Press Esc to close
Wednesday 29 July 2015
News updated at 2:34 AM IST
Weather
Max: 19°C
Min : 32°C
In Bengaluru
Rain lightly

Betterment charges to give permanent khata

Last updated: 23 October, 2010
Bangalore, October 22, DHNS:

But revenue land must still be regularised under Akrama-Sakrama

As the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) gears up to implement betterment charges, citizens may heave a sigh of relief as B khata owners can now get a permanent title deed, A khata, by paying the same.

However, senior BBMP officials have placed a rider by stating that ‘A’ khata alone cannot be considered as regularising the property. “Even if they pay the betterment charges and get their ‘B’ khata converted into ‘A’ khata, property owners will still have to get their land regularised under Akrama-Sakrama,” informed a Palike official.

The ‘A’ khata will give the citizens right to display their name in the revenue pockets of the City, largely located on the outskirts of the Palike jurisdiction.

As part of the betterment charges, the Taxation and Finance Committee has proposed a series of improvement rates to be implemented on converted revenue land.

According to the Committee’s proposal, owners of converted revenue sites measuring 222.96 sq m (60 x 40) will be charged Rs 250 per sq m, while those owning 111 sq m (30 x 40) will be burdened with Rs 200 per sq m. While the proposal is not final, it is likely to be placed before the BBMP Council for approval.

Revenue downsized

Meanwhile, senior officials in the BBMP have downsized the expected revenue from the betterment charges with only six months left to accrue the revenue. Moreover, the BBMP does not have a survey of the converted revenue land in its jurisdiction of 800 sq km.
While the estimates from betterment charges were placed at Rs 120 crore in the Budget, the Palike may accrue only about Rs 100 crore if the charges are implemented this financial year.

With rates fixed at the above prices, the BBMP is trying hard to accrue as much as Rs 150 crore in the current financial year. But officials state that it may be hard to get the estimated amount with half the financial year complete and with no survey of the converted revenue sites. “We may be able to get Rs 100 crore at the minimum as opposed to the revised estimates of Rs 150 crore from the betterment fee,” informed a Palike source.

The betterment charges proposed by the Committee will now be placed before the BBMP Council for its approval before being implemented.

The charges are being contemplated after a long drawn legal battle between the State and the citizens disputing that rules were yet to be framed for the charges to be levied on properties.

Subsequently, the State Government, after nearly three years, framed the rules and passed a Government Order (GO) on February 3, this year, asking the BBMP to start collecting the fees.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Students of Indian Institute of Science (IISC) pays tribute to former President Abdul Kalam...

Students of Indian Institute of Science (IISC) pays tribute to former President Abdul Kalam...

People paying respects to the sand sculpture of former President APJ Abdul Kalam...

People paying respects to the sand sculpture of former President APJ Abdul Kalam...

The Indian national flag flies at half mast on the dome of India's presidential palace Rashtrapati..

The Indian national flag flies at half mast on the dome of India's presidential palace Rashtrapati..

Artist Ramzan Hussain makes a pencil sketch of former President APJ Abdul Kalam...

Artist Ramzan Hussain makes a pencil sketch of former President APJ Abdul Kalam...

SSM School students during the condolence meeting of Former President APJ Abdul Kalam...

SSM School students during the condolence meeting of Former President APJ Abdul Kalam...

School children in tears as they light candles to pay tribute to former President APJ Abdul Kalam..

School children in tears as they light candles to pay tribute to former President APJ Abdul Kalam..

Sachin Tendulkar paying his last respects to former President APJ Abdul Kalam...

Sachin Tendulkar paying his last respects to former President APJ Abdul Kalam...

Pranab Mukherjee laying a wreath on the mortal remains of former President APJ Abdul Kalam...

Pranab Mukherjee laying a wreath on the mortal remains of former President APJ Abdul Kalam...

Narendra Modi pays respect after the body of former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam...

Narendra Modi pays respect after the body of former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam...

Indian Air Force personnel pay their respects to former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam...

Indian Air Force personnel pay their respects to former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523