Kharar MC to computerise land records

The Kharar Municipal Council (MC) on Monday unanimously decided to computerise the revenue records of land owned by it to check the incidence of encroachment and secure the municipal properties.

A resolution to this effect was adopted at a general House meeting, chaired by its acting president Roshan Lal, said MC Executive Officer (EO) V K Gupta.

Gupta said the civic body agreed with the report submitted by its Engineering Wing that in the absence of a ready reckoner of its properties, not only does the related information sought by the government gets delayed but also certain pieces of land in villages within the municipal limits, gets encroached upon.

In another decision, the MC proposed to hire a private firm for numbering afresh all the residential units and houses in the municipal limits.

At present, the properties in the township are not numbered in an orderly manner, which results in several misunderstandings and chances of duplicity in records.

The decision was taken on the orders received by the Local Government Directorate, added Gupta.

The EO said the civic body had also agreed to pay its share of Rs 60,000 as part of the expenditure incurred on holding a Sangat Darshan programme for Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal in Mohali on January 17.

The MC also decided to press into service tankers for supplying water for drinking purposes to areas facing acute water shortage.

Fogging and spraying of insecticides to check the breeding of mosquitoes and flies was also approved.

MC employees withdraw strike
EO V K Gupta confirmed that according to the mutual compromise reached between the warring factions of the Municipal Employees' Union and MC vice-president Jai Bhagwan Singla on Friday evening, the civic body employees had withdrawn their indefinite strike and resumed work on Monday. The employees were protesting against the surprise check of their attendance by Singla and termed it as "undue interference" in municipal affairs.

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