Mayor Kulbhushan Goyal said during the meeting of the Revenue and Realisation Committee, it was decided to take strict action against property tax defaulters to supplement MC revenue and carry out developmental works.
From the list of 114 property tax defaulters, 10 with Rs 15 lakh pending tax have been issued sealing notices. The defaulting properties include Government Hotel Red Bishop, Gymkhana Club, two private schools, two filling stations, two private factories and two SCOs in Sector 11.
MC officials have also issued sealing notices to two of the five mobile tower companies due to their pending tax amount. They have been given 48 hours notice to pay the tax. Out of total 292 mobile towers, only 37 have paid property tax, said the mayor.
“Only Rs 3 crore has been deposited as tax so far by residents and property owners. As per the notice, they have been given 72 hours time to pay pending tax, failing which their properties will be sealed. The seal would be opened after payment of pending tax,” the mayor said. Saying that the exercise was essential to carry on development works in the city, the mayor warned tax defaulters of strict action.
The civic body will now issue notices to residential property tax defaulters as well. Joint MC commissioner Sanyam Garg, deputy municipal commissioner Deepak Sura, executive officer Kuldeep Singh were among those who attended the meeting.