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Property tax: MCD to get tough

Hassled by its empty coffers, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) on Thursday decided to make public the names of those people who have not paid their property tax.

delhi Updated: Dec 23, 2010 23:21 IST
HT Correspondent

Hassled by its empty coffers, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) on Thursday decided to make public the names of those people who have not paid their property tax.

The defaulters’ properties will be auctioned by the civic agency if they fail to pay the amount and contact the civic body within 15 days.

According to the list, an amount of Rs 119.51 crore is payable by 24 government properties and Rs 81.80 crore is payable by 665 farm houses.

Delhi Jal Board (DJB) owes MCD Rs 23.62 crore as property tax while power distribution company NDPL owes it another Rs 2.65 crore.

The Public Works Department (PWD) offices owe the MCD Rs 3.9 crore while Central Public Works department (CPWD) offices owe Rs 3.6 crore.
The civic agency has put the names of all those defaulters who have outstanding arrears of R5 lakh and above for the period up to March 31, 2004.
According to the MCD, there are 4,816 defaulters against which an amount of Rs 637 crore is outstanding.

“If the defaulters fail to approach us within 15 days’ time we can auction the properties to realise the payment,” said a senior MCD official.

In addition to this, if the defaulters fail to deposit the property tax, criminal proceedings will be initiated against them apart from charging interest on the due amount.