The Hush Post|08:20am| 1-min-read
Soon, towns and villages of Kalka and Pinjore will not be a part of the Panchkula Municipal Corporation. The state Cabinet has given its nod to the Haryana Municipal Committee (Amendment) Act, 2018.
The Cabinet decided to hold elections for the Panchkula MC. A separate corporation or a municipal committee for Kalka and Pinjore would be formed.
The Cabinet also decided to get the pending cases in Ambala and Panchkula courts disposed of.
Kalka MLA Latika Sharma had written to the Haryana Government on September 17, 2017. She had asked the government to constitute a separate municipal committee for Kalka and Pinjore.
She had stated that development works in the two towns and adjoining villages had not been carried out. Their issues were not being resolved because sufficient time and money was not being devoted to these areas.
The government had constituted a committee, headed by a Divisional Commissioner to look into the issue. The committee had recommended setting up a separate municipal committee for Kalka and Pinjore.
howver, a former councillor, Satinder Tony, had challenged the demand of the Kalka MLA in the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
Tony had claimed that the committee constituted by the government had produced wrong population data. It was done to get a separate municipal committee constituted for Kalka and Pinjore, he had alleged.
The matter is subjudice and the case is to come up for further hearing on January 28.
Panchkula Municipal Corporation
The Panchkula MC was set up in 2012 by including Kalka, Pinjore and 42 villages. The Raipur Rani, Barwala, Kalka, Pinjore, Morni and Panchkula areas come under the MC.
Elections to the Panchkula MC were held in 2013 after the formation of wards on the basis of the 2011 census.