Civic body collects Rs 2 lakh recovery by beating dhol

  • HT Correspondent, None, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Jul 11, 2014 23:12 IST

To collect arrears from house tax defaulters, the municipal corporation started recovery drive by beating the 'dhol' (drums). During the drive, the MC on Friday collected Rs 2 lakh from the defaulters, who had not paid house tax for past few years.

The drive was conducted in the areas, including Janak Puri, Transport Nagar, Hargobind Pura, Focal Point, Tajpur Road and 33 Feet Road, which fall under MC's Zone-B.

The MC officials claimed that the drive would continue in the other areas too, so that recovery could be ensured. MC Zone-B commissioner Kamlesh Bansal said they would conduct recovery drive by beating the 'dhol' for collecting arrears of water supply and sewerage charges.

He appealed to the defaulters to pay the recovery amount at the earliest otherwise complaints would also be registered with the police in this regard.

Earlier, MC commissioner Pradeep Kumar Agarwal had directed the zonal commissioners to recover Rs 1 crore outstanding recovery from each zone. Following which, the officials are making efforts to collect the amount from defaulters.

With the collection of arrears, the MC is expecting to improve its financial position. According to the sources, around Rs 200 crore arrears are to be collected from defaulters in all zones.

MC Zone-B superintendent Abdul Sattar said, “Around Rs 2 crore arrear is to be collected from defaulters as house tax.”

He told that the notices were also issued to the defaulters. Also a consumer, who is a resident of Ganesh Nagar, assured to pay the pending amount of `2 lakh by Tuesday, while another consumer of Sherpur assured to pay arrear of Rs 93,000 by Monday.

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