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Deputy Commissioner orders crackdown on illegally operational paying guest (PG) accommodations

Deputy Commissioner orders crackdown on illegally operational paying guest (PG) accommodations

 

Chandigarh, 24th February 2020: With a view to crackdown on the illegally operational paying guest (PG) accommodations in the city, the Deputy Commissioner Sh. Mandip Singh Brar, IAS, today presided over a meeting with all the SDMs and other concerned officials of the UT Administration.

The Deputy Commissioner directed the SDM's to constitute teams for carrying out the inspections in their respective areas. These teams would comprise of representative from different relevant departments. The SDMs will ensure immediate action in accordance with law on detection of illegal paying guest facilities.

Besides, All the SDMs will call a meeting with the different Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) as well as Police Officers in their respective jurisdiction today itself to gather information regarding the running of any illegal paying guest establishments and expedite the pending cases of illegal paying guest establishments and ensure prompt action against the erring entities within the next few days.

Dwelling upon the guidelines, the DC divulged that currently the guidelines for paying guest accommodation only provide for one time registration. He directed the Estate Office to send a proposal today itself for renewal of these registrations annually after due inspection of the premises.  

He also directed that the Estate Office to put in place a facilitative mechanism for speedy registration of all the entities who wish to legally register themselves as paying guest accommodation.

The DC further added that a call centre with Estate Office helpline number 1860-1802067 would be established where any citizen can call and provide information about any illegal paying guest facility. This call centre would immediately send the complaints to the concerned SDMs for immediate necessary action as per law.

The Deputy Commissioner also made it clear that the Estate Office will immediately move a proposal for making the fire NOC and periodical fire inspections mandatory in any paying guest accommodation so as to ensure the safety of the life and property.

 

Apart from this, All the tenants are to be registered with the police which would  regularly carry out checks and gather data about the number of tenants in a particular house. The SSP, Chandigarh would share the data of any abnormal number of tenants/guests with the concerned SDMs and also take independent action against them in accordance with the law.