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Panchkula news: MC offers upto 100 % rebate on arrears; admin issues SOPs for allowed activities

A recent order issued by the state government also announced a 50 per cent rebate on residential properties situated under lal dora of villages, who clear all property tax dues for years 2010-2011 to 2019-2020 up to August 31.

By: Express News Service | Panchkula | Updated: May 24, 2020 1:31:11 am
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WITH HUGE rebates being offered by Haryana’s Urban Local Bodies (ULB) Department on property taxes, the Panchkula Municipal Corporation, which is owed Rs 147 crore in property taxes, is also hoping to improve the financial health of the corporation.

Municipal Corporation Commissioner Sumedha Kataria also said that the Panchkula civic body is offering a 100 per cent rebate on arrears from 2010-2011 to 2016-2017 charges. If anybody wants to clear all their dues in totality 2016-2017 onwards, they will be given a 25 per cent rebate.

A lucrative offer by district is also set to award the good tax payers who have been submitting their taxes before July 31 for at least the past three years.

“Such persons already get 10 per cent rebate, but this year, if they submit their taxes before July 31, they will be given an extra 10 per cent rebate,” said Kataria.

People who have switched on their auto debit, meaning all those who had allowed taxes to be transacted from their accounts each year on its own, will be given a five per cent rebate.

“We have huge arrears amounting in hundreds of crores in property taxes. Because of the accumulation of arrears, many decide to not pay anything at all. We want them to come forward and clear their dues. This will help the nigam’s financial accounts and also bring people on-board to become good tax payers,” added Commissioner Sumedha Kataria.

A recent order issued by the state government also announced a 50 per cent rebate on residential properties situated under lal dora of villages, who clear all property tax dues for years 2010-2011 to 2019-2020 up to August 31.

Panchkula admin issues SOPs for allowed activities

THE PANCHKULA administration Saturday allowed barber shops, salons and spas to remain open after an order was issued by Haryana on a state level. A detailed SOP, mandating the download of ‘Aarogya Setu’ (standard operating procedure) has also been created for the same along with SOPs for walking in parks as well as conducting marriages was also issued.

Barber shops

  • All clients and staff to mandatorily have ‘Aarogya setu’ app installed on phones.
  • Persons with fever, cough, cold and throat pain to not be allowed.
  • Face masks compulsory for clients and staff.
  • Hand sanitisers to be made available on entry.
  • Disposable paper to be used for each client.
  • All equipment shall be sanitised after each use using 7 percent lysol for thirty minutes.
  • Staff will have to sanitise hands after each cut/procedure. All common areas and frequently touched surfaces to be disinfected continuously.
  • Appointment or token system to be adopted and space of 1 meter between seating to be ensured.
  • Sharp waste including blades et al must be collected in leak proof container and must be disinfected before being handed over to MCs.
  • Posters to be displayed about cough etiquette and social distancing.

Marriages

  • Maximum fifty people allowed.
  • Functions will be conducted in well ventilated palaces without the use of ACs.
  • No person from containment zones will be allowed to attend.
  • Mandatory temperature check at entries, along with sanitisers to be placed at entry as well as other appropriate spaces.
  • Medical care for anyone found with symptoms or fever.
  • Face masks compulsory and physical distance of more than 1 meter to be maintained.
  • Consumption of liquor, pan, tobacco has not been allowed.
  • A nodal person will be identified who will oversee the arrangements and coordination at venue by the owner.
    Parks
  • Wearing of masks compulsory and social distancing norms to be followed.
  • Spitting not allowed.
  • Consumption of liquor, pan, gutka, tobacco not allowed.
  • Walking, running and jogging allowed, but open gyms, yoga or any other activities prohibited.
  • Entry of persons younger than ten years of age, pregnant women and older than 65 years prohibited. Additionally persons with co-morbidities advised not to enter.

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