Ensure online collection of house tax, mayor tells Lucknow Municipal Corporation
Mayor Sanyukta Bhatia has expressed unhappiness over the failure of the Lucknow Municipal Corporation to revise house tax of around 1 lakh houses in the city and start collection of the tax online.lucknow Updated: Jan 15, 2018 14:21 IST
Mayor Sanyukta Bhatia has expressed unhappiness over the failure of the Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC) to revise house tax of around 1 lakh houses in the city and start collection of the tax online.
The mayor directed LMC officials to ensure that online collection of house tax begins this month. This will ensure more transparency in tax collection and minimise chances of any sort of corruption in the process.
Sanyukta Bhatia said, “I have directed the municipal commissioner to revise the house tax of all houses that have not been revised till date. If this is done, LMC is expected to generate more income. The LMC will have to generate more funds by increasing its income from hoardings and using its land bank for construction of markets and flats.”
Local bodies need to be self sufficient, so they must know how to generate money for development work. By utilising the huge land bank, LMC can generate around Rs 200 crore income this year, she added.