Perturbed at the slow pace of work in the city,the Federation of Sectors Welfare Association (FOSWAC),Chandigarh,has decided to approach the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for the revival of the post of Chief Commissioner in the city.
A resolution to this effect was passed in a meeting held on Sunday. It was also decided that the long pending grievances of the city residents will be taken up with the MHA for issuance of instructions to the Administration.
The members of FOSWAC opined that the Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Shivraj V Patil was inaccessible. A need for having Chief Commissioner in the city was highlighted. The members then passed a resolution that the MHA would be approached for this
The members were of the view that the concept of participatory democracy is lacking in the Administration as the voice of the FOSWAC which comprises of sixty different resident welfare associations representing a large segment of people is being ignored.
The members criticised the delays being caused by the Administration in addressing problems like improvement of amenities like roads,sewerage system,primary health centres,etc. The issue of relaxing building bylaws and regularisation of need-based changes has been pending for some time.
Power shortage and non-implementation of guidelines for paying guest accommodation were among the other issues highlighted.