The Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) is all set to crack the whip against the errant tax payers. The Corporation is contemplating invoking the provisions of the Revenue Recovering Act against the tax payers who have not responded to the notices served by it.

Municipal Commissioner G. S. Pandadas on Friday instructed the officials to take measures to ensure that the tax was paid within 15 days after the notice was served. If the resident/owner has not responded, serve seizure notices, and snap the water supply.

The top 10 defaulters names also should be published on the VMC website, he said. The Corporation officials brought to his notice that details of owners of many vacant lands were not available making it difficult to tap the vacant land tax. Responding to it, the commissioner suggested them to put up notice boards in the vacant lands where the ownership details were not available.

The local residential welfare associations could also be contacted to identify the owner, he said. Chief Engineer G. Kondala Rao, Additional Commissioner (General) B R Satyanarayana, Superintending Engineer V. Venkateswara Rao, incharge Deputy Commissioner (Revenue) Z. Srinivasa Rao and others were present.

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