The cash-strapped MCGM has decided to set up another sessions court in the city to expedite disposal of litigations related to property tax. The court, which will be functional at Poisar in Kandivli, will specifically dispose off only property-tax related cases. At least 2,171 property-tax related cases of MCGM are pending in various courts. A revenue worth Rs. 1,674 Crore is locked in these cases. A proposal for setting up the new session’s court has been tabled at MCGM. The corporation claims that it has already sought approval from the Bombay High Court for setting up of the new facility. The civic administration said that the court will be set up for an initial duration of two years. It will be expected to dispose off most of the cases during this period. An extension will be provided if the need arises, said officials. With estimated revenue of Rs. 2,647 Crore, the property tax department is the single largest revenue source for the BMC. Keen to boost its revenue sources, which have got adversely affected owing to various reasons including recession, overspending, and an increase in establishment costs, the MCGM has decided to plug all its monetary leaks. Bureau report – NMTV News.
November 3, 2008
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