NMC steps up efforts to increase revenue

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Feb 2018 09:50:35


Staff Reporter,

Mayor asks officials to prepare report of NMC’s own properties in city

Chairman of Tax Assessment Committee asks officials to initiate action for recovery of tax dues in case of Government and disputed properties


As the end of financial year is drawing closer, Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has started stepping up efforts to increase its revenue collection. Nanda Jichkar, Mayor; and Avinash Thakre, Chairman of Tax Assessment Committee, held separate meetings and directed the officials to not only improve tax recoverry but also tap various sources to increase revenue of the civic body.

Nanda Jichkar candidly stated in the meeting held in her chamber that NMC’s revenue was less than desired. She told the officials that the office-bearers and the administration were both working on how to improve revenue collection. “NMC owns various properties in the city from which it can generate revenue. As the first step in that direction, a report of such properties should be prepared at the earliest,” she told officials in the meeting. She asked all the Assistant Commissioners to prepare a report on NMC’s properties in respective zones. Also, she said, she would personally visit old buildings of NMC to take stock of the situation.

Deepraj Pardikar, Deputy Mayor; Sunil Agrawal, senior corporator; Vijay Banginwar, Chief Engineer; Sanjay Gaikwad, Aniruddha Chauganjkar, C G Dhakate, D D Jambhulkar, all of them Executive Engineers; Sanjay Chimote, Executive Engineer of Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT); Pramod Dhankar; Suvarna Dakhne, Mahesh Morone, Raju Bhivgade, Smita Kale, Rajesh Karade, Prakash Warhade, and Ganesh Rathod, all of them Assistant Commissioners of various zones, were present in the meeting.

In another meeting, Avinash Thakre asked the officials to initiate measures to recover tax dues from Government and disputed properties in each of the zones. He asked them to ensure that recovery was done before March. After taking stock of the situation, he said that the amount of recovery to be done was ‘big’ and hence NMC would not afford to be lenient about it.

Thakre directed the officials to send tax demands by February 18 to property-owners who had not got those. The officials of Cybertech company informed Thakre and other committee members that it had collected information regarding 2,43,136 properties. Tax demands were sent to owners of 1,73,683 of these properties. The demands should be sent to remaining property owners by February 18, he asked the officials.

NMC is in the process of developing a mobile phone application regarding property tax. A presentation on the said App was given in the meeting. Thakre said that the App should be available to the people at the earliest, so as to enable them to check property tax payments and also to file objections through the App.

Yashashree Nandanwar, Deputy Chairperson of the committee; Sonali Kadu, Vandana Bhure, Parasram Manwatkar; Tanaji Wanve, Leader of Opposition; Milind Meshram, Assistant Commissioner of Tax and Tax Assessment Department; Mahesh Morone, Ganesh Rathod, Prakash Warhade, Ashok Patil, Rajesh Karade, Raju Bhiwgade, Harish Raut, Subhash Jaidev, Suvarna Dakhne, Smita Kale, all of them Assistant Commissioners of various zones, attended the meeting.