Published On : Thu, Mar 6th, 2014

Finally, NMC assesses Rs 2,27,84,661 pending Property Tax on Sell Ads running Futala biz hub

The President of “People Against Corruption” Sanjay Agrawal said, the Superintendent of NMC’s Tax Department and Information Officer have informed him in writing that the Tax Department has directed the Sell Ads to pay the pending dues of Property Tax to the tune of Rs 2,27,84,661 and the current Rs 53,65,420 per year.

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Nagpur News: Finally, Sell Ads, the contractor running the Futala Chowpaty business hub, has come under grip of Property Tax Department of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC). The NMC has assessed the pending amount of Rs 2,27,84,661 as Property Tax dues on Sell Ads.

An NGO, “Bhrashtachar Virodhi Jan Man” (“People Against Corruption”) has been pursuing the matter since long and had submitted a written complaint to NMC on 10.6.2013 as part of its crusade against the defaulter of Property Tax.

The President of “People Against Corruption” Sanjay Agrawal said, the Superintendent of NMC’s Tax Department and Information Officer have informed him in writing that the Tax Department has directed the Sell Ads to pay the pending dues of Property Tax to the tune of Rs 2,27,84,661 and the current Rs 53,65,420 per year.

Agrawal further said, the Nagpur Improvement Trust had given the contract to Sell Ads for running the business for a period of five years. However, the firm, allegedly in connivance with NIT officials, resorted to additional constructions illegally. “People Against Corruption” lodged several complaints with concerned authorities and thus drawing their attention towards the illegal activities of Sell Ads. But still no action was taken against the Sell Ads. A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed in the Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court. At present, the PIL is under consideration of the High Court, Agrawal said.

“The NMC has not been assessing many big properties for Property Tax for the past several years resulting heavy losses on revenue front for the civic body,” Agrawal said.

Agrawal, however, expressed his happiness over the NMC’s move regarding assessment of Property Tax of Sell Ads to the tune of Rs 2,27,84,641 which will ultimately fill the coffers of cash-starved civic body.

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