Nagpur: Market Department of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) on Thursday (November 5) cracked down on defaulting shopkeepers and recovered pending dues in lakhs not paid since the past four years. The recovery drive was launched in accordance with Section 81-B(3) of Maharashtra MC Act, 1949.
In the Satranjipura Zone, the Market Department targeted a licensed bazaar platform (ota) holder Chandrakant Tote who had defaulted in paying the dues since August 2011. The Department recovered a total of Rs 85,000 including Service Tax and penalties.
In another major action in NMC-run Maskasath Market of Satranjipura Zone, five shops of five family members were seized and sealed for recovery of pending dues amounting to over Rs 19 lakh. The five shops 1/B, 2/A, 2/B, 3/A and 4/B belonging to Devibai Chandulal Sugandh, Shyamsundar Chandulal Sugandh, Kanchandevi Shyamsundar Sugandh, Kumarparth Shyamsundar Sugandh and Vasudeo Chandulal Sugandh respectively were seized and sealed following non-payment of various dues amounting to Rs 19,23,124 since the year 2009. However, one of the defaulters Vasudeo Chandulal Sugandh promptly paid his pending dues of Rs 2,11,000 and filed an appeal before the Deputy Municipal Commissioner. Subsequently, his shop No. 4/B was released by the Market Department. The remaining four shops remain seized and sealed.
One more NMC-owned shop in the market near Old Primary School was seized and sealed for non-payment of pending dues. The defaulter of shop No. 3, Sayyad Sajjad Ali, following the action, paid the pending dues of Rs 1,67,829 by cheque and therefore his shop was also released.
The recovery drive undertaken under the supervision of Assistant Superintendent Nandkishore Bhovte and carried out by Market Inspectors Rajiv Pawankar, Vishwas Dhankar, Viplav Dhavne, Junior Inspectors Sandeep Ghodichore, Ashok Narnavre, and other employees of Market Department and Enforcement Department under the guidance of Superintendent Umredkar, Assistant Commissioner (Market) Milind Meshram.