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Mumbai: Ex-servicemen in Maharashtra to get property tax exemption

According to the reports, there are over 2 lakh ex-servicemen in the state.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai |
Updated: August 3, 2021 7:23:44 pm
BMC Additional Commissioner Suresh Kakani said, “As the teams returned, I organised RT-PCR tests for them. We found four employees to be positive. One is critical.’’

Residential properties of former servicemen in Mumbai will now be exempted from property tax. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has proposed to waive property tax of residential properties owned by ex-servicemen, wives of martyrs and parents of unmarried martyrs.

A proposal in this regard will be tabled before the Standing Committee for approval on Wednesday. Officials said the proposal is likely to get cleared in the meeting.

The BMC’s decision comes after the Maharashtra government’s notification issued in September 2020, under which all urban local bodies had been asked to waive property tax for former defence personnel.

According to the BMC proposal, defence personnel should get relevant certificates from the district Sainik Welfare office to avail the benefits of the scheme or to submit domicile certificate to prove they are living in the the state for the past 15 years.

There are an estimated two lakh former servicemen currently residing in the state.
Eligible persons will get benefit on only one residential property.

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