NMC still ignoring big water defaulters, alleges RTI activist; No respite to drying exchequer

Nagpur News.

The fast drying NMC exchequer owing to the income deficit caused by Local Body Tax had indicated some respite in the form of gigantic water bills pending upon major defaulters here. However, the civic authorities are still far from recovering the deficit. Sanjay Agrawal of People Against Corruption has alleged that NMC administration has been deliberately sparing the big evaders of water taxes in the town. Agrawal alleged that in the year 2013 there were 2,07,924 water connections in the city of which 1,84, 577 are domestic consumers.

In an RTI reply sought by Agrawal, NMC informed that a total of Rs 104,96,05,883 has been outstanding on 79,937 consumers, whereas the demand of Rs 82,44,93,548 has been issued in the year 2013-14. The old balance of Rs 104 crores is still pending and the new recovery is also facing severe shortfall, Agrawal said.

The NMC has now concentrated on revenue from other departments to cover up deficit in income caused due to Local Body Tax. A list of big defaulters who are not paying water tax is being prepared and strict action is being taken. Water connections to Empress City which has not paid water tax of Rs 16.50 crore has been snapped. Similarly, water supply to Vijayanand Housing Society in Dhantoli has also been cut due to non payment of Rs 33.37 lakh. A list of big defaulters in city has been prepared who have not paid water tax of Rs 1.50 crore.

Fifteen colonies of Vidarbha Housing Board have not paid Rs 1.57 crore water tax upto March 2014. The Shanto Nagar colony has not paid Rs 45.21 lakh water tax. The pending water tax of Manewada’s VHB colony is Rs 23.08 lakh. The pending water tax amounts of other colonies are Hasanbagh Road – Rs 15.80 lakh, Somwaripeth – Rs 15.53 lakh and Manewada Square – Rs 14.69 lakh. Remaining colonies have also not paid lakhs of rupees in form of water tax.

The Nagpur Municipal Corporation administration had time to time wrote to executive engineer of Vidarbha Housing Board, divisional engineer and chief engineer about non payment of water tax. However, water tax was not paid.

The civic administration has issued notices to 15 defaulters. Some of them paid tax. But there are still pending amounts like MSEB’s Kanhan sub-station – Rs 1.34 lakh, Satnami Nagar Bhaktisafar Cooperative Housing Society – Rs 3.59 lakh and Lakadganj’s Bhaktisagar Cooperative Housing Society – Rs 1.03 lakh.

Meanwhile, municipal commssioner Shyam Wardhane said that big defaulters can pay pending water tax in installments. The first installment should be minimum 25 per cent of pending amount. Recovery from big defaulters will be done upto April. The drive to snap water connection will begin afterwards.

Lists of  few defaulters : 

 

