The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has decided to take stern action against defaulters of property tax and water bills. In a recently held meeting, it was decided that from October 21, the civic body will cut the water supply of the defaulters.
The decision was taken a few days back during review meetings held separately by the chairman of property tax consultative committee Sandip Jadhav and chairman of water works consultative committee Pintu Zelke. Deputy municipal commissioner Rajesh Mohite, assistant commissioner Milind Meshram, Additional municipal commissioner Ram Joshi and other officials were also present in the meeting.
Sandip Jadhav slammed Nagpur civic body officials for not completing the set revenue targets for the first quarter i.e. from July to September. He said, “The target should be achieved by October end. Stringent action will be taken against tax inspectors, who fail to meet the target,”
Jadhav further added that the property tax department has to collect revenue of Rs 519 crore this fiscal. The corporation has also decided to form a special squad for issuing warrants to defaulters and action.
“We have directed the NMC water works department and private operator Orange City Water Private Limited (OCW) for undertaking a drive against defaulters between October 21 and 31. All the defaulters will be informed about the drive. Water supply to defaulters should be disconnected during the drive. FIR should be registered against those drawing water from unauthorized connections” chairman of water works consultative committee Pintu Zelke further added.