NMC to auction properties of tax defaulters from 11th November

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Nov 2017 09:36:42


Special Correspondent,

Dates for auction

Zone                                     Date
Mangalwari                           Nov 11
Hanuman Nagar                   Nov 15
Lakadganj                            Nov 15
Gandhibag                           Nov 20
Satranjipura                        Nov 20

Tough time is ahead for the defaulters of property tax as Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has decided to put 908 properties under hammer. The auction of the properties will begin on November 11 from Mangalwari Zone. The civic body will auction 125 properties in first phase for recovering the property tax worth Rs 1.70 crore. This is for the first time, the civic body has decided to take this tough stance and actually proceed to conduct auction.

It may be mentioned Mayor Nanda Jichkar and Municipal Commissioner Ashwin Mudgal have decided to auction the properties of defaulters for recovering pending dues. The civic body had launched amnesty scheme to recover dues of Rs 250 crore from the defaulters but the scheme received lukewarm response. Rattled by the sheer indifference of tax payers, the NMC has decided to put the properties of defaulters to auction.

Milind Meshram, Assistant Commissioner of Property Tax informed The Hitavada that the properties of the seven defaulters of Mangalwari zone would be auctioned for recovering dues of Rs 19.43 lakh. 16 properties of the defaulters of Hanuman Nagar zone will be put under hammer on November 15 for recovering dues of Rs 71.33 lakh. The auction of the 7 properties of Lakadganj zone will be held on November 15 to recover Rs 12.31 lakhs. The Property Tax department has decided to auction properties of Gandhibag and Satranjipura zone on November 20. The department will auction 13 properties of Gandhibag zone for recovering Rs 22.88 lakhs and 49 properties of Satranjipura zone for recovering Rs 4.32 lakh.

The NMC will auction 33 properties of Laxmi Nagar zone as well. The date will be decided later. The Assistant Commissioner of Dharampeth Zone, Dhantoli Zone, Nehru Nagar and Ashi Nagar zone are yet to submit their first list of defaulters with property tax dues, for auction.

The Property Tax Department has issued warrant against 8,071 defaulters of the city. The department has executed warrant action against 5,783 defaulters and of them 1,753 defaulters have actually cleared their dues.