Staff Reporter

KADAPA: The Government waived interest on house tax dues as a New Year gift to the people, Proddatur Municipal Chairperson I. Malleswari and Vice-Chairman V.S. Mukthiar announced on Saturday.

Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy waived interest on house tax until March 2006, the third waiver in a year, which was unprecedented, Ms. Malleswari told newsmen at Proddatur.

The Government had issued G.O. 146 waiving interest on dues till March end this year, G.O. 761 extending it till September end and now till March end next year, she said.

Terming the waiver as a New Year gift to the people, she urged them to clear house tax dues before March end. The chairperson, vice-chief and some councillors extended New Year greetings to the people.