HYDERABAD: Citizens can soon pay their property tax, trade licence fee, building fees, advertisement fee and other fees through net banking in as many as 555 nationalised and private banks in Greater Hyderabad in a hassle-free manner.
Banks that would accept the property tax, trade licence and building fees and other fees etc through net banking include State Bank of Hyderabad (200 branches), Andhra Bank ((200), ICICI (74), Indian Bank (45), IndusInd Bank (15), Yes Bank (11), Kotak bank (10). A few more national and private banks have expressed their desire to accept the payments. GHMC Special Officer Somesh Kumar held a meeting with officials of both nationalised and private banks on the issue.
The decision to pay taxes and fees through banks was taken as the Citizens Service Centres of the GHMC and Mee Seva centres which are accepting the property tax and fees are limited in the Greater Hyderabad limited. People are said to be facing hardships to pay taxes and fees at these centres because of less number of branches.
Besides GHMC used to pay service charges to Mee Seva and others up to `50 lakh per annum and the amount could be saved through bank payments. It will be hassle-free to pay the taxes and fees through different bank branches in the city. Payments can be made through cash, credit and debit cards. Special counters of GHMC will be set up in those bank branches which accept taxes and fees.
Similarly people who want to apply for trade licence and advertisements, permissions can also apply online.