Kanpur: House tax to be paid online from September 1 | Kanpur News

KANPUR: Kanpur Municipal Corporation (KMC) has decided to receive house tax and other fees through online payment or bill machines for which it has entered into an agreement with the ICICI Bank.
Municipal commissioner Shivasharanppa said the decision to adopt online service mode has been taken to check manipulation in manual mode. The KMC received several complaints that the house tax and other fees were collected but not deposited in the KMC’s coffer. This system will come into force from September 1, he added.
Under the new arrangement, all tax collectors would be equipped with an online billing machine to collect house tax from house owners of the city in all 110 wards. Through online payment, the system would automatically update the record and a receipt would be generated on the spot, the municipal commissioner informed.
Meanwhile, KMC officials have decided to register an FIR against tax inspector Harshit Mishra who had been suspended for not depositing the house tax and mutation fee in the KMC treasury. Some consumers of zone-2 lodged a complaint before the senior officials that though they had deposited the mutation and others fees but the mutation proceedings have not been initiated. The officers after checking the mutation register found that the fee was not deposited in the KMC treasury. Bal Mukund Mishra, zonal officer of zone-2 reported the matter to the senior officials on June 20 stating that one Binu Sharma, a resident of Gopal Nagar, had deposited Rs 3,1240 as mutation fee for which a receipt was issued to him by the revenue inspector of the zone Harshit Mishra.
In another matter too, he did not deposit Rs 20,580 which had been collected as mutation fee from a house owner.
The KMC chief hoped that online payment mode would check manipulation and misappropriation of funds. In previous years also KMC officials received reports that the tax collectors had collected the tax but did not deposit the same in the KMC treasury, he said.

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