E-sampark centres not taking downloaded property tax forms
October, 18th 2013
Residents who went to e-sampark centre in some sectors for submitting property tax on residential property had to face problems with forms downloaded from the internet not being accepted. Instead the residents were asked to take forms from the sampark centres and fill these up.
Property tax on residential property has recently been introduced in Chandigarh. The tax is to be submitted from October 14 to December 14. Thereafter, a fine would be imposed on the defaulters that would be added to the water bills. The tax has been imposed at the rate of Rs 1 per sq yard.
A resident of Sector 44 said that he downloaded the form from the website of the Municipal Corporation and filled it. However, when he went to the e-sampark centre, he was told that he would have to fill the form available at the centre and the ones downloaded will not be accepted. A similar experience was shared by others at the sampark centre.
Joint Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Rajiv Gupta said that the e-sampark centres are supposed to accept the downloaded forms as that is the purpose of having these on the MC website. Instructions for the same have already been issued, he said.