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Corporators demand amendment of New Building Rules

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Corporators of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) have demanded an amendment of the New Building Rules (GO 86) on collection of 200 per cent property tax from unauthorized buildings and buildings which did not take occupancy certificates from the corporation.

The GHMC council has decided to send a delegation of all floor leaders to chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy seeking amendment of the New Building Rules.

Telugu Desam floor leader Singireddy Srinivas Reddy raised the issue soon after the special GHMC council meeting on budget began on Monday. He said the corporation has been collecting 200 per cent property tax from unauthorized buildings and buildings which were not regularized. He said as per the Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Act, only 25 per cent tax could be levied on unauthorized structures.

MIM corporator from Hussaini Alam, Mir Zulfeqar Ali, said the standing committee of the GHMC resolved to collect only 25 per cent additional property tax on the unauthorised structures till they were regularised or demolished by the corporation but not 200 per cent. Another corporator Diddi Rambabu said they would oppose any move to collect 200 per cent tax.

GHMC commissioner Sameer Sharma said as per GO 86, 200 per cent additional tax has to be collected from buildings which did not have occupancy certificate and did not talk about unauthorized structures. He said he had written to the government for amendment of GO 86 on the resolution made by the standing committee.

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GHMC to levy property tax on illegal structures

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is planning to levy property tax on buildings that have come up in an unauthorized manner on government, ceiling, assigned and notary lands. The corporation hopes to raise over Rs 50 crore by bringing illegal properties under its tax net.

Among the properties that are under the GHMC scanner are numerous buildings that have come up in Gurukul Trust Lands at Madhapur. GHMC officials point out that the civic body is providing all amenities including roads, street lights, garbage removal and other infrastructural facilities to the localities in which these illegal constructions were located.

However, a majority of the owners of these buildings are not paying property tax to the GHMC

Source: Deccanchronicle