taken.
The decision was taken in a meeting of the FOSWAC held on Sunday. It was opined that with a large number of resident welfare associations being members,a Facebook page would facilitate in sharing problems and finding solutions. An RTI cell has also been created.
The members strongly opposed the proposal to levy additional property tax on residential property beyond Rs 1 per square yard as had been approved. The members stated that instead of putting the tax burden on the common people,MC should take prompt action to collect an amount of Rs 44 crore through recovery of pending taxes on commercial property,water bills,Verka booths and liquor vends on MC. It was said that the MC should also fix responsibility for the loss of Rs 2.61 crore on account of the decision of the Arbitration Tribunal to pay the amount to the contractual agency to whom the multilevel parking was allotted by MC.
The members criticised the attitude of the Chandigarh Housing Board in
not addressing the long pending problems of the residents. It was further informed that only 380 of the 1566 neighbourhood parks had been taken over by the resident welfare associations. The members were urged to take over more parks for maintenance.