120 properties to be transferred in NMC’s name
Nagpur: Acting tough against the defaulters of Property Tax, Nagpur Municipal Corporation has started pubic auction of the seized properties. The move is first in the history of NMC. Under the supervision of Municipal Commissioner Abhijit Bangar and Deputy Commissioner Rajesh Mohite, the sale deeds of the properties that were seized in Hanuman Nagar Zone and auctioned by NMC were handed over to the buyers in the office of Sub-Registrar Class-2 on Thursday.
Those present on the occasion include Assistant Commissioner (Tax) Milind Meshram, Hanuman Nagar Zone’s Assistant Commissioner Raju Bhivgade, Assistant Superintendent Vikas Raibole, Revenue Inspectors Gaurishankar Rahate, Ramdas Charpe and other officials.
On Thursday, total three properties of defaulters were sold through public auction. Sale deed of one property was handed over to the purchaser in Hanuman Nagar Zone was handed over while sale deeds to other two buyers would be handed over on Friday.
As no buyers were available in the public auction process, 120 properties in entire city were transferred in the name of NMC. The properties were seized as the owners had defaulted on payment of Property Tax. The documents will be given away to the new owners. This is being done for the first time after 1976. The original owners did not pay the tax dues of the properties situated in Hanuman Nagar Zone.
NMC has been initiating various measures for recovery of pending dues of Property Tax from defaulters. Many times warrants were issued to the defaulters and many times properties were seized. But owning to the lukewarm response from the defaulters, NMC took the tough action and started to sell seized properties in public auction.