PRO­POSAL TO RENT OUT APMC PREMISE TO ACB RE­JECTED

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HT NAVI MUMBAI - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

The Navi Mum­bai Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion’s stand­ing com­mit­tee on Thurs­day re­jected a pro­posal put forth by the ad­min­is­tra­tion seek­ing ap­proval to rent out its premises in the cen­tral fa­cil­ity build­ing at APMC mar­ket to the Navi Mum­bai Anti-Cor­rup­tion Bureau for a pe­riod of three years.

The res­o­lu­tion pro­posed a rent of Rs9,716 per month would be col­lected from the Navi Mum­bai Anti-Cor­rup­tion Bureau for leas­ing out the 800 sqft premises.

The mem­bers, how­ever, ob­jected to the year of the ready reckoner rate used and also raised ques­tions on who will pay the property tax.

Cor­po­ra­tor Ravin­dra Ithape said, “The rate used to cal­cu­late the rent of the premises is based on the 2009 ready reckoner rate. It should be based on the 2015 ready reckoner rates in­stead. This will en­sure in­creased rev­enue to the civic body.”

The mem­bers also stated there was no clar­ity on the property tax pay­ment.

The stand­ing com­mit­tee chair­per­son Ne­tra Shirke then asked the ad­min­is­tra­tion to re­con­sider the pro­posal in view of the ob­jec­tions raised be­fore plac­ing it once again be­fore the com­mit­tee.

Deputy mu­nic­i­pal com­mis­sioner Ankush Cha­van said, “We will con­sider the ob­jec­tions and sug­ges­tions of the mem­bers and also take into ac­count the present ready reckoner rates and then present a new pro­posal to the com­mit­tee soon.”

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