Defaulters rush to pay property tax as MCC launched mega sealing drive
MCC committed to recover all pending taxes from defaulters
Chandigarh, November 9:- A major impact of the sealing drive of the Municipal Corporation Chandigarh has been that defaulters are now rushing to paying their property tax dues before sealing. Today, before sealing ,three defaulters cleared their property tax dues of Rs. 5.75 lacs.
Anindita Mitra, IAS, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh last week directed officers to act tough against the property tax defaulters in the city. Following the directions, the concerned authorities launched a special sealing drive recently and sealed various properties for not paying their dues for long time.
Property owners including Plot No. 443, Industrial area Phase-I has cleared his dues of Rs. 3.58 lacs, which was due for the years 2004-05, 2005-06, 2007-08 to 2018-19. Similarly second defaulter of plot No. 448, Industrial area Ph-II paid his dues of Rs. 16,787/- for the financial year 2022-23 immediate before sealing by the MCC team.
Despite repeated reminders, the defaulters failed to clear their dues. MCC had launched an awareness campaign throughout city.
The Commissioner said that the MCC will continue the drive of sealing properties and commercial establishments belonging to defaulters. She said that the MCC will take harsh measures such as disconnecting water connections and write to the Administration for disconnection of power to the properties of such defaulters, and take legal action and seal the properties if the outstanding tax is not paid, appealing to defaulters to clear their dues immediately.