Distribution of NMC Nashik Water Tax bills in 2014
Due to various reasons, the citizens could not get the Water Tax bills in time last year. As a result, citizens had expressed their dissatisfaction about the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) administration and it had also affected the recovery by the NMC. Against the backdrop, the NMC administration has decided to distribute the Water Tax bills from April itself this time.
The NMC distributes Property Tax bills once a year whereas Water Tax bills are distributed in four phases – after every three months. Last year, the NMC did not distribute the bills in time. As a result, the citizens were given the bills for the whole year once and without recording the water meter readings. Therefore, citizens had lodged complaints over the issue and the delay in distribution had affected the recovery by NMC.
Last year, the NMC had Rs 105 crore target for Property Tax collection. Out of it, Rs 71.75 crore were recovered. There was Rs 60.54 crore Water Tax recovery target. Out of it, Rs 34.35 crore were recovered.
As per the NMC administration, due to additional responsibility of various works such as economic census, general census and voters list for Lok Sabha elections given to Property Tax, Water Tax employees, there was delay in distribution of the bills. However, due to the problems last year, the NMC has made preparation to recover Water Tax from April itself. Therefore, distribution of Water Tax bills will begin soon; NMC sources informed. Deputy commissioner Bahiram has also informed that citizen will get Water Tax bills on time this year.
Source – Lokmat News Network – Nashik, 11 April 2014