DW BUREAU / CHANDIGARH
Governor of Punjab and Administrator, UT, Chandigarh, VP Singh Badnore The Administrator presiding over the conference, has emphasized on the primary objective of the conference is to advise, devise and innovate and to ensure better coordination and liaison between the Armed Forces and the Civilian Authorities.
Presiding over the 9th Civil Military Liaison Conference, he expressed his satisfaction over the action taken by Chandigarh Administration pertaining to the conversion of Welfare Housing Organization (AWHO) land in Sector-44 A Chandigarh from lease to freehold, identification of posts reserved for ex-servicemen and general upkeep and maintenance of Service Married Quater areas in Sector 31 and Sector 47 etc.
During the meeting, various ongoing matters were also discussed with the Western Command including demolition of unauthorised construction around Air Force Station, connectivity of Chandigarh to International Airport and foliage and vegetation and drainage clearance near Behlana gate of Air Force Station, Chandigarh etc.
The Western Command included compliance of Punjab Ex Servicemen Rules 1982 for recruitment in Chandigarh Police, re-designation of Zila Sainik Welfare Office Chandigarh as Department of Sainik Welfare etc. The Chandigarh Administration assured that these matters will be examined and taken up on priority.
The Chandigarh Administration also requested Western Command to share their expertise in the up gradation of War Memorial, Sector-3, Chandigarh, training of the police personnel of Chandigarh Administration by the military authorities regarding use of latest arms and ammunitions, disaster
Manoj Parida, Adviser to the Administrator, emphasized the need for coordination between the civil and military authorities.
Army Commander, Headquarter Western Command Lt Gen Surinder Singh, shared his overwhelming support which had been received from Chandigarh Administration on different matters of concern, and the officials had been supporting in resolving the matters of mutual