By Accommodation Times Bureau
In a move to recovery house tax, the Gurugram civic body has decided to auction 37 properties after the owners declined to pay tax for a long period of time.
According to news agency Dinesh Kumar, Zonal Taxation Officer – MCG said, “We have served repeated notices to owners of these 37 properties under Section 130 of the Haryana Municipal Act 1994. But they have not approached us with the pending bills and now we have no option but to auction these sealed properties to recover dues.”
All these properties are said to be private & commercial and auction will be on March 16.
Kumar said, “We have an expected budget to recover Rs 250 crore property tax for 2018-19. We are still short of Rs 65 crore as the MCG has collected only Rs 185 crore so far.”
According to an official, the property will be released if the owner comes forward even on the auction to clear the pending amount.