By: Pune Pulse
September 15, 2023
Pune: The collection of property tax has been impeded by a lack of documentation regarding the purchase and sale of properties within the Dehu Road conservation area, situated near Pimpri-Chinchwad. This issue has been brought to the attention of Shekhar Singh, Municipal Commissioner, Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation who has made the decision to register and transfer these properties based on stamps in a notary manner.
As per the information received, the government does not register the transactions of purchase and sale of properties in the conservation and authority areas within the municipal limits. Public representatives, including citizens, had demanded that the properties be registered.
Accordingly, Singh took a decision and granted a concession for the registration and transfer process. The decision will benefit 25,000 properties in areas adjoining the city’s defense department, encroachments in government acquisition areas such as Pimpri-Chinchwad Navnagar Development Authority under the Maharashtra Prevention of Fragmentation and Consolidation OF Holdings Act.
As per the information provided, this move is expected to increase the revenue of the civic body. It should be noted that the aforementioned decision applies solely to those residing in the red zone, authority-owned land within the conservation and authority areas of PCMC limits and does not apply to other parts of the city. Any individuals found to be engaging in malpractices will be subject to disciplinary action. Ownership of the properties will remain with the authority, and only individuals with a record of 7/12 will be recorded as owners for property tax collection.
While talking to Pune Pulse, Nilesh Deshmukh, Tax Department, PCMC, added, ‘Decision has been taken to register and transfer these properties in red zones in a notary manner.’’