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Govt seeks 3 months to scrutinise applications of marriage palaces

The govt,a month ago,had sealed 15 marriage palaces under GMADA and PDA.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: September 25, 2012 6:44:09 am

The govt,a month ago,had sealed 15 marriage palaces under GMADA and PDA

THE Punjab government on Monday sought three months from the Punjab and Haryana High Court to scrutinise applications of various marriage palaces in the state that do not have the necessary clearances.

The development comes on a day when a few marriage palace owners moved the high court challenging its earlier order ordering the sealing of marriage palaces that do not have the requisite clearances. The application will come up for resumed hearing on Tuesday.

The court on Monday reiterated that the state should uniformly decide representations of the marriage palace owners. On the last date of hearing,September 17,the Punjab government was given a go ahead to de-seal the marriage palaces. The High Court had also made it clear that strict action will taken against concerned government officers,who fail to take action against marriage palaces running without clearances.

The court had also remarked that a certificate will be taken from the concerned officer who gives a go ahead to a marriage palace. The Bench observed that the claims of an officer will be verified by senior functionaries and if it was found that a marriage palace has been allowed to run,without necessary certificates,action will be taken.

The Punjab government,a month back,had sealed 15 marriage palaces falling in the jurisdiction of the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) and the Patiala Development Authority (PDA).

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