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Revenue realisation on contract

IN ORDER to increase its revenue, the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) administration has proposed the realisation of certain fees including licence fee and the newly imposed fee on glow signboards through private contractors. This would fetch an income of Rs 60 lakh per year.

india Updated: Jan 23, 2006 15:04 IST

IN ORDER to increase its revenue, the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) administration has proposed the realisation of certain fees including licence fee and the newly imposed fee on glow signboards through private contractors. This would fetch an income of Rs 60 lakh per year.

Though private partnership, in its venture, has not been so successful the BMC continues to make efforts to seek private contractors for tax realisation.

Now the BMC has been planning to seek private contractors for the realisation of various fees including licence fee and tax on glow signboards.

From the tax on glow signboards, the BMC administration would earn an amount of Rs 36 lakh. BMC officials said that shopkeepers and traders have not taken any interest in paying tax imposed on glow signboards despite repeated requests through newspapers.

They pleaded that the realisation of this tax would need a large team of officials. Therefore, its realisation through private contractors is proposed.

The Bhopal Municipal Corporation has also planned to realise license fee from traders of non-edible products through private contractors. BMC administration expects an amount of Rs 32 lakh from such traders.

BMC had realised Rs 12 lakh from these traders during the last financial year. There are 196 categories of such traders mentioned in the Municipal Corporation Act.

However, BMC officials are not hopeful of good results from these efforts. Earlier, its administration has failed to find a contractor for the realisation of toll tax at Bhadbhada Bridge.

Besides, the Corporation could also not find contractors for at least two food points on the Boat Club Road. Some officials are of the view that private contractors could not be found as several people in the BMC’s revenue department are not interested in doing so.