Ulhasnagar : Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has waived the house tax of 500 square feet (500 sq ft) houses to the citizens of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation area as a New Year’s gift. have decided to do.
On the same lines, a similar resolution has been passed in Thane and Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation. But a similar demand was made by Shiv Sena city chief Rajendra Chaudhary last two years ago, which has not been accepted yet. Like Mumbai, the demand for getting this exemption to the local people is now gaining momentum.
The proposal was not sent to the state government
The election manifesto of the Shiv Sena in the 2017 municipal elections assured the citizens of the city that the 500-foot houses would be exempted from tax. Accordingly, in 2019, when Mayor Pancham Kalani and Ganesh Patil were commissioners, an informal resolution of tax exemption was passed in the general body meeting. But the municipal administration did not send the proposal to the state government citing poor financial condition.
Tax free for 500 feet houses
Although Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation is the first Municipal Corporation to pass the resolution, but it has lagged behind in this matter and the public representatives of the rest of the Municipal Corporation have become serious about this issue. Shiv Sena’s city chief Rajendra Chaudhary said on the above demand that the delegation of Mayor Lilabai Ashan and Mahavikas Aghadi will request Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Urban Development Minister Eknath Shinde in this regard, as per the resolution passed. .
In the recently passed General Assembly, under the guidance of Commissioner Dr. Raja Dayanidhi, on the initiative of Deputy Commissioner Headquarters Ashok Naikwade, a resolution has been passed to levy fees from hawkers, mobile towers, shopkeepers, factory owners, tablas, pets etc. to increase revenue. Due to this, the Municipal Corporation is expected to earn about Rs 100 crore annually. Rajendra Chaudhary said that in view of this, the Municipal Corporation should take positive steps for tax exemption.