   Amount
SMT  SHOBHA  JAINARAYAN SHARMA-LAHORI DELUX  738,294
KONARK APARTMENT-   BIG FLATS  655,736
M/S KALINGA    ARCADE 544,051
Secretary   Nmc 585,055
SMT SHOBHA   JAINARAYAN SHARMA-LAHORI DELUX 738,294
Shewalkar Hotels 892,045
SHRI .GAURAV ESTATE PARTMENT 492,376
SHRI V   R MATE- BIG HOTELS 1,182,769
SHRI GANGADHAR   SHIOSHANKAR MUDLIYAR-APARTMENT 283,089
Occupier, Nagpur Municipal Corporation C/O B.N. 52/1 638,413
SHRI GANGADHAR   R FADNVIS-MANGAL KARYALAYA 963,388
SECY.JAWAHAR VIDARTHI  GRAH.- MANGAL KARYALAYA 2,147,461
Gangaprasad   Mishra-Hospital 435,429
SMT VIJAYLAXMI   V. KALVA-AGENCY 771,429
Secretary  Nmc 1,508,806
Rajkumar Sawai  P.Bhosale- Mangal Karyalaya 1,163,639
Gandhi Nagar Hindi Primary School 534,906
SMT .GANGABAI W/O SUNDARLAL ZANZOTE 650,809
SHRI SHIVSHAKTI APARTMENT 1,311,562
EXE ENGR H & AREA DEV. BOARD VHB   COLONY 731,808
THE PRESIDENT VIJAYANAND CO-OP.H.S.-APARTMENT 2,834,351
SUB DIVISIONAL OFFICER PWD 1,439,935
DIVNL RLY MANAGER C.RLY NAGPUR- RAILWAY 678,347
Type-A-2 Samrudhi  Sankul Karykari Abhiya-G. N. S. 697,619
The Exe.Eng.B  & C Div.No.1.-Pwd Office 422,786
SHRI. .BABA SANTOSH   PALACE SOCY 533,738
Police Commissioner Police 1,862,961
Police Commitionar Head Quarter 809,385
KISHOR GOPALCHAND RAY/RAJAT     PLAZA 2,101,425
DIVISIONAL ENGINEER- VHB COLONY 2,160,587
GRAM PANCHAYAT NARSALA HUDKESHWAR ROAD NAGPUR 723,248
M/S Vidharbha  Theather  Commercial-Complex 428,148
AMARDEEP   CO.OP.HOUSING SOCIETY LTD.-APARTMENT 450,992
THE SEC   NGP GRUHA NIRMAN SANSTHA APARTMENT 2,536,746
DIVNL. RLY. MANG.CENTRAL RLY. NAGPUR RAILWAY 842,117
THE EXECUTIVE   ENGINEER V.H.B 3,997,907
M/S  Indopacific  Software  Entertainment 456,988
RANGE FOREST OFFICE FOREST 6,337,572
Executive Engineer, C.P.W.D. CIVIL LINES TELANGKHEDI ROAD NAGPUR 2,507,515
THE PRESIDENT APARTMENT 445,409
JEEWANDEEP CO-OP. – APARTMENT 348,723
The District Manager. P & T   Telecom 280,332
EMPRESS MILLS NAGPUR- EMPRESS MILL 387,480
EXECUTIVE ENGINEER- VHB COLONY 2,095,538
M/S Poonam Chambers- Market 2,207,663
KAMAL PRABHA APARTMENT- APARTMENT 1,041,898
DIVN. RLY MANAGER 976,216
Divisional Officer, WEST N.I.T. SANSKRUTIK SANKUL 4,432,334
JASHWANT   TALKIES- THEATER 1,746,564
EXE.ENGR.V.H.BOARD   COLONY VHB COLONY 2,105,664
THE MANAGER REGAL THEATER THEATER 542,123
S.D.O. P.W.D. PWD OFFICE 824,008
The Exe.Engr.B & C Sub Divn.No.1.-Pwd New Tahasil 3,061,795
The Secretary-Hospital, NAGRIK SAHAKARI RAGNALAY 9,213,207
MIDAS HIGHTS JAGDAMBA REATTORS PVT LTD 1,536,648
ROYAL DRINKS FACTORY 5,491,578
M/S Rajat  Sankul 1,124,868
THE TRUST ENGINEER NIT COLONY 5,215,937
RANGE FOREST OFFICER FOREST 2,368,969
K. .S. L. & INDUSTRIES LTD. – E.M. 126,093,328
RANGE FOREST OFFICE FOREST 2,868,487
GNERNMENT   AYURWEDIC COLLEGE- COLLEGE 2,122,259
JAISHREE CONSTRUCTION CO.-COMPLEX 609,282
SUPDT   GOVT SHELTERED WORK SHOP-COLLEGE 1,320,167
Office of the Sub Divn.Officer C.St-Irrigation Colony 578,640
Shubhamkar   Apartments-Apartment 551,230
THE DIRECTOR NEERI 5,516,592
The Commissioner of Police- Police 1,555,755
DIVN.ENGINEER  V.H.BOARD VHB COLONY 1,197,193
E.E.MINER   IRRIGATION  DEPTT. 1,878,181
THE EXE.ENGR. V.H.B. VHB COLONY 1,485,695
SUPRERITENDING   ENGINEER  N.I.T 558,688
SECRETARY LOKMANYA TILAK 511,217
Director Of  Accounts (Postal)-P & T Post 607,664
RANGE FOREST OFFICER FOREST 8,260,001
Sai   Prakash Housing Society-Apartment 571,459
KISHOR GOPICHAND ROY  RAHUL COMPLEX 944,674
Sub Divisional  Engg.  Subdivision – 4 P.W.D 667,390
Sub Divisional  Engg.  Subdivision – 4 P.W.D 615,460
CHIEF EXE.ENGR VHB  COLONY 669,860
EXE.ENG.VIDARBHA HOU .BOARD-VHB COLONY 1,369,883
Exe.Engr.Ngp.Hou.&Area Development-Vhb  Colony 888,094
The  Secy.Co-Op.Club.-Club 876,715
RAMDEOBABA KAMALA NEHRU COLLEGE 24,953,035
The Manager Model Mills-   Model Mill 718,230