Yesterday I had a special meeting with top 40 defaulters of property tax of Nabadiganta. I appealed to all to clear up the outstanding dues by 31st March 2017. Defaults ranged from several crores to several lakhs. I told them that while the matter of partial exemptions for IT / ITeS if applicable would be duly pursued with IT Department, till such time that the exemption is granted on is liable to pay the amount demanded. Few argued that they'd not received the demand notice: we agreed to give duplicates then and there. I also announced that the highest tax payer would be felicitated and profile posted on NDITA website. I appealed to them to pay up not only to avoid penalty and interest but also to fund our ambitious development programmes such as the construction of Town Hall, Multi-Storied Car Parking cum Food Courts, Scientific signages for motorists and pedestrians and removal of visual pollution by taking overhead cable networks underground.
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