The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) will take a call on extension of deadline for regularisation of need-based changes in its board meeting on March 9.
Recently, the CHB had proposed to extend the deadline to December 31, 2021, after it expired on December 31, 2020. The proposal went to the UT administration for approval, but it had asked the CHB to decide. CHB officials will now place this agenda item in the board meeting.
The CHB has already ruled changes carried out in flats by allottees, which do not meet the criteria fixed by the administration in its notification of need-based changes, will still be termed as violations. The board had asked the allottees to apply for regularisation after paying some charges.
In 2019, the administration had decided not to provide a one-time amnesty for large scale violations by allottees. The administration and the CHB had already termed these need-based changes as violations.
UT administrator V P Singh Badnore had earlier decided to extend the deadline of allowing need-based changes, which had ended on December 31, 2018, to December 31, 2020.
The administration had also clarified that additional constructions in the dwelling units of CHB flats are given temporary exemption from immediate demolition, subject to payment of penal charges. The charges are imposed in view of the fact that demolition of additional construction at a large scale may eventually be the only alternative, however, the allottees may get some time to rectify these violations in conformity with the needbased changes orders, the administration had clarified.
Over the years, residents of 50,000 CHB flats have made need-based changes in their flats. However, UT administration had not regularised these changes and had issued notices to most of the allottees, who are demanding regularisation of need-based changes.