Civic body recovers R91.71 cr house tax
The cash-strapped municipal corporation was able to recover 58% of the total demand of the house tax for 2012-13.punjab Updated: Apr 02, 2013 23:37 IST
The cash-strapped municipal corporation was able to recover 58% of the total demand of the house tax for 2012-13.
While Zone A recovered a maximum of 65.80%, Zone C recovered a minimum 48.76% of the total house tax.
The total demand of the house tax for the financial year was Rs 158.75 crore, of which the MC recovered Rs 91.71 crore. The house tax was recovered till March 31, and final figures collated on April 1.
Of the Rs 91.71 crore recovered as house tax, Zone A collected Rs 14.47 crore, Zone B Rs 27.20 crore, Zone C Rs 17.27 crore and Zone D Rs 32.77 crore.
The recoverable amount of Zone A was Rs 16.59 crore, whereas the same amount for Zone B, C and D was Rs 30.31 crore, Rs 20.54 crore and Rs 37.52 crore respectively.
The disputed amount of Zone A, B, C and D was Rs 5.40 crore, Rs 13.90 crore, Rs 14.88 crore and Rs 19.58 crore respectively.
Despite the fact that Zone D had the maximum recovery of Rs 32.77 crore, Zone A topped the chart because it recovered a maximum amount out of the total demand for the year. Though Zone D collected the maximum amount, the demand of house tax in the zone was also high.
The demand of house tax for the financial year for the four zones- A, B, C and D was Rs 21.99 crore, Rs 44.22 crore, Rs 35.42 crore and Rs 57.10 crore respectively.
Zone C was able to recover minimum house tax of just 48.76% out of the total demand. This year on, the house tax would no longer be collected, as property tax has taken its place.
Devinder Singh, additional commissioner of MC, said efforts were on to recover the pending house tax as well.