Nashik civic body administration rejects GB’s decision to roll back property tax hike

Nashik civic body administration rejects GB’s decision to roll back property tax hike
23/07/2018 , by , in News/Views

The property tax hike continues to be a contentious issue between the civic administration and the elected representatives in Nashik.

On Saturday, the civic administration said it would not accept the resolution passed by the Nashik Municipal Corporation’s general body earlier in the week that rolled back the property tax hike. The general body curtailed the tax hike of at least 40% proposed by the administration to 18%. Also, farmlands were given respite by the general body.

Civic chief Tukaram Mundhe said that the resolution of the general body was “null and void” because the municipal commissioner has the right to fix the tax rate. He added that he would take appropriate decision about the tax structure after he receives a copy of resolution passed by the general body.

Mundhe quoted a high court order of 1996 that clearly mentions that every land is taxable. Moreover, he was not allowed to speak during the general body meeting when the discussion on tax hike went on till midnight.

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