Was there an evasion of property tax in a housing scheme plot of Nagpur?
An application was filed with the Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s Laxmi Nagar zone's property tax department under the Right to Information (RTI) Act seeking to get the details about the property tax paid on the plot on which the housing scheme of the Fariyas hotels is coming up.
As per the applicant, the tax department replied after a month that they could not understand the kind of information that was sought. Later on, some information was provided. As the information provided was incomplete, the applicant approached the first appellate authority. He said that though the said plot was liable to be taxed from 1968, the department provided him the copies of the property tax for the plot only for 2004 onwards.
The applicant has also written to the municipal commissioner requesting him to direct the concerned officials in Laxmi Nagar zone to provide information but no communication has been received from the zone. The applicant also claimed that he was told by the officials that the records of property tax prior to 2004 have not been found but the department is susceptible of giving it in writing as it might indicate a scam.