Even as natives are griping of issues in the recently actualized online property charge installment module, BBMP’s tax collection and account board of trustees director M Shivaraju on Tuesday said these were teething inconveniences and they’d be settled soon. “This is the first occasion when we’re moving to another online installment and there will undoubtedly be some glitches. These will be altered,” he said.
As of Tuesday morning, BBMP had gathered about Rs 360 crore in property charge. In any case, Shivaraju conceded that last year, the accumulation had achieved Rs 500 crore by April-end. “As we moved to the online mode this year, installments have been moderate yet that is just not out of the ordinary,” he said.
He safeguarded the accentuation on online installment. “We’re known as the IT capital were all the while taking after the manual installment strategy. In remote nations, property duties can be paid on your cell telephone through applications. Despite everything we’re taking after decades-old frameworks,” he said.
He included that the online mode would lessen defilement definitely. “Amid attacks a year ago, we found that numerous checks issued by property proprietors kept on staying on the officers’ work areas. We recouped checks worth near Rs 10 lakh and DDs from an income examiner’s work area. Maybe, this is likewise why the online framework is confronting so much feedback: it has ceased the stream of cash under the table,” he said.
Shivaraju was talking on the sidelines of a question and answer session called to counter MLA Padmanabh Reddy’s announcements griping of issues in the online installment. Reddy guaranteed that the expense he paid for the current year for properties having a place with him and his significant other Suvarna in Kammanahalli were much lower contrasted with charges paid a year ago.
Suvarna Reddy’s property assess a year ago for a site measuring 2,700 sqft of developed range was Rs 21,065 in 2015-16. This year, the assessment paid was just Rs 8121. Padmanabh Reddy’s property charge for a site 2,530 sqft in Kammanahalli was Rs 26,830 a year ago while this year it was just Rs 1788.
Shivaraju said Reddy had committed errors in the revelation. “A year ago, Suvarana Padmanabh Reddy had pronounced that a piece of her site was business. Be that as it may, this year it is a totally private site. Padmanabh Reddy’s site was proclaimed as an empty site this year, despite the fact that starting a year ago’s reports, he had a property on that site. Before he makes affirmations, maybe he needs to check his math and his property presentations first,” Shvaraju said.