Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation Hits Record Tax Collection of Nearly Rs. 977 Crore

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The tax collection and taxation department of the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has achieved a remarkable feat in its 41-year history by collecting a staggering amount of Rs. 977 crore 50 lakh in the fiscal year 2023-24. This achievement marks a significant milestone not just for the department, but for the corporation as a whole.

Out of a total of 6 lakh 25 thousand property holders, an impressive 5 lakh 11 thousand 154 property holders have dutifully paid their taxes. Municipal Commissioner and Administrator Shekhar Singh expressed gratitude to the honest taxpayers, acknowledging their contribution.

The primary source of income for the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) is property tax, which is collected from the 6,25,000 properties under its jurisdiction. This year, the corporation has collected 977 crores, which is a significant improvement over the previous year’s collection of 816 crores. The credit for this success goes to the Municipal Commissioner Shekhar Singh, Additional Commissioner Pradeep Jambhale-Patil, Assistant Commissioner Nilesh Deshmukh, and their team, who implemented various measures such as property confiscation, disconnection of tap connections, publication of defaulters’ names, and property auctions to ensure rigorous tax collection.

The corporation also focused on enhancing public awareness through advertisements, social media campaigns, and community engagements. These efforts have yielded positive results, reflecting in the substantial tax recovery.

Citizens were provided with convenient online and offline platforms for tax payment, along with relief schemes for property owners. The department’s services were made fully accessible online, ensuring efficiency and ease of access for taxpayers.

The tax collection success varied across different zones, with the highest collection of Rs. 154 crores 58 lakh recorded in the Wakad zone, while the Talwade zone reported the lowest collection.

Reflecting on the corporation’s growth trajectory, the tax collection has seen a steady rise over the years, reaching nearly 977 crores in 2023-24, inching closer to the 1000 crores mark. Commissioner Shekhar Singh highlighted plans for future improvements, aiming for a more public-oriented approach and digitization of property records. Collaboration with other government departments is also on the agenda to enhance service quality.

Additional Commissioner Pradeep Jambhale-Patil expressed gratitude for citizen cooperation and outlined plans for further integration with government databases to streamline services. Assistant Commissioner Nilesh Deshmukh credited the achievement to the vision and guidance of the commissioner and expressed commitment to realizing future goals.

The collective efforts and strategic initiatives have propelled the PCMC towards significant milestones in tax collection, paving the way for continued progress and development in the region.

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