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Updated: March 3, 2012 10:07 IST

BBMP launches property identification number

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The chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda, during the launch of new Property Identity (PID) system, data captured by GIS (geographical information system), by Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), in Bangalore on March 02, 2012. Photo: K. Murali Kumar.
The Hindu The chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda, during the launch of new Property Identity (PID) system, data captured by GIS (geographical information system), by Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), in Bangalore on March 02, 2012. Photo: K. Murali Kumar.

16.19 lakh properties to be brought under the tax net

Citizens who complain about the lack of civic amenities often forget that it is their duty to pay taxes, according to Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda.

Speaking after launching the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike's (BBMP) unique property identification (PID) number here on Friday, he said that through the project, the civic body had identified 16.19 lakh properties in the city. All of them would be brought under the tax net.

“With this, the BBMP can collect nearly Rs. 3,000 crore as property tax. Probably then, the civic body will begin to expect less ‘help' from the State Government,” he said.

Mr. Sadananda Gowda said PID would later be integrated with the State Revenue Department's Urban Property Ownership Record (UPOR). “UPOR would be implemented across the State. In Mysore, there were 1.2 lakh tax payers earlier. Through UPOR, we found that there were 1.76 lakh properties. Nearly 30,000 properties have been identified as government land,” he said.

Appreciating the efforts of the BBMP in launching the geographical information system (GIS)-based PID, he said the civic body had collected around Rs. 1,200 crore from 11 lakh property owners. “PID will help BBMP increase its revenue collection and bring in transparency in administration. The BBMP can use PID to identify government properties and map slum areas,” Mr. Sadananda Gowda added.

Senior BBMP officials involved in the project said details of the properties would be made available on a public domain soon. This project can be used as a platform for various applications in future.

The official said the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board had evinced interest in utilising the project to map their water and sewerage lines.

“The police can profile crimes using this scheme. The BBMP itself can use it to map its assets, issue licences for optic fibre cables and put in place a management system for the same and also take up complaint profiling after receiving grievances from the public,” they said.

Mayor Sharadamma; B.N. Vijaykumar, C.N. Ashwath Narayan and Hemachandra Sagar, MLAs; Deputy Mayor S. Harish, Ruling Party Leader B.R. Nanjundappa, and Opposition Leader in BBMP council M. Udayshankar were present among others.

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We are happy something is happening. But I am sure in every new thing, the government employees find a new way to make money.When this will end? May be very soon some reveolution will take place in India against corruption /government corrupt fellows.We are eagerly waiting for real Ramraj.

from:  R.Suresh
Posted on: Apr 16, 2012 at 12:14 IST

Apartments owners more often than not experience irritant difficulties
in having khatas issued in their individual names, even long after
they have come to own and occupy the property; found to be a time
consuming and 'expensive' formality, for no fault of them. The hassle
faced is mainly attributable to the fact that, the Sellers do not , as
required of them, after completion but before sale, apply for and
obtain a 'master khata', for the entire property (comprising the land
and building); the BBMP also, on its part, is not known to ever
insist upon and ensure that the Sellers do so. It is thus a
contributory negligence and failure to respectively fulfil the
mentioned 'statutory obligation' that the buyers are put to hardship,
otherwise conveniently avoidable. Write-ups posted in public domain
(known websites, e.g. commonfloor, apartmentadda) require to be taken
a note of by the concerned authorities, and remedial steps taken, so
as to stem the rot deep rooted for long in the system.

from:  vswami
Posted on: Apr 2, 2012 at 15:33 IST

Politics is not loose talk and with his unsolicited comments,Mr.Gowda seems to be slowly transferring power to Congress-JD(S) combine. 100% tax collection is a great concept but proper utility of funds is of paramount importance. Garden city is defaced during BJP tenure with garbage, flies & Mosquitoes seen everywhere. If CM is not serious about improving civic amenities, he will meet his Waterloo shortly. Sadanand has two options whether to go down in history as Deve Gowda or Kempe Gowda?

from:  Vyas K Susarla
Posted on: Mar 3, 2012 at 16:10 IST
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