North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) is gearing up to introduce an interactive portal which would allow residents to query or apply for updating details regarding property tax.
Municipal Commissioner Praveen Gupta said that the property tax collection of the NDMC has increased to Rs 613 crore in 2016-17 from Rs 371 crore in 2015-16.
He said, “This is step forward towards ease of doing business by digitisation of property tax records. The residents would be able to avail related facilities by logging through UPIC (Unique Property Identification Code) number or Aadhaar number or name, address or by scanning of QR code on the UPIC card.”
The portal is part of the e-governance measures taken by the NDMC and would also have details on property tax deposited since 2004-05, the civic body said.
He added,“Taxpayers can know their dues as the digital platform would calculate the tax according to prevalent rates, schemes and rebates applicable. They can also request for modification in details including mutation or change of name. They would be able to also lodge complaint regarding false details about property.”
Taxpayers would be getting alerts and information about schemes or rebates through mobile text message or e-mail.
The NDMC said the provision for inclusion or modification of property in property tax net has been provided as a request for it came up during a survey of UPIC users.
Gupta further said as per its digitisation drive, 5,31,389 properties have been scanned; 1,38,221 properties have been taken up for reconciliation and 1,22,614 properties have been reconciled by merging them.