12012018-CT-01.qxd 1/12/2018 12:07 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE FRIDAY | 12 JANUARY 2018 | CHANDIGARH Road safety exhibition Bumpy ride for motorists Fitness on his mind Two-day exhibition on road safety concludes at Panjab University. P2 Roads in Industrial Area are in a dilapidated condition, giving people a bumpy ride. P4 Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma says his focus is to be mentally, physically fit. P6 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 21°C MIN 7°C | YESTERDAY MAX 21.7°C MIN 6.6°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 5.42 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 7.20 AM CHB bans transfer of property on GPA Nature’s art Interpretations of SC order leave allottees in lurch Ramkrishna Upadhyay Tribune News Service With the sky in its backdrop, a tree makes for a beautiful view on a winter morning at the Government College of Art, Sector 10, in Chandigarh on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN What a waste, civic body style After spending ~2.20 crore, MC Commissioner says buy bigger bins SEGREGATION OF WASTE Sandeep Rana Tribune News Service Chandigarh, January 11 After spending a whopping Rs 2.20 crore on small-sized coloured bins for waste segregation, the local Municipal Corporation now says these were only “ceremonial” and people may buy new ones to start segregation. With the waste segregation project failing to take off, the MC conducted a survey on January 5, 6 and 7 to take a feedback from the public to know the reason. MC Commissioner Jitender Yadav said the public felt the bins were too small and even if they gave segregated waste to the collectors, they mixed it up. “On the small size, we told them the distribution of bins was only ceremonial. People may buy new ones for segregation,” said Yadav. Besides, the logic of starting waste segregation is being questioned in the light of the fact that the garbage processing plant is not working properly. Even the compost plant is not completely ready. The bins were bought during the tenure of the then MC Commissioner, B Purushartha, in June last year, but till date, the project has failed to take off properly despite several awareness programmes. continued on page 2 Former Punjab Governor Chhibber’s wife dead Tribune News service Chandigarh, January 11 Rama Chhibber (78), wife of a former Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Lt Gen BKN Chhibber (retd), died here today. She is survived by her husband, a son and a daughter. Rama was the daughter of BNS Dutt, a renowned agriculturist of Ferozepur district in Punjab, who did his BSc in Agriculture Sciences from California in 1925. The cremation will take place at the Mani Majra cremation ground tomorrow at 4 pm. Meanwhile, Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore mourned Rama’s death. In his condolence message, Badnore expressed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and prayed to the Almighty to grant eternal peace to the departed soul. “By virtue of being the First Lady, she had worked hard towards raising the social and financial status of the underprivileged and downtrodden. She was a great philanthropist involved in large number of social welfare projects in Chandigarh,” Badnore said. POWER SHUTDOWN MOHALI 10 am to 5 pm: Parts of Sector 71 and nearby areas c m y b Chandigarh, January 11 Thousands of property owners have been left in the lurch as the Chandigarh Housing Board has stopped the transfer of property on the basis of the general power of attorney (GPA) and the special power of attorney (SPA). The CHB action comes after the UT Finance Department issued directions to all departments that no transfer of title or mutation shall be carried out merely on the basis of the GPA and the SPA. The wills executed along with such GPA/SPA shall also not be considered for effecting the mutation. Interestingly, the Finance Department has issued the order in pursuance of the same judgment of the Supreme Court dated October 11, 2011, passed in the case of Suraj Lamp and Industries Pvt Ltd vs the State of Haryana under which the CHB had been allowing the transfer since 2015. The two different interpretations of the Supreme Court order has left the owners of CHB flats in a fix. The Finance Department, quot- ing the order, issued directions on December 19, 2017, to the Estate Office, the MC and the CHB that the UT GPA/SPA cannot be treated as an instrument of transfer of title as per the Transfer of Property Act. According to the directions, “No transfer of title or mutation will be carried out merely on the basis of GPA/ SPA. However, these instruments — GPA, SPA and will — can be used for getting the conveyance of the title deed registered.” Sources said acting on the directions, the CHB had stopped all transfers with immediate effect. More than 1,000 cases pending under the Tatkal scheme had also been put on hold. The CHB, in its policy approved in 2015, allowed transfers of dwelling units based on GPA transactions, where GPA/SPA and agreement to sell/will were executed on or before October 11, 2011. While Chairman of the CHB Maninder Singh could not be contacted, Finance Secretary Ajoy Kumar Sinha said the directions had been issued as per the order of the Supreme Court. JD Gupta, property consultant, said the Finance Department should allow the transfer of property on the basis of GPA prepared before October 2011 as per the order of the Supreme Court. He said the decision would result in a revenue loss to the government and would also increase litigation. Boy kidnapped, thrashed, dumped at Hallo Majra Chandigarh, January 11 Unidentified persons have been booked for kidnapping a 14-year-old boy from outside a government school in Sector 32 and later dropping him at the Hallo Majra light point after thrashing him. Complainant Rajesh Kumar, a resident of Phase I, Ram Darbar, reported that four unknown persons kidnapped his son from outside Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 32, in a silver Indica car on Wednesday. Sources said as soon as the victim came out of the school after attending classes, a miscreant asked him to accompany him up to a car and then kidnapped him. The complainant alleged that his son was thrashed in the car and later dropped at the Hallo Majra chowk. The boy returned home and narrated the incident to his father who then approached the police. The sources said there was some dispute over sending WhatsApp messages following which the victim was kidnapped. “The victim had sent some WhatsApp messages to someone following which the accused kidnapped him,” the sources said. A case has been registered. — TNS
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