SRINAGAR: Lieutenant Governor J&K Manoj Sinha on Saturday said that those accumulated property for their five-generations are abusing J&K government for imposing property tax. He said common people are being misled by plunders besides spreading disinformation campaign on the law.
“Those have accumulated property for their five-generations are abusing us on imposing property tax. They are running away from paying few hundred towards public exchequer but at the same time these people are receiving 8 lac rupees on account of rent on the properties they possess,” LG Sinha said while addressing an event in Srinagar here.
LG said sometimes it becomes inevitable to take harsh decisions to set the things in order. “Some people thought J&K is their personal property, but I want to clear it that the present dispensations will heard only poor and common people of J&K and those spreading misinformation about property tax will not be taken into account,” LG said.
He also said that the J&K government has made toll free numbers public to get suggestions from common people about property tax. “I assure you that suggestions of common and poor people will be taken into account and they will not be left disappointed,” he said.
“Every State and UT of the country is paying property tax. Jammu and Kashmir is the last one where it is being imposed. Also if we compare it to others parts J&K is the only UT where charges have been fixed very low,” LG said.
He added that religious places across J&K have been excluded in the tax and added, “The tax paid by Srinagar residents will be deposited into the account of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) who will spend it on the developmental works to make lives of common people better,” he added. (KNS)