Corpn chief told to consider plea opposing levy of taxes

The Commissioner of Corporation of Coimbatore has been directed by the Madras High Court to consider a representation that opposed the levy and collection of various taxes from the people.

Published: 02nd December 2017 01:52 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd December 2017 08:19 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: The Commissioner of Corporation of Coimbatore has been directed by the Madras High Court to consider a representation that opposed the levy and collection of various taxes from the people.
Justice S Vaidyanathan gave the directive on November 30, while disposing of a writ petition from M Krishnaswamy of Maniyakaranpalayam. Petitioner prayed for a directive to the civic body chief to consider his representation dated October 30 last.

According to senior counsel K Doraisami, the Corporation, in the absence of democratically elected members, had not initiated any new beneficial project for the people. On the contrary, it had imposed new taxes without there being a statute/legislation to that effect, arbitrarily. It had levied 0.1 per cent on the property value for mutation of names in the records, levied tax on garbage, directed existing consumers to pay revised water deposit and imposed hefty taxes on additional constructions.

In most cases, the Corporation had not called for objections from the public by publishing the resolutions in the local dailies. People were aware of the imposition of such taxes only at the time of the demand.
Petitioner had sent several representations, requesting the authorities not to collect the taxes. As there was no response, the present writ petition was filed, counsel said.

Stay up to date on all the latest Tamil Nadu news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp