Holding tax rates of Dhanbad Municipal Corporation may be reviewed

Holding tax rateHolding tax rates fixed years ago of Dhanbad municipal corporation (DMC) may be reviewed, hinted by the Dhanbad town administrator.

As per The Times of India report: Dhanbad town administrator A K Pandey on May 10, 2012 hinted at reviewing holding tax rates of Dhanbad municipal corporation (DMC).

Talking to the media, the town administrator said that holding tax rates fixed years ago needs revision. Holding tax fixed for houses having two rooms have expanded, with time but the civic body is not receiving enough revenue.

Replying to a query on non-payment of salary to DMC employees of Sindri, he said that different civic body circles need to generate their own resources to meet the expenses. The employees need to understand that they are not government-aided and should honestly collect revenue, he added.

The civic body has decided to collect revenue from different mobile towers, he informed, adding that the mobile tower owners would have to pay a tax of Rs 25,000 per annum.

According to him, many employees working for the Sindri circle have not been appointed as per norms and a case related to this issue is pending with the high court. The respective officer in-charges of the civic body failed to provide proper information to the authorities.

The town administrator also assured to take action against the contractors for poor quality of roads in Sindri and said unfinished road work should be completed at the earliest. He criticized the sanitary conditions of the area and said that the filth has not accumulated in a day or two.

The citizens too need to develop a civic sense to keep their colony and environment clean, he opined. It is not always possible for the government agencies to clean the dirt and filth, he added. Ward councilor Ajanta Jha was also present during his visit.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.