VIJAYAPURA: As 20014-15 financial year is drawing to a close, the VMC is trying to make the most of the available time in collecting tax dues from the residents of the city.
Though it has been very aggressive in the collection of taxes, it is giving a new thrust to the effort as a lot of ground is yet to be covered and the time left is very little before the financial year ends.
Municipal Commissioner G Veerapandian has asked the officials to collect property tax, water charges and drainage cess arrears from them by making a personal visit to their houses.
In his visit of some parts of the city, the municipal commissioner reminded the staff that water charges arrears alone stood at `4.8 crore and asked them to collect taxes at the rate of `1 crore per day since there are hardly five working days left in the financial year. He wanted a progress report from them every day.
VMC to Collect Fee for Display of Flexies
Vijayawada: Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) has decided not only to act tough on those who set up unauthorised flexies and banners but also make a few extra bucks and help its coffers look a little healthy. The civic body will allow banners announcing marriages and other functions for only a day and that too at specific locations. The VMC has also decided on the size of the banners or the flexies. It will collect `10 per square metre and after 1 day time period lapses, those who have set up the banners have to remove them on their own. The VMC will impose fine on those who fail to remove the banners. The corporation has marked as many as 70 locations in the city for setting up banners or flexies, according to official press release.