The Haryana government has decided to postpone recovery of the property tax from the rural areas, which have recently been included in various municipal corporations.
The move is likely to benefit a large number of rural area residents under municipal corporations of Panchkula, Ambala, Yamunanagar, Karnal, Rohtak, Panipat and Hisar, which were converted into corporation from council after widening their areas in recent past.
However, there have been no inclusion of rural areas in the remaining two MCs - Gurgaon and Faridabad - which are corporations since long.
Haryana urban local bodies minister Savitri Jindal, who presided over a meeting of mayors, senior deputy mayors and deputy mayors of all nine municipal corporations of the state here on Friday, told mediapersons that the government had recently regularised many colonies and the civic bodies concerned were asked to undertake development works in such colonies.
However, mayors of Rohtak and Yamunanagar civic bodies failed to attend the meeting.
Jindal also assured the participants that their demands of more powers would be considered. She said the draft of by-laws concerning the construction of buildings was being prepared, while parking policy was framed, and marriage palaces policy would soon be implemented.
She said to meet the shortage of staff, requisition had been sent to the Staff Selection Commission and the recruitment process would be completed in the next four months.
She said a meeting of mayors, senior deputy mayors and deputy mayors of all municipal corporations would be organised every month so that the pace of development works could be further monitored and accelerated through mutual coordination.