Brig Kuldip Singh Chandpuri (Retd),V-P of Zila Sainik Board,Chandigarh has written to the Mayor for exemption of property tax on residential and commercial property of serving or retired defence personnel and their families.
Majority of defence personnel retire between 32 and 40 years and settle down in or near their hometowns. The process of rehabilitation calls for considerable readjustment in their lifestyles, Brig Chandpuri said.
He added,Many states and union territories have exempted defence personnel from paying house tax,when the house is under self occupation. All the adjoining states such as Punjab,Haryana,Himachal Pradesh have already exempted the tax for defence personnel.
Mayor Subhash Chawla,meanwhile,said,I have raised the issue twice with the Administration,but it was rejected both times. Earlier,I had written about exemption of 20 categories but none was accepted.