GHMC identifies 1.41L Illegal constructions involved in disputes in Hyderabad.
GHMC cracking the whip on illegal buildings since 4 months is intent on Illegal constructions whose owners have moved courts and by implementing Government Order GOMS 299 During surveys across the Hyderabad the civic body identified as many as 1.41 lakh buildings having disputes with departments like revenue GHMC endowment and irrigation as per the report.
According to the GO the civic body collects property tax along with a penalty of up to 100 per cen and officials from circle level who held the survey found at least 800 to 1000 such buildings in each parting. In the past the GHMC had not collected property tax from such constructions and used to collect tax only from structures approved by the civic body as report say’s.
TS new government order allows the GHMC to collect 100 per cent penalty and property tax from buildings constructed on lands without title deeds or pattas, and on govern ment/endowment/Wakf/irrigation lands under dispute in courts in Telangana. As per the GO released on December 20th city town planning section should maintain monthly records and hold review meetings on the 10th of every month and GHMC officials would hold a meeting to discuss the gathered information on all the 1.41 lakh Illegal constructions on February 10th.
The GHMC commissioner Janardhan Reddy told DC that the civic body would get more than 100 crore from penalties and property tax from the 1.41 lakh unauthorised buildings and we have been demolishing identified Illegal constructions and wherever the disputes with courts have become an impediment to our actions, as we collect property tax by issuing notices and the receipt towards property tax paid by the owner of the Illegal construction will not have any title and like name or company name as per the officials.