Srinagar mayor seals Joint Commissioner’s office citing delay in granting building permissions

SRINAGAR: Acting Mayor of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Parvaiz Qadri on Wednesday sealed the office of the Joint Commissioner, Planning at the civic body, accusing the head of the section for delaying building permissions to applicants leading to mushrooming growth in illegal constructions.
“Yes, I have locked the office of Joint Commissioner, Planning. This officer is not fit to head such a crucial wing of the corporation,” Qadri told reporters. The acting mayor said he has already written to the Government twice to remove the officer.
“As per the mandate of law,  the SMC is bound to issue building permission within two weeks but most of the cases are pending with this section for months together,” he alleged. (AGENCIES)