In a major move against those who lag behind in paying property tax on time in Gurugram, the civic body has decided to conduct e-auction for such properties. This announcement came after Municipal Corporation of Gurugram has called off offline property auction on June 20 as many bidders planned and cited extremely low prices for properties.
According to MCG Commissioner Yashpal Yadav, preparations for the e-auction process were underway and in the future, all auctions would be completely online. The offline auction is much successful and that’s why we have decided to go for online auction.
He further said, “We found out from our team that the bidders had come together to demand properties at lower prices. Hence, we called off the auction and from now on, we will only hold e-auctions,”
“Directions in this regard had been issued to the joint commissioners and the auctions would be marketed through public notices. Currently, the corporation is also offering a 10% rebate to all property owners for clearing their taxes for 2018-19 by June 30.” Added Yashpal Yadav.
Two days back on June 20, MCG called for an auction of 34 properties at the open air theatre in Sector 29. However, Just before the auction, 25 property owners cleared their dues. So the officials have just 9 properties to auction.
As per the sources, the bidders colluded and collectively decided to not go beyond the price of Rs 1.57 lakh and hence, the bid ended at that. Even at the last auction organized by MCG, many properties in prime locations were sold at prices lower than the market prices.