Wednesday, Jul 10, 2002
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"We are confident of achieving the target of Rs. 145 crores this year,'' said the MCH Commissioner, Chitra Ramachandran.
Speaking to presspersons here on Tuesday, she said property tax collection so far was very encouraging as corporation staff could collect this amount in spite of their being busy with enumeration work.
Now that the enumeration work was complete, the MCH would concentrate more on property tax collection.
Ms. Chitra clarified that property tax had not been raised in the City for the last 15 years despite mounting expenditure. There was no proposal to revise the tax structure.
Demand notices were being despatched to all taxpayers, she said and urged residential and commercial property owners to pay the tax.
The MCH Additional Commissioner, Finance, Rajender Nimje, said the self-assessment system had found favour with people as 65 per cent of taxpayers paid voluntarily without any coercion.
Referring to the just completed revision of electoral rolls, Ms. Chitra said there could be five to seven per cent increase in the number of voters.
However, a complete picture on the special revision would emerge within two days since the exercise was over only yesterday.
A total of 2,864 complaints were received from all the 13 Assembly constituencies and they were attended. In the Khairatabad constituency, names of 805 voters were removed due to shifting of a temporary settlement in Jaladrushyam.
In the Chandrayangutta constituency, an additional 4,005 voters had been added in view of the coming up of new colonies. In the Karwan constituency also 3,000 voters had been included on account of coming up of a new colony, Amrutha Kuteer.
In the Malakpet constituency, 200 huts near Chanchalguda were removed and consequently 500 voters were dropped from the electoral list.
In Kalayannagar area, the voter strength doubled from 500 to 1,010 due to increase in the number of apartments.
During the revision it was noticed that some voters' names figured both in Musheerabad and Medchal. A joint enquiry was being conducted by EROs of both the areas.
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