No proposal before MCD to increase property tax: Gupta

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New Delhi, Sep 16 (UNI) Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi Vijender Gupta today clarified that there is no proposal whatsoever for an increase in property tax under consideration before the MCD.

''The MCD is not in the favour of putting additional burden on the property tax payers,''Mr Gupta said reacting to a news published today that the MCD has initiated a proposal to increase property tax.

Mr Gupta said, ''in the news item, published in today's newspapers, it has been mentioned that Property Tax Department has sent a proposal to the Commissioner yesterday for taking permission for increasing property tax.'' ''As per reports received from the Property Tax Department, no such letter has been written to the Commissioner,''Mr Gupta said.

The chairman confirmed his commitment that without putting any extra burden on citizens, MCD will increase its income by strengthening and rationalizing internal financial resources and will provide better as well as improved civic services to citizens.


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