MCG arrange zone smart camps, fallacious allegation of 70% property tax payments of councilors

GURUGRAM: The Municipal Company of Gurugram (MCG) will represent zone smart groups to handle all complaints and discrepancies associated to the property tax invoice. The choice was taken throughout a gathering of the MCG Home in John Corridor on Monday, when councilors alleged that almost 70% of the property tax payments issued throughout the town have been fallacious.

Ward 14 councilor Sanjay Pradhan raised the matter through the assembly. ‘Wealth tax survey carried out by advisor to MCG is 70% fallacious. Property tax payments of most residents have both been inflated or information are stuffed with discrepancies akin to fallacious names of householders, giant property measurement, excessive variety of constructing flooring, amongst others,” Pradhan mentioned.

Pradhan, together with Ward 18 councilor Subhash Singla, additionally alleged that MCG advisors have been taking bribes to take away discrepancies.

Mukesh Kumar Ahuja, Commissioner, MCG acknowledged the discrepancies in property tax payments and attributed it primarily to the civic physique conducting drone surveys as a substitute of door-to-door.

“In a drone survey carried out by the advisor final yr, the key error raised by the residents concerned the dimensions of the property. For instance, the dimensions of the property talked about within the survey is about 5-10% greater than the precise,” mentioned Ahuja.

He additional mentioned that as a substitute of people visiting MCG workplaces with property tax invoice associated points, the company would as a substitute represent zone-wise groups, and set up ward-wise camps to handle the problems.

“Lots of our outdated information on property tax collected from house-to-house and drone surveys is usually built-in. Ahuja mentioned that we’ll superimpose these figures, and wherever discrepancies are discovered, we’ll rectify them.

Mayor Madhu Azad mentioned concerning the allegations of bribery that he has requested the commissioner to get the matter investigated and if the allegations are discovered to be true, motion shall be taken towards the adviser.

Earlier than the survey was accomplished in 2021, MCG had listed 3.7 lakh properties in its information. This quantity has elevated to five.04 lakh, of which round 3.16 lakh are residential properties.

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