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AAP alleges property-tax scam by North Delhi Municipal Corporation | Delhi News – Times of India

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NEW DELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party claimed on Monday that the BJP-ruled North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) had accomplished a rip-off price Rs 1,400 crore within the assortment of property tax. AAP spokesperson Atishi stated the NDMC collected tax from 5.75 lakh properties in 2017, whereas it was levied on solely 4.25 lakh properties final 12 months.
No speedy response was out there from the BJP.
Addressing a press convention, Atishi stated the civic our bodies’ major income was the tax collected from each residential and industrial properties.
According to Atishi, the NDMC mayor had acknowledged few days in the past that the civic physique noticed a rise in property tax because of the rise within the variety of properties.
However, she added, figures revealed the other.
“In the last couple of years, the number of taxed properties have decreased from 5.75 lakh in 2017 to 4.25 lakh in 2020,” she stated. “Therefore, claiming that there has been an increase in tax through an increase in properties is an outright lie.”
“The question is where have the balance properties gone in a matter of three years?” she requested.
Atishi stated the NDMC employed an company in 2017 to survey the variety of properties and it was discovered there have been over 12 lakh properties that needed to pay property tax.
“These 12-lakh-plus properties were given a Unique Property Identification Code, through which the property tax collection mechanism would work. When a survey of 12 lakh properties has been conducted, then why has property tax been collected from roughly one-third of that number?” she requested.
Atishi stated this “scam worth crores” had been working within the NDMC for years now. She added that property tax price Rs 2,000 crore ought to have been collected if one goes by the 12-lakh-plus determine.
“Where is the balance of Rs 1,400 crore? Where is the property tax of the remainder roughly eight lakh properties? Who has pocketed this amount?” she requested, demanding solutions from the NDMC.

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