Ludhiana netizens prefer suvidha centres over online payment of property tax – ET RealEstate

LUDHIANA: As the last date to avail 10% rebate on property tax is July 31, huge rush of tax payers is being witnessed at suvidha centres of the Municipal Corporation (MC). Long queues can be seen outside suvidha centres in zonal offices and social distancing norms are also being ignored.

The employees deputed at suvidha centres do not let many people gather inside the premises but people can be seen sitting or standing outside the building in groups. Even in the zonal offices, public are allowed if the temperature is normal and hands are sanitised.

Sources said the rebate on property tax has been extended many times during Covid-19 to give enough chance to the people for clearing pending dues but still people come when last two three days are left.

The officials, however, claimed that people have the option to clear their payments for last and current financial year online, but they somehow prefer to come personally to the suvidha centres and deposit their tax. On Thursday and Friday, more people are expected being last two days.

Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu said, “We have requested people to maintain social distance but they do not listen. We have even asked them not to come to the MC offices and if they have any issues they should drop their grievances in the complaint box, but nobody again listens to such logic.”

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