EDMC extends date of property tax amnesty scheme till March 31
Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, the BJP-ruled East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) has extended the last date for availing an amnesty scheme for payment of property tax to the end of March, officials said Sunday. The other two BJP-ruled corporations, the North and South Corporations — NDMC and SDMC had kept March 31 only as the last date while announcing the scheme earlier.
“For property owners in east Delhi, the amnesty scheme has been extended till the end of March. It was to be effective till February 28 earlier,” a senior EDMC official said. Under the amnesty scheme, property owners in the city will not have to pay interest and penalty if they clear pending dues of the tax. The corporations have been announcing similar schemes every year close to the end of a financial year, but, sources said, with elections in the offing, such amnesty schemes are being implemented also keeping the voters in mind.