Delhi: After complaints, AAP govt seeks public opinion on circle rates

The AAP government has issued an advertisement, seeking public opinion on the current circle rates, days after the Haryana government took a similar measure.

Written by Pragya Kaushika | New Delhi | Updated: July 28, 2016 4:34:21 am

The Delhi government is planning to look into complaints about “high” circle rates in the capital, after receiving suggestions and inputs on the issue from traders and other sections of society.

The AAP government has issued an advertisement, seeking public opinion on the current circle rates, days after the Haryana government took a similar measure.

Urging people to visit the website concerned, the advertisement stated, “The Delhi government has received several complaints against existing circle rates. If any discrepancies are found in circle rates in any area, please send your suggestions through email.”

“People believe there are certain discrepancies in circle rates… There is a need to revise the rates… that seems to be the opinion of the people… for example, a group of residents from New Friends colony complained that circle rates in their area have become higher than market rates due to a slump in the realty sector,” said a government official.

The Delhi government has also constituted a committee to look into the “discrepancies” between circle rates and realty rates, and submit its recommendations on the issue.

However, it is not clear if the Delhi government, which has often locked horns with the central government over jurisdictional issues, has the power to change circle rates in the capital.

“Once the process is complete, we will present it before the relevant authority for approval,” said the official.

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