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Gurugram development body will get over Rs 350 crore per year from stamp duty

The department of urban local bodies had approved the proposal for sharing of stamp duty charges between GMDA and the municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) in April this year.

GURUGRAM: The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) is likely to get over Rs 350 crore from stamp duty charges every year. This comes as a huge relief to the cash-strapped government agency.

The department of urban local bodies had approved the proposal for sharing of stamp duty charges between GMDA and the municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) in April this year.

While GMDA was earlier estimated to receive Rs 250 crore from MCG, it is now set to receive stamp duty charges from the Municipal Corporation of Manesar (MCM) as well. A proposal in this regard is already underway. MCM officials said just like MCG, the rules would be applicable to MCM as well.

“We had estimated receipt of Rs 250 crore from MCG alone. Now with MCM in the picture, we expect Rs 350 crore to Rs 400 crore from stamp duty charges annually,” said a senior GMDA official. He added that the charges will be paid to GMDA with effect from April 1, 2021.

The metropolitan authority had first written to the state government over splitting of stamp duty charges with MCG in 2019. A notification in this regard was finally issued in April this year. Prior to the notification, MCG collected 2% stamp duty charges.

The proposal had met with opposition from the municipal councillors and mayor Madhu Azad, who stated that the move would impact the development works in the municipal areas. Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, however, approved the proposal during a GMDA meeting last year.

The money from the stamp duty charges will help GMDA in bridging the gap between its expenditure and income for the current fiscal year. The budget for the fiscal year 2021-22 has been estimated at Rs 1,848 crore, whereas the expected receipts for the year are around Rs 1,200 crore — a shortfall of around Rs 600 crore.

“The collection of external development charges (EDC) and stamp duty charges together should be able to fill the gap. We are depending on the state government for the remaining amount,” the GMDA official said.

In order to make the civic body more independent, chief minister Khattar had also announced earlier this year that GMDA as well as the Faridabad metropolitan authority would be gettingEDC directly from the developers, thereby eliminating delays. All the EDC charges for Gurugram and Faridabad will go to GMDA and FMDA, respectively.

Source – https://realty.economictimes.indiatimes. com/

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Gurugram: Suncity residents struggle to get rainwater pits operational

The residents complained that the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) had initiated the construction of four RWH pits in the colony in September 2019, but the contractor left the work mid-way which is causing a lot inconvenience for them.

GURUGRAM: At a time when depleting underground water is a major concern in the city, residents of Suncity are struggling to get four rainwater harvesting pits (RWH) operational since last one year.

The residents complained that the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) had initiated the construction of four RWH pits in the colony in September 2019, but the contractor left the work mid-way which is causing a lot inconvenience for them. They alleged that several complaints have been made to the concerned officials, but it has fallen on deaf ears.

Kusum Sharma, a member of the RWA said, “The contractor has left the work unfinished and since then we are trying to get this completed. Two half constructed RWH pits are in the greenbelt area and the rest is in two parks of the colony. This is really sad that on one hand the administration is creating awareness of the RWH and spreading the word to conserve water but on the other hand the reality is very much different. We are wasting precious rain water around 10 lakh litres.”

MCG took over Suncity Township in April 2019. The residents complained that the huge dug pits are left open which could pose serious risk to their safety, especially children playing in the park. Besides, the stagnated water in the pits has also become a breeding ground of mosquitoes, the residents said.

Source https://realty.economictimes.indiatimes. com/

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Infrastructure work hit, takeover of DLF areas delayed: Gurugram civic body

“As the lockdown restrictions eases, we will call a meeting of the MCG officials and DLF to review the status of work done for the handover and will then set a fresh deadline,” said Hariom Attri, joint commissioner-3, MCG.

GURUGRAM: The Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) has decided to extend the deadline set for DLF to complete the pending civic infrastructure work in DLF-1, 2 and 3 for their handover to the corporation.

“The deadline will be extended since there is shortage of manpower. No work was done in the last two months due to lockdown. As the lockdown restrictions eases, we will call a meeting of the MCG officials and DLF to review the status of work done for the handover and will then set a fresh deadline,” said Hariom Attri, joint commissioner-3, MCG.

In the meeting held in February, DLF had submitted a tentative timeline to complete the pending work between July and December.

However, the MCG officials found the timeline too long and had set a deadline of June 30.

“Around 70% to 80% of the work, related to roads have been completed in the DLF-1 and 2. This was the status before the lockdown was implemented. However, a majority of work is still pending in the DLF-3. We have not yet been able to convene a meeting and discuss the takeover,” said a senior MCG official.

DLF officials did not comment on the matter.

The takeover of DLF-1, 2 and 3 was announced by chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar in 2016.

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Gurugram: Property tax not paid, MCG seals 16 plots

GURUGRAM: Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) on Monday sealed 16 properties for non-payment of property tax. A team from the taxation department along with police visited 25 such properties that didn’t clear the dues.
According to the officials, they had to face resistance but the police presence helped them seal the properties. The corporation also wants to boost its revenue from the property tax in the current fiscal.
MCG officials said that of the 25 properties whose dues are pending, 16 were sealed, one paid the tax on the spot and eight have given their applications to the MCG office for corrections.
“Under a special campaign to penalise defaulters, we have sealed 16 properties in Badshapur, Narsinghpur East, Sector 67, Sector 74, Sector 76, Islampur, Jharsa, Sector 32A, Sector 33, Sector 48, Sector 57 and Tikri. The sealing drive will continue,” said an MCG official. The drive was conducted by the team of zonal taxation officer-4, Devender Kumar.
MCG officials said that a 25% rebate is given to those who will clear their dues from the 2010-11 fiscal to 2016-17 fiscal year by March 31. MCG had set a target of collecting Rs 1,103 crore in the form of property tax, but managed only Rs 208 crore till February this year.

Source timesofindia.indiatimes. com/

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