Chandigarh Housing Board has allowed need based changes in its DUs .
Chandigarh 28th November 2017: Chandigarh Housing Board has allowed need based changes in its DUs through various orders from time to time subject to conditions mentioned therein. There are many allottees who have already made additional constructions in their dwelling units which do not fulfill the conditions mentioned in need based changes orders and hence cannot be regularized. Further, many of the allottees have constructed chajjas/cantilevers/balconies outside the plotted area, which are projecting over govt. land.
Such allottees are approaching CHB for regularization of the same as the construction was done by them many years ago and any modification to such construction to bring it in accordance to the byelaws is not feasible at this stage.
Chandigarh housing board has deliberated on imposing a penal charge for encroachments on incidental spaces/govt. land and for additional constructions in its dwelling units which do not fulfill the conditions mentioned in need based changes orders @100/- (Rs. One hundred only) per Sq.ft. payable with immediate effect and subsequently once in the first month of every calendar year to give temporary exemption to allottees from immediate demolition, subject to the condition that despite the penal charge, the right of the govt. for unconditional access and use of the said spaces will be absolute for any issues such as maintenance etc. The penal charge has been imposed in view of the fact that encroachments on land outside the plotted area by the allottees cannot be regularized and also considering the fact that demolition of additional construction at a large scale may eventually be the only alternative and, in order to give some time to such allottees to remove these encroachments on govt. land/additional construction in theirs DUs, which are not in accordance with various need based changes orders. However, the allottees will be required to submit a certificate of structural stability to CHB from a qualified structural Engineer, having M.E. /M.Tech. registered with the Chandigarh Administration in the interest of safety of the occupants and in the interest of public safety.
Further, in view of the fact that EWS and LIG DUs are allotted to people belonging to the poor strata of society it has been decided to give a major rebate in the above said yearly penal charge to the allottees of DUs of EWS and LIG categories as well as a 10%-20% rebate to the allottees of other categories