PBMC offers special rebate on payment of property tax

Port Blair
26 Apr 2017

The revised method of Property Tax has been implemented by Port Blair Municipal Council w.e.f. 01.04.2017. The system is better than the earlier system as it is transparent, fair, citizen friendly and professional way of assessment, simple to understand and need not to visit PBMC Office, self-assessment and ease of payment, no discretion with the assessing authorities. There is no scope of discrepancy, good data base and information systems to enable better tax planning and policy making and is a widely implemented system in most of the municipalities of the country.
The eligible persons can avail discounts viz 25% discount in case of the residential property recorded exclusively in the name of widow as per the revenue records, 2.25% discount in case of the residential property recorded exclusively in the name of handicapped person as per the certificate issued by the Social Welfare Department or 10% discount in case of the residential property recorded exclusively in the name of a female as per the Revenue Records.
Till June 30, a special rebate of 10% is also allowed for early payment. For the convenience of citizens, the Axis Bank branches at Middle Point and Bathu Basti have also been authorized to collect payment of property tax and self-assessment form.
The property tax of Rs.26,38,583 has already been deposited under the revised unit area system. All the concerned citizens are requested to clear their dues of property tax before June 30 and avail the special rebate of 10%. Thereafter the PBMC will start initiating action as per the Property Tax Bye-Laws 1999 which provides that the arrears of  property tax shall be first charge on the property in respect of which it is payable and process of  recovery as per arrears of Land Revenue through Deputy Commissioner will be taken up, said the Secretary, PBMC, Mr Yashpal Garg in a release.