Illegal construction in minister’s govt house, UT officials stall it

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"We are looking into all the aspects of the matter for further action."

A visit to the house on Tuesday revealed that the construction material was lying in the house and the walls had been raised to a height more than permissible under norms.

Interestingly, while the UT officials are working at a snail's pace in the inquiry being conducted into the alleged vandalism of the house number 500 in Sector 16 which was allotted to the then DGP Punjab P S Gill, they have acted rather swiftly in this case.

Drive to check illegal practices

Significantly, the UT Administration's Engineering Department and the House Allotment Committee, which is responsible for allotting government accommodations in the city as per an applicant's seniority, recently launched a drive to check all illegal practices such as sub-letting of government houses, commercial activities being carried out from the residences and the building byelaw violations in government houses. Any complaint regarding sub-letting and misuse of the government accommodation could be forwarded to the office of the Executive Engineer, Capital Project Division No. 3, Sector 16, Chandigarh, or Superintendent, House Allotment Committee, 2nd floor, Estate Office Building, Sector 17, Chandigarh.

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