WE have our regd association RWA in our colony. Dispute arose on raising of water charges from 6.36 to Rs 8,whereas HUDA in Panchkula charges Rs 5/-. WE projected the case to Urban Housing Minister thru CM Window as he also happens to be CM of a State.This case was marked to Dir General Town and Country planning and that is where it rests till date. In meanwhile to avoid any problem on water supply due to non payment we collectively paid bills @ of old rates ei Rs 6.36 without adding GST and sent bank draft to company along with list of members who paid as collective bill. Coloniser refused to accept drafts as he says he gave water connection to individuals and will not accept collective bank draft .After returning the bank draft his site maanger writes to individual house owners and our RWA members that if they dont pay water bills individually he will cut water connection to their houses. WE sent Email to DC and DCP Panchkula that Human Right Viokation is likely to uccur in case water connection to houses is disconected. No response from them till date. State Govt is yet to decide on rates of water and also on applicability of GST on piped watrer supply to pvt colonies approved by DGTCP(Is GST applicable to piped water supply by pvt coloniser? In Panchkula GST is not charged).This colony is also now part of MC Panchkula Ward No. 6. Is RWA correct in filing criminal case against builder and or his emplyee who issued threatening letter for disconnectiong water connection ? If so under what section of IPC.
Regards and thanks to lawyers fraternity for assisting the public.
“The rates have been increased as there is a huge expenditure on the water supply. Since the rates have been hiked, I suggest HUDA should now improve the water supply. If the supply improves, people will not mind paying more,”