Published: July 16, 2020 5:15:56 am
Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) has decentralised its income division to make redressal of grievances pertaining to property tax and different such points a sooner course of.
The VMC had been producing the annual property tax invoices for about 7 lakh residential and non-residential premises at its head workplace.
The respective ward workplaces then serve the invoices upon the residents of their jurisdictions. The residents could make funds on-line or at their ward workplaces or the pinnacle workplace. However, with the decentralisation, all 12 ward workplaces within the metropolis will now have a income division to permit residents to make funds regionally of their space or by on-line, in addition to to register grievances associated to the calculation of the property tax and different such points.
VMC Deputy Commissioner Dhaval Pandya stated, “So far, any grievances associated to the income division needed to be made to the pinnacle workplace.
The strategy of offering decision was time-consuming. This transfer will be certain that there isn’t a want for folks to journey all the best way to the pinnacle workplace throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and the native ward workplaces can resolve the problems sooner. Like in different companies, we will goal to offer resolutions on the identical day itself.”
The VMC has deputed employees from the income head workplace — 4 appellate officers, 9 income officers, 9 head clerks and 11 junior clerks together with 20 peons– to the ward workplaces with the intention to make the transition clean.
“These officers can be out there to handle the problems. The ward workplaces which maintain a file of the particular property measurements of their respective areas, in addition to excellent tax dues, may even assist the income officers be certain that the VMC is ready to get well arrears. It will assist in earnings technology,” Pandya stated, including that with 12 new villages included within the metropolis limits since February 2019, the decentralisation of the income division will assist in the administration of tax calculations.
The VMC, which had introduced a 10 per cent rebate on residential property tax funds this 12 months and a 20 per cent rebate on industrial property tax funds, has made a complete restoration of 98.84 crore till July 14, together with arrears of earlier years of residential and non residential premises.
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