MCC aims to mobilise ` 5 cr in a month

Collection of arrears for citys development

 In a month long drive starting from November 5, the Mysore City Corporation (MCC) has a set target to collect Rs five crore from property tax and water cess.

This was informed to the media here on Sunday by MCC commissioner M R Ravi. The commissioner said that the funds mobilised will be spent on the overall development of the city, besides creating more infrastructural facilities.

To enable both tax payer’s and officers, the drive will be conducted in all the nine zones of the city corporation. Separate counters will be opened at the limits of every zone offices and those who pay the arrears within the period will be liable for interest free payment.

Apart from collecting taxes, services like renewal of trade licences and also registration in case of new applications, collection of rents from civic body owned properties will also be conducted, he said.

Earlier, officers deputed by the civic body were going door-to-door to collect the arrears. Now, Chalans will be distributed for payment at banks only. The payments can be made either in the form of cash, DD or cheques. Nationalised banks like SBM, Vijaya Bank, ING Vysya and also Syndicate Bank have been roped in for the task. Online payment is also available, Ravi informed.

The newly allotted property identification numbers will also be given to the property holders. The numbers have been allotted to a total of 1.73 lakh properties, he added.

The commissioner said water cess arrears stand at Rs 40 crore and those who pay the arrears before December 31 will avail interest waiver. It has come to light that as many as 5,000 shopkeepers are yet to avail trade licence. Such traders will be instructed to obtain trade licence.
Deputy commissioner of MCC  Thippesh and revenue officer B Srikantaswamy were present.

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