Moshi: Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has been accused of treating society residents unfairly by the Chikhali-Moshi Pimpri Chinchwad Cooperative Housing Societies’ Federation. The Federation has expressed concern over an order issued by PCMC Commissioner Shekhar Singh regarding the levy of a 0.5% transfer fee on property registration, effective from April 2022.
In a letter to Commissioner Shekhar Singh, the Federation has requested that the previous rule of charging a 10% extra fees on general tax as a transfer fee be reinstated. The new rule, they argue, places an undue financial burden on tenants and is arbitrary in nature. The Federation has also called for free registration of property for taxation for first-time registrants.
“Ever since the commissioner has come as an administrator in Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation, since then the administration has been doing injustice to us by treating our society holders as a soft target,” said Sanjeevan Sangle, Chairman of Chikhali-Moshi Pimpri Chinchwad Cooperative Housing Societies’ Federation.
Sangle further stated that the administration has been cutting water connections to entire societies due to unpaid property tax by some flat owners, providing insufficient water supply to society owners, charging a quarter of the amount for tax collection, and supporting illegal work by builders despite many complaints.
He added, “This new rule that came into effect should be taken back. As this is charging extra registration fees on the flat owners. Whereas, the rule issued by the PCMC Commissioner is wrong as there is not approval by general body as well.”