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Gurgaon civic body to crack down on property tax defaulters

According to the civic body’s records, there are around 1,100 defaulters in domestic, commercial, industrial and institutional categories.

 

Gurgaon civic body to crack down on property tax defaulters

GURGAON: The MCG has decided to tighten the noose around property tax defaulters and recover dues by attaching their properties and imposing heavy penalties on them. According to the civic body’s records, there are around 1,100 defaulters in domestic, commercial, industrial and institutional categories.

In Zone 1, the total number of defaulters from all categories is 450 and they owe around Rs 90 crore to MCG. Of these, 250 defaulters from the commercial category owe Rs 52.29 crore, 100 from the institutional category are yet to pay Rs 19.4 crore and 100 from the industrial category owe Rs 18.4 crore to the civic body.

A property tax department official told TOI that the MCG had started sending notices to the identified defaulters in the city, asking them to pay tax on time, failing which their properties would be attached and a penalty would be imposed on them. “Once the property is attached, the sale and purchase of the property is restricted till the property tax dues are paid by the owner,” he said. Zone 2 has 450 defaulters, who owe Rs 308 crore to the MCG as property tax. In Zone 3, the number of defaulters from all categories is 230, and they owe 173 crore to MCG. There are very few defaulters in the domestic category. Those defaulting over Rs 1 lakh as property tax would face action.

A meeting was held at the MCG office under the chairmanship of new commissioner V Umashankar to address the issues related to property tax. The commissioner ordered the property tax department officials to prepare a list of all defaulters and serve property attachment notices to them. There are defaulters who have never paid property tax or have been failing to pay tax for past seven-eight years. The property of such defaulters will remain attached till the dues are not cleared. Officials said they would seal buildings of those who failed to submit the tax within the stipulated time after receiving multiple notices. “Our field employees are keeping a close tab on the property tax received and defaulters who have not responded to notices,” said another MCG official.

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NGT seek reply from govt on plea against exemption to realty projects

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim issued notices to the ministries of Environment and Forests (MoEF) and tagged the matter along with a bunch of similar pleas being heard by different bench.

NGT seek reply from govt on plea against exemption to realty projectsNEW DELHI: An environment activist’s plea seeking quashing of a recent Environment Ministry notification exempting real estate projects from obtaining prior environmental clearance has prompted the National Green Tribunal to seek a reply from the government.

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim issued notices to the ministries of Environment and Forests (MoEF) and tagged the matter along with a bunch of similar pleas being heard by different bench.

This is the fourth plea in NGT challenging the December 9 notification issued by MoEF.

MoEF, in an amendment notification published on December 9, 2016, had exempted building and construction projects of all sizes from the process of environment impact assessment (EIA) and prior environmental clearance (EC) before beginning construction.

For smaller projects (less than 20,000 sq metres), it even has a “self-declaration” clause which ensures issuance of permission from urban local bodies. However, for larger projects of more than 20,000 sq m size, the EC and building permission will be given by urban local bodies simultaneously in an “integrated format”.

The plea filed by environmentalist R Sreedhar said the Expert Committee, constituted to consider objections and suggestions on the December 9 notification, summarised the objections received into seven categories.

However, the recommendations of the Committee do not cover any of the issues related to these seven categories and the panel was “grossly wrong” in coming into the conclusion for justifying the notification, the plea said.

“It is submitted that it is very disconcerting to see that only less than a thousand people of this country of 1.25 billion could respond to the call for objections and suggestions under the draft notification dated April 29,2016.

“On an issue as important as this is for every citizen, particularly because of the premise of “Housing for All” is being used, it should definitely have been a cause of concern of the Committee. The Committee has clearly overlooked the need for effective participation of the communities concerned and has assumed that they reflect the entire range of ‘stakeholders’,” the plea said.

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Smart elevators in the offing

Manual door elevators, which once formed a major part of the elevator market in India, are on decline, thanks to the growing awareness among customer and end-users, about safety and energy-efficiency.

Smart elevators in the offingNEW DELHI: The growing need to reduce carbon footprint and increasing acceptability of the green building concept is pushing the elevator manufacturing companies such as Otis India, Kone India, Schindler India and Hitachi to come up with smart and energy-efficient elevators.

Manual door elevators, which once formed a major part of the elevator market in India, are on decline, thanks to the growing awareness among customer and end-users, about safety and energy-efficiency. Its place is being taken by the smart elevators.

A smart elevator is a connected elevator capable of communicating with passengers, building manager’s service staff and other building systems to improve the passenger experience and elevator performance, especially through improved elevator maintenance.

Amit Gossain, MD, KONE India says, “One of the emerging trends in the industry is collaborating on opportunities to enhance connectivity through the use of Internet of Things (IoT) products – services and technologies that employ digital technologies to better connect with customers and with elevator, escalator and moving walkway equipment.”

Sebi Joseph, President, Otis India too thinks the next developments in elevator technology leverage digitalization.

The acceptability by the real estate developers has been a major factor in bringing the change. “Real estate developers are increasingly adopting gearless and machine-room-less (MRL) elevators over the traditional elevators which require machine room on top of the building. This offers them more flexibility to design the building, and ensures an overall saving in cost and time,” says Antony Parokaran, CEO, Schindler India.

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East Delhi Municipal Corporation to seal over 3,500 properties

Experts say that a big reason for EDMC’s financial woes is poor tax collection. The properties would be sealed, penalties and interests recovered and then desealed.

East Delhi Municipal Corporation to seal over 3500 propertiesNEW DELHI: East Delhi Municipal Corporation on Monday started a drive to recover conversion charges and seal commercial properties that haven’t paid their dues.

In Shahdara (North) zone alone, 3,750 such properties have been identified. “Sealing notices have been already sent to 1,350 establishments and notices for the rest are being prepared. The building department is ready to seal these properties and the deputy commissioner has approved orders for 400 of them already. Action will be initiated subject to the availability of police force,” said a senior east corporation official.

East corporation has a fund deficit, which is why it’s finding it difficult to even pay salaries to its employees. The north corporation isn’t doing any better, but it has recommended the dropping of conversion charges keeping in mind the forthcoming civic polls.

Experts say that a big reason for EDMC’s financial woes is poor tax collection. The properties would be sealed, penalties and interests recovered and then desealed. “All those who want their shops and outlets to be saved from sealing should pay the dues with interest,” the official added.

The buildings department has also started a survey to identify other commercial hubs. Properties that haven’t been registered would be taxed 10 times higher. Leader of the House Sanjay Jain said, “The SC had in 2007 ordered establishments on 2,130 stretches notified as commercial/mixed-use must pay conversion charges. These cases must be of the defaulters.”

Standing committee chairman Jeetender Chaudhary told TOI that the civic body was trying to come up with a way to give traders respite from conversion charges.

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