‘Increase in property tax is based on apex court norms'
Municipal Commissioner B. Ramanjaneyulu on Sunday pulled up an unruly group of people for not properly utilising his ward visits and creating unnecessary problems without following any procedure. During his visit to Division 38, a group of people accosted him saying increase in property tax was hefty and demanding its rollback.
The Commissioner explained in detail the procedure followed based on the apex court guidelines and government instructions and said that property tax increase was calculated on the basis of rental value. In all, 55,000 assessees filed revision petitions. They could approach Zone Commissioners or the Commissioner for further consultation, he said.
In spite of it, the group raised slogans against the government and created a ruckus prompting the Commissioner to ask whether there was no other problem in the ward. Mr. Ramanjaneyulu asked them not to resort to such cheap publicity gimmicks.
He later directed officials to initiate steps to prevent water pollution and take up repairs to a drain at Urvasi junction. A driving school owner who parked a car on the service road was fined Rs.2,000.
Corporator Yadla Vijaya and Additional Commissioner (Projects) K. Ramesh were among those who participated.