Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) officials have been blamed for causing a Rs. 2.6-crore revenue loss to the civic authority over the last 12 years.

Gangabyraiah, chairperson of the BBMP's Standing Committee for Accounts, has alleged that the officials failed to collect property tax from Karnataka Housing Board quarters at Koramangala National Games Village (NGV) for the last 12 years.

He told presspersons here on Wednesday that the BBMP had the potential to collect Rs. 1.22 crore a year from the 1,560 plots belonging to the KHB.

The flats case

Citing another incident, he said that the BBMP had “failed” to register four flats purchased from the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) at Prestige St. John Wood Apartment at Tavarekere. Though BBMP spent Rs. 2.47 core in 2007 towards their purchase, it had failed to register them in its name, he charged.

“The civic authority has failed to maintain the details about officials who were allotted the flats and the amount spent on maintenance. These flats are now vacant, causing a loss to the BBMP's exchequer. The flats may be allotted to senior officials,” he said.

Mr. Gangabyraiah charged that though the lease period on 221 BBMP properties had expired, the authorities had made no efforts to take Government approval for renewal or collection of fee. He also claimed that several files relating to the objections raised by the chief auditor were missing.

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