The general body of the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) on Wednesday approved the resolution offering property tax concession to widows of ex-servicemen, and their minor children. The concession, at present, is limited to ex-servicemen.
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) corporator, Mangala Kadam, cited that though the houses of the ex-servicemen were in the names of their wives and children, they did not get any concession in property tax. Kadam then tabled a supplementary amendment to extend the benefit to the widows and children also.
The general body has approved the supplementary amendment to give 50 per cent concession in property tax to the widows and their children, below 18 years of age. The concession is applicable only for areas measuring up to 1500 sq ft.
The general body also approved the resolution to charge 20 per cent more from patients coming to Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial Hospital from outside the municipal limits.
Some corporators observed that though PCMC spends around Rs 32- Rs 35 crore a year on the hospital, it lacked many facilities. NCP corporators Azam Pansare and R S Kumar demanded that staff vacancies be filled soon.
Independent corporator Maruti Bhapkar demanded that PCMC ask the state government to bear 50 per cent expenditure on YCMH as it takes in patients from Junnar, Khed, Maval, Mulshi and other nearby talukas.
Mayor Yogesh Behl asked the civic administration to list staff requirements and send it to the municipal commissioner for approval. A separate meeting to discuss matters related to YCMH will be held later.
Behl expressed concern about corporators tabling large number proposals of supplementary amendments. "There are 12 proposals on the agenda of the general body, but the corporators have tabled 25 supplementary amendments. This shows that the corporators do not attend the zonal committee meetings. Proposals of supplementary amendments will not be accepted from the next general body meeting".