The general house of Chandigarh Municipal Corporation will once again take up the issue of bringing the remaining five villages —Hallomajra, Kajheri, Palsora, Maloya and Dadumajra — within the purview of commercial tax on Thursday. Even as the House had rejected the agenda of bringing other villages within the purview of property tax, this agenda will again come up for consideration.
The survey of the villages was conducted and it was found that there are 788 commercial units in Hallomajra, 649 units at Kajheri, 293 units at Palsora, 556 units at Maloya and 576 at Dadumajra.
A committee was constituted that had further recommended that the commercial properties of these villages be included in Zone C of Group IV of the self-assessment scheme.
The MC had received a letter from the secretary, local government on this, which was placed before the House to reconsider the property tax to be levied in these villages.
When the agenda of bringing these villages under the purview of property tax had come up previously, councillors had rejected it stating that villages may be given basic amenities first and only after that the tax be levied.
The civic body is already in the process of carrying out a physical survey of all residential properties as per the latest technology to ascertain the actual status.
The commercial properties in all the sectors of Chandigarh are divided into different zones and the tax is calculated according to the built-up area with the rate as per the zone.
There are around 23,000 commercial units within the MC limits. The assesses are liable to pay property tax under the self-assessment scheme on the prescribed proforma. There are approximately 83,000 residential properties liable to pay property tax according to the rules.