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Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Employees want rates reconsidered

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 24

Rejecting the proposals of the Administration, representatives of the UT employees have requested the authorities to reconsider the rates of land and construction price offered under the UT Employees Self-Financing Housing Scheme, 2008.

Following the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the UT Administration held a meeting with representatives of the employees on November 17. The Administration offered a price range for flats under the scheme and requested the employees to give their consent at the earliest so that they could move the Ministry of Home Affairs for an approval.

In a letter to the UT Adviser, employees' representatives Dr Dharmender Shastri, Balwinder Singh and Dr Brahmprakash Yadav said: "Finding the rates not viable and acceptable, the employees have shown their inability to accept the same."

They said: "A majority of the successful applicants in all four categories under the scheme have raised serious concern about the exorbitant rates of land and the proposed rate of constructions, which are in variance with the cost of flats offered to the employees in 2008."

They said they were not at fault and paid the earnest money well before the date and the whole fault lies with CHB and Administration. Therefore, they cannot be burdened with such exaggerated rates.

Around 4,000 flats were to be built in Sectors 52, 53 and 56 by the Chandigarh Housing Board for government employees as part of a scheme launched in 2008.

A draw of lots was held in 2010, in which 3,930 employees among 7,827 applicants were selected.

from The Tribune

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