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Thursday, 11 February 2021

HC warns CHB staff against delay in transferring flats

Saurabh Malik

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 10

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has warned the Chandigarh Housing Board of possible action against it officials in case of inordinate and unjustified delay in transferring of dwelling units despite completion of all requirements. The direction came as the High Court Division Bench of Justice Rajan Gupta and Justice Karamjit Singh also called for the details of matters pending before the board.

The Bench was hearing a petition filed by Pooja Mehta and another petitioner against the board and another petitioner. Appearing before the Bench through videoconferencing, counsel for the petitioners submitted that they had entered into a lease dated August 20, 2018, regarding a dwelling unit in the category of "economically weaker section" in Sector 63, Chandigarh. Despite the issuance of an NOC and various representations made to the housing board office, the dwelling unit was not transferred in their name. Their counsel further submitted that hyper-technical objections were being raised by the housing board staff one after the other.

Issuing a notice of motion to the respondents, the Bench asked the housing board to apprise the court whether other cases of similar nature were pending before it. In case of pending matters, the board was also asked to furnish the details.

The case will now come up for hearing next week.

from The Tribune

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