As per latest reports, former Punjab CMs will soon get residences in Chandigarh. The Punjab government will soon offer official residence to all the former Punjab Chief Ministers in the state capital Chandigarh. The Punjab government is searching for appropriate accommodations in Chandigarh for the former Chief Ministers of Punjab in the city’s posh sectors.
Who will benefit from the move?
The move to offer official residence to all the former Punjab CMs in the state capital Chandigarh, it is believed that ex-CM Parkash Singh Badal and Rajinder Kaur Bhattal are going to benefit from the move. It must be noted that after losing the 2017 Assembly elections, Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, ex-Chief Minister, Punjab had to vacate her official residence in Sector-2, Chandigarh. In addition to Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, ex-Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, too had to search for an accommodation in Chandigarh after demitting the office. After losing the Punjab elections when ex-CM Parkash Singh Badal had to vacate the official accommodation in Chandigarh and had to search for an accommodation in Chandigarh, Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh offered free accommodation to ex-CM Parkash Singh Badal. Ex-CM Parkash Singh Badal rejected the offer made by Capt Amarinder Singh of free accommodation in Chandigarh.
Accommodations for former Chief Ministers of Punjab
It was reported that an old legislation is believed to be restored through an amendment to successfully materialize the aim of offering official abodes to all the former Punjab CMs in the state capital Chandigarh. The legislation, with a provision to allow the government to extend facilities is believed to be amended. This provision, which also included an official bungalow to former Chief Ministers, is believed to be restored through an amendment for offering official accommodations to the former Chief Ministers.
Where will be these official accommodations in Chandigarh?
A lot of discussions have been held in the past few days with regards to this context. After the meetings between the Department of General Administration and the Home Department, it was directed to the departments to identify around four houses to be allotted officially to the former Chief Ministers. It was reported that following an initial inspection, ascertaining the security part of these identified houses has been asked by the Home Department.
Source: The Tribune