NMC hikes its market charges as per Ready-Reckoner rates

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The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has hiked the charges of shops/ottas/spaces in its markets based on Ready Reckoner (RR) rates. The Standing Committee, in its meeting held on Thursday, cleared a proposal in this respect.  The hike will be 8 to 10 times the existing charges.

The Chiarman of Standing Committee Sudhir Raut said that the hike was effected as per the Section 79 (d) of Maharashtra Municipal Corporations Act. The effective hike in charges for use of market space in areas like Sitabuldi and Gokulpeth will be 10 times the existing ones, and that in areas like Gol Bazar and Kamal Square will be eight times the existing charges, he said. The hike will also be effected in transfer charges. In case of transfer of permit/lease in favour of a person from the family of user, one month’s charges will have to be paid to NMC as per RR rates. If transfer of lease/permit is to partner or a partner wants to leave partnership in lease/permit, user charges for two months will have to be paid to NMC. In case of transfer of lease/permit to person other than the above two, user charges for three months will have to be paid to NMC. To enable the users to avail of new system, NMC is conducting special camp from July 17, Raut said.

The special camp, organized by NMC’s Market Department, will be held on July 17 from 9.45 am to 5.45 pm at its headquarters in Civil Lines. The license transfer process will also be initiated in the camp.

Till now, the NMC earned Rs 3.30 crore from shops, Rs 1.38 crore from ottas and Rs 1.10 crore from open spaces.

Following is the position of NMC shops, ottas and open spaces in its markets in all 10 zones:

The proposal to recover market charges on the basis of ready-reckoner rates has a provision to slap two percent penalty per month on the defaulters. Those who failed to renew their licenses will be served notices under Section 81(B) of Maharashtra Municipal Corporations Act and thereafter one month after, the shops will get vacated. At present the Market Department has 84 personnel but the NMC administration plans to reduce it to half.d