UT yet to define PGs; file still pending with Finance Dept

Even after two years,the UT Administration is still struggling to define a paying guest accommodation.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: May 1, 2013 1:58:22 am

Even after two years,the UT Administration is still struggling to define a paying guest accommodation.

This is despite the fact that several reminders have been sent to the UT Finance Department by the Estate Office,which in turn had already sent the file to the Legal Remembrancer.

However,the UT officials even after getting a legal opinion are still to take a call on this matter.

As per the estimates,the city has over 550 paying guest accommodations located in different sectors including Sectors 15,19,22,27,32,35,40 and 44,of which only a dozen are registered.

As per the rules,those running PG accommodations in the city have to get themselves registered with the Estate Office.

A notification in this regard was issued in September 2006.

Later,an amendment to the notification allowed owners of houses of 7.5 marla or more to run paying guest accommodations,or PGs.

In the original notification,only owners of bigger houses were allowed to run PGs. PG owners will have to pay electricity and water bills at commercial rates.

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