The zonal taxation officers will now work under the supervision of the joint commissioners and ensure better recovery of arrears, said MCG officials.
“During the review meeting with the additional commissioners and joint commissioners, it was observed that the income under the head of property tax, rent and trade licences was not encouraging and arrears are piling. Little efforts are being made to recover the arrears. So, there is a dire need to expedite the recovery of arrears,” read the order issued by MCG commissioner Mukesh Kumar Ahuja.
MCG had estimated revenue of Rs 1,103 crore from the property tax in 2020-21 fiscal year, however, it could generate only Rs 250 crore. The income from property tax in 2021-22 is estimated to be Rs 1,235 crore.