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Chandigarh: Segregated waste collection in southern sectors from today
Mon, Mar 01, 2021

Around 150 twin bin hopper tippers will carry out waste collection in southern sectors. Only segregated waste will be accepted, else it will be followed by penalty.

Chandigarh RWAs oppose water hike, demand to replicate Delhi’s water supply model
Mon, Mar 01, 2021

J S Gogia, General Secretary, sounded the bugle on the issue of increase in rates of petrol, diesel, gas, transportation, logistics as well as hike in rates of water and its impact on the everyday life of citizens.

Chandigarh: ‘No restrictions yet; mobile testing, vaccination sites to be increased’
Sat, Feb 27, 2021

The UT Administrator directed that the mobile teams for Covid-19 testing must be sent to crowded places, such as Apni Mandis, bus stands, railway station, Sukhna Lake, Rose Festival venue and such other places, where people gather in large number.

After spending Rs 2.10 cr of public money, Chandigarh civic body junks GPS watches
Thu, Feb 25, 2021

To monitor the field staff, the Chandigarh civic body took GPS watches on a monthly rent of Rs 17.5 lakh.

Mumbai-based firm among 5 agencies seeking to restore Capitol Complex
Thu, Feb 25, 2021

The work of restoration, preservation, conservation and management of Capitol Complex which comprises Punjab and Haryana Civil Secretariat building has to be carried out for Rs 25.51 crore.

Chandigarh Deputy Commissioner raids estate office, orders dismissal of employee
Thu, Feb 25, 2021

Chandigarh Deputy Commissioner–cum estate officer Mandip Singh Brar ordered dismissal of an employee in a surprise check conducted at the UT estate office here on Wednesday afternoon. Employees of the estate office were in for a shock on Wednesday when they found Brar had raided their office. The Deputy Commissioner when asked one employee as […]

Registered and missed vaccination? Now, walk in to receive Covid-19 vaccine shot
Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Those who are registered on the COWIN mobile application and miss their vaccination appointment can walk in at the health centres to get themselves immunised.

First allotment post-Covid: 20 PhD students allotted hostels on day one at Panjab University
Tue, Feb 23, 2021

The hostels that have reopened are for those students who had enrolled before March 23, 2020, but couldn’t be allotted hostels as the university shut down due to COVID.

Repair of roads: Chandigarh residents’ top priority for councillors
Mon, Feb 22, 2021

Residents of Hallomajra too sent in pictures of broken roads in the internal lanes. Tiles were kept alongside in the lanes. Also, another resident mentioned that roads in Industrial Area Phase I is in bad condition near colony number 4.

To put end to proxy attendance, Chandigarh Housing Board office to install face scanners
Sat, Feb 20, 2021

As many as 100 employees of the Chandigarh Housing Board were issued warning notices by then chief executive officer of the board. The CEO had even found most of the employees missing during office hours, resulting in public dealing being hampered.

On Chandigarh councillors’ list of priorities: Pavers and tiles, not broken roads
Sat, Feb 20, 2021

As the councillors couldn’t get the works done last year due to Covid, each was asked to send in a list of priority works, which they wish to get it done in Rs 30 lakh first. A copy of the list is with The Indian Express.

Sampark centres to accept payments on behalf of CHB from today
Wed, Feb 17, 2021

The Sampark Centers will start accepting CHB payments from February 17, for cash payments upto Rs 5,000.

Graveyard of files: ‘Estate office needs major overhaul’
Tue, Feb 16, 2021

Even as the Chandigarh Administration says that digitisation is the only way to check corruption, residents, architects and experts suggest ways to check it.

Chandigarh: Two rounds of digitisation and now a third, but glitches remain
Sat, Feb 13, 2021

In 2004-05, the Chandigarh Administration had announced digitisation of files with the estate office to reduce public interface. In a tie-up with Bank of India, an agency was hired to digitise around 60,000 files. However, the work was left midway.

Chandigarh Admin issues showcause notices to several officials
Sat, Feb 13, 2021

The Indian Express in a series of reports had tracked paperwork stuck at the UT estate department.

10 years of running around, and then back to square one
Fri, Feb 12, 2021

The Indian Express tracked the case of Harvinderjit Kaur, who had applied for a completion certificate of her booth in Sector 20C a decade ago, in February 2011.

Chandigarh: Municipal Corporation allocates Rs 25 lakh for Rose Garden upgradation
Fri, Feb 12, 2021

Earlier, a budget of Rs 89 lakh was allocated for rose festival. However, in view of the pandemic, it was decided that only symbolic celebrations will be held as the councillors had opposed the expenditure on the festival and had suggested that the same amount be spent on development works in the ward.

Chandigarh: At Administrator’s advisory council meet, no ‘conclusive decisions’, a lavish lunch
Thu, Feb 11, 2021

Senior officers remained tight-lipped on being asked about what decisions were taken and which important issues were discussed at the meeting.

Chandigarh: Meeting after 17 months, advisory council members come up with multiple suggestions
Thu, Feb 11, 2021

The meeting started with the Administrator paying tribute to officials and workers who toiled hard to fight Covid-19 in the city.

Quest for ownership certificate: Days become months, long hunt for a file, then re-applying again
Thu, Feb 11, 2021

Even entry to the estate office building is now possible only by online appointment, which takes around 10-12 days. Interestingly, you need an online appointment every time you go to check the status of your file being delayed by officials themselves.

At Chandigarh estate office: ‘4 baje aana…deal ho jaayegi,’ official tells applicant waiting to receive certificate 5 yrs on
Wed, Feb 10, 2021

The Indian Express accompanied Kuljit Singh, an architect in his late 60s, who has been trying to obtain an occupation certificate for his client Roopa Sharma, owner of a house in Sector 34, since February 8, 2016.

Master plan committee: Chandigarh Admin insisting on project despite urban planning dept’s objection
Tue, Feb 09, 2021

The committee said that the need of the hour is to focus on public transport, pedestrians and non-motorised transport.

Dumped or declared ‘not traceable’ — files take years to be approved
Mon, Feb 08, 2021

Getting permissions from the estate office is a test of patience and nerves. While the UT Administration may make tall claims of digitisation, one needs to wait for countless hours, and make innumerable visits to the estate office to be seen and heard by the officials.

Citing example of scheme for ‘urban poor’, Chandigarh councillors seek housing for themselves
Sat, Feb 06, 2021

In the Budget meeting on Friday, BJP councillors proposed to keep a provision of Rs 3 crore fund for this housing scheme as of now, which may be later enhanced as the work progresses.

Just Rs 502 crore in hand, Chandigarh civic body passes Rs 1,627 crore budget
Sat, Feb 06, 2021

The Municipal Corporation's own expected revenue is really low as compared to the budget it has prepared. From petrol pumps, the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation aims to earn Rs 130 crore while from property tax it expects to earn Rs 50 crore.

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