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Kolkata civic physique to carry unassessed constructions beneath property tax ambit in a year

KMC has set a bold goal of bringing all unassessed residences throughout the town on its rolls within a year. This will appreciably assist the civic physique increase revenue.

According to a KMC income branch official, mayor Firhad Hakim has prompted the branch to make all evaluation branch officers guilty of evaluation of unassessed structures and organize for mutation of properties.

Sources in the KMC stated efforts to evaluate the unassessed newly built constructions have yielded consequences as the variety of assesses has long gone up from 8.7 lacks to 9.1 lacks in the previous year. “The upward push in the range of assesses has led to an enlarge in the income series from property tax,” stated a KMC income branch official.

According to the official, the income series has long gone up from Rs 890 crore in 2021-22 to Rs 1,150 crore in 2022-23. “If we can carry all unassessed houses beneath the evaluation fold inside a year, the income will register a hundred per cent rise,” stated a KMC income branch official.

Apart from augmenting revenue, evaluation of the unassessed houses is additionally wished to allow proprietors of homes or residences to get their residences mutated that will make certain transport of all fundamental civic services.

Speaking on the concluding day of the KMC price range session (for 2023-24), Hakim said: “I have given a year to the evaluation branch officers to wrap up the work of assessing new properties, failing which the civic officers involved will be taken to task.”

According to a civic evaluation department official, there is sufficient scope for KMC to carry the newly developed housing complexes and condo structures beneath the evaluation power in massive areas off EM Bypass and areas that are in the Tollygunge-Jadavpur belt and Behala neighbourhoods.

“We have requested our inspectors to habits a survey of these areas and take notice of the newly built buildings. Then a force will be taken for an evaluation of these properties,” stated a civic official. The mayor on Tuesday stated the civic physique would prepare for evaluation camps at the housing complexes or condominium structures to assist the proprietors to determine their homes underneath the Unit Area Assessment system.

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