NASHIK: The Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) has woken up to recover arrears before the current financial year comes to an end. The NMC has intensified its drive which has been undertaken for over the last 2 weeks across the city to recover arrears amounting to crores of rupees through water cess, house cess and property tax.
The tax authorities so far have collected Rs 5.25 crore in house tax and Rs 2.42 crore by way of water cess. “The NMC has achieved its recovery target with regard to water cess. However, it is still behind in its objective of recovering arrears from house cess,” the NMC sources say.
The NMC has undertaken recovery drive under the aegis of municipal commissioner Abhishek Krishna in six divisions of the city against the evaders of the property and other taxes. A total of 18 teams – 3 teams for each of the division – have been formed to recover outstanding dues.
Interestingly, the positive effect of the “beating of drums” in front of residences/shops of tax defaulters is being seen. The tax recovery has increased considerably with a whopping collection of around Rs 8 crore in the last 15 days.
According to data available, the general meeting (AGM) of the NMC, for the current fiscal, had set Rs 115 crore recovery target before house cess department and Rs 40.26 crore for water cess department. “The drive will be intensified further,” apprised municipal dy commissioner Rohidas Dorkulkar.