BBMP holds meeting on property tax ,issue notice and collect tax from defaulters – Gaurav Gupta

Yogesh K Porwar

With barely 6 months left of the current fiscal year, BBMP has collected only 53% of the expected property tax explained perhaps by the Covid-19 second wave lockdown in Bengaluru. So far, the civic agency has collected Rs 2,141.51 crore in property tax as against its target of Rs 4,000 crore.

BBMP Chief Commissioner,Gaurav Gupta has instructed the BBMP officials to issue notices to property tax defaulters in every zone of BBMP and collect the tax immediately.

The Special Commissioner (Revenue)Shri S.Basavaraju, All Zonal Commissioners,All Zone Joint Commissioners,Deputy Commissioner of Revenue department,Joint Commissioner of Revenue department,Revenue officers,assistant revenue officers and other officers were present.

Speaking at the meeting on property tax, he said that assistant revenue officials must pay attention to collecting property tax. Notice should be issued to defaulters in ward limits and take measures to collect taxes immediately.

In the current financial year, the target is to collect 4000 crore property tax and so far, 2141.51(53%) has been collected until yesterday. In this regard, all the officers must work hard towards reaching the target.

The revenue officers must issue notice to defaulters in ward limits in accordance with the list of assets with pending tax since many years and collect the taxes.

Meanwhile the Revenue collection department officials has collected,2,07,11,970, property tax from the Adarsh Realty and Hotels Private Limited situated in Vasnathnagar ward no-93,the payment was made through online he added.