New Delhi: The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has taken a U-turn on the issue of collecting property tax from extra constructions done for the shared use in the Cooperative Group Housing Societies in the different parts of the national capital.

However, after the objection of the members of the standing Committee during the MCD meeting, the proposal was passed and the decision of payment of property tax on the additional property was dissolved.

Last month the MCD, has issued a notice to the property tax department over forcing for the payment of the property tax on the social centres, club and guard rooms constructed inside the group housing societies in the areas like Dwarka, Rohini, Mayur Vihar, IP extension.

This moved had created resentment among the people leaving in those societies who even reached the Lt Governor.

Following which the matter was taken up in the standing committee meeting. Committee member Vijaya pandit, Rekha Gupta had even proposed to withdraw the proposal which was later passed by Standing committee chairman Yogendra Chandolia.

Several Group housing societies are constructed in these areas. The owners of such societies were till date paying the property tax only on their flats. But under the Unit Area Method of Property Tax which was implemented on 1st April 2004, property tax was also to be paid on additional construction like club, social centers and common hall.

(JPN/ Bureau)