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EDMC to roll back order on increase in property taxes

delhi Updated: Jun 07, 2016 10:55 IST

NEW DELHI: Having received flak over increased property tax rates in its area from residents and traders alike, the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) now wants to roll back the implementation of the recommendations of the third Municipal Valuation Committee (MVC).

“We have passed a resolution condemning the Delhi government and have called a special meeting of the EDMC House on Tuesday, where we will pass a resolution to recall the increase in taxes,” said Jitender Choudhary, chairman, Standing Committee, EDMC.

He added that during the municipal workers’ strike, the Delhi government pressured the civic body through various letters asking them to implement the MVC recommendations.

The Delhi government, however, refuted the allegations and said that while the implementation was a mandate of the municipal corporations entirely, the blame is now being shifted onto the government.

The recommendations had led to an increase in property tax up to 10 times.