MCG Commissioner seeks report after irregularities in tax collection
Gurugram: Massive irregularities have surfaced in the collection of property tax by Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) after it was reported that more than 200 commercial properties declared as residential.
Taking cognisance of the matter, the MCG commissioner V Umashankar has sought the report from his officials regarding the matter.
Even though the civic body has collected a record amount of collection in property taxes this year, there are still large number of builders and commercial complexes that still have to pay crores in tax dues.
Over 800 commercial properties have been sealed by the MCG this year. Not only have private enterprises but there also been certain public enterprises that have been penalised for non payment of property taxes.
The death of the 21-year-old Deepak Singh Bisht earlier in August who was pushed from the balcony of the building where he was a staying as a paying guest has again raised the issue of illegal PG houses.
As these buildings are not registered legally, most of the buildings do not get basic facilities like water and power from the public agencies.
Most of the PG's are more than five storeys. Further, most of the landowners in lieu of greater profit are taking in more tenants than required. Even though notices by the Department of Town and Planning (DTP) have been sent to these landowners in the past, there has been no concrete action that has been taken against them.