Not paying tax to cost dear in city

DDA among defaulters

Not paying tax to cost dear in city

 The East Delhi Municipal Corporation has identified 4,600 property tax defaulters including government institutions against whom penal action will be taken if they fail to clear their dues for the financial year 2014-15.

Standing Committee Chairman of East Delhi Municipal Corporation B B Tyagi said on Thursday that notices have been issued to government departments like Delhi Transco Limited, Power Grid, Delhi Development Authority, GTB Hospital, Northern Railways among others as property tax worth crores is due against them.
According to the figures compiled by the civic agency, the Delhi Development Authority owes over Rs 98 crore as property tax, Delhi Transco Limited owes about Rs 89 crore and Directorate of Education owes over Rs 14 crore.

 While the property tax Rs 13. 66 crore is due on Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, the Delhi Police owes Rs 1.08 crore and Rs 4.29 crore is due on Northern Railways.

The GTB Hospital owes Rs 2.98 crore while Rs 61 lakh is due on the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board and Rs 55 lakh on the Department of Post.

Tyagi said that despite approaching them many times, these departments have not paid their property tax so far. “The tax collection will help improve the financial situation of the East Corporation,” he added.

Deepak Gupta, Assessor and Collector, appealed to the defaulters to pay their property tax at the earliest otherwise strict actions including attachment of accounts and auction of properties will be taken.

He added that property tax offices will remain open on Saturdays – March 21 and 28 – and also on March 29 for the convenience of tax payers.

The property tax collection camps are being organised at GD Colony, Mayur Vihar Phase 3, MCD Primary School in Krishna Nagar on Saturday between 10 am and 2 pm. Also, such camps will be set up in New LIG Flats near New Kondli, Mayur Vihar Phase 3, Central Park in Dilshad Garden on Sunday.

“The concerned Resident Welfare Associations and market organisations may contact property tax office in case any camp is to be organised,” said Tyagi.

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