Staff Reporter

HYDERABAD: GHMC resorted to announcement of cash prizes to make people pay their property tax dues.

Whoever pays their property tax before March 20(deadline extended from March 7) will get cash prizes ranging from 375 consolation prizes of Rs.20,000 worth each to the bumper prize of Rs.One lakh.

Total amount of all the prizes is Rs.10 lakh. Properties of Central or State governments, GHMC officers, staff and their dependents are not eligible for the prizes.

The tax payers who have already paid the tax for the year 2009-10 are also eligible for the prize, a press note from the Additional Commissioner, Finance said on Thursday.