Gurgaon: MCG to reward ₹5 lakh to RWA’s for getting residents to pay property tax

The MCG said the amount will be used by the RWAs to be carry out developmental activities

gurgaon Updated: May 26, 2017 13:25 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
MCG commissioner V Umashankar said the move is aimed at encouraging residents to pay property tax.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

A day after announcing a cash reward of ₹50,000 for the cleanest residents’ welfare association (RWA) in the city, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) said it will allot ₹5 lakh each to RWAs for maintenance and development activities if the residents clear 80 % of their property tax dues.

MCG officials said that the move has been initiated to encourage payment of the property tax.

“RWAs that have participated proactively in ensuring that almost 80% of the residents clear their property tax dues. Hence, we have announced a cash reward for them,” V Umashankar, MCG commissioner, said.

Umashakar added that RWA’s of sectors 4,7,14, 47, Shivaji Nagar, Shivpuri, Jalvayu Vihar, Maruti Vihar and Mayfield Garden are eligible for the cash reward as the residents there have cleared 80% of their property tax dues.

According to MCG officials, Umashankar had passed the order on May 2 informing RWA’s that they would be allotted ₹5 lakh each if the residents pay 80% of their property tax dues by May 31.

MCG officials confirmed that the RWA’s will be given the sum for carrying out developmental activities in their areas. These include beautification of parks, expanding green spaces and upgrading community centres.

MCG officials said that by May 31 there is a possibility of more areas being added to the final list of RWAs entitled to avail the benefit, as the residents of localities such as Arjun Nagar, Jyoti Park, Krishna colony, Laxmi Garden, Madan Puri, Om Nagar, Patel Nagar and Saraswati Vihar are nearing the 80% property tax clearance target.

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RWA officials said that they were able to meet the target by conducting property tax camps in their respective areas. The RWA at Qutub Enclave in DLF Phase 1 also conducted a similar camp in their area on Thursday hoping to meet the 80% tax clearance target.

“Along with the MCG, we were able to conduct property tax camps thrice at our localities and were able to convince residents on the need to clear their dues. Elderly residents did not have to the MCG offices at Sector 34 or Civil Lines as made their payments during the camp,” Dinesh Aggarwal, president, RWA, Sector 14, said.

First Published: May 25, 2017 22:10 IST