The 5% discretionary quota for admn in CHB residences may be phased out.

The decision to abolish the 5% discretionary quota was made at the December 2020 meeting . The matter was discussed at a recent meeting hosted by UT adviser-cum-CHB chairman Dharam Pal .

Chandigarh: In allotment of houses under the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) schemes, the UT administration has decided to eliminate the 5% discretionary quota of the UT administrator.The UT Administration has given its permission to the decision made in the CHB board of directors meeting in December 2020, which was held under the chairmanship of ex CHB chairman Manoj Parida.The decision to abolish the 5% discretionary quota was made at the December 2020 meeting.Since then, the commission had been waiting for the vote.

The boards 2020 meeting decision was ratified at the meeting and was then submitted to the UT administrator for final approval, according to a senior UT official.Banwari Lal Purohit, the board's administrator, will make a final call.There were categories in which the administrator could exercise his discretion to allot flats to persons who had made outstanding contributions to the protection of human life, war widows and widows of defence personnel, and people with a 50 percent or more disability in war, counter-insurgency, or counter-terrorism activities, according to Chapter 26 of the CHB allotment rules 1979.