The Enforcement Wing of the Municipal Corporation is under the control of
Sh.Manoj Khatri, HCS, Joint Commissioner-I. The Department deals with the removal of unauthorized
temporary encroachments on the Municipal land in Chandigarh like removal
of obstructions and projections in and upon of the market places, verandah
and rehri/phari markets etc. Encroachments are removed Under Section 44
(n), 323 and 415 of the Punjab Municipal Corporation Act,1976 (Extension
to Chandigarh) Act, 1994. Under the said clauses, the Enforcement Staff
seized the articles of unauthorized occupants on the Municipal Land.
Further, these articles are released after imposing fine Under Section 388
of the act. The maximum fine is up to Rs. 500/- and Addl. Commissioner
Municipal Corporation, Joint Commissioner Municipal Corporation and
Secretary Municipal Corporation are empowered to impose the fine on the
seized articles. The seized articles are required to be got released by
the concerned within one month of its seizure. However, the articles are
kept in the Enforcement Store approximately two months and after that the
same are auctioned.