W.P.No.3265 of 2020 W.P.No.3265 of 2020 N.KIRUBAKARAN, J. and P.VELMURUGAN, J. (Order of the Court was made by N.Kirubakaran, J) Mr.K.Makesh, learned Special Government Pleader takes notice on behalf of respondents 1 and 4; Mrs.Karthikaa Ashok, learned standing counsel takes notice on behalf of respondents 2 and 3. Nkkj pvj 11 question regarding proptery tax

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N.KIRUBAKARAN, J.
and
P.VELMURUGAN, J.
(Order of the Court was made by N.Kirubakaran, J)
Mr.K.Makesh, learned Special Government Pleader takes notice on behalf
of respondents 1 and 4; Mrs.Karthikaa Ashok, learned standing counsel takes
notice on behalf of respondents 2 and 3.
2.This Public Interest Litigation has been filed to direct the respondents to
formulate and notify transparent and uniform rules, procedures and applicable
rates for determining property taxes by the Assessment authorities in respect of
all categories of buildings throughout Greater Chennai Corporation areas.
3.Eventhough this Court expressed its opinion that the petitioner is trying
to stall the collection of property tax, the learned counsel appearing on behalf of
the petitioner makes it clear that he does not want to stall the collection of
money. He wants a fair levying and collection of property tax as there are many
malpractices by the officials in the levy of property tax and collection.
4.It is a known fact that last revision of property tax in Chennai was only
during 1998. Though, every five years, the property tax has to be revised, the
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for commercial buildings which results in loss of income to the Corporation.
Therefore, steps should be taken to find out the corrupt officials who involve in
such practices and action should be initiated against them.
8.In view of the above position, the following queries are raised:
(i) What was the property tax collected pursuant to the revision made in
1998?
(ii) What was the yearly collection before revision made in 2018? (year wise
details to be given)
(iii)What is the amount collected pursuant to the revision made in the year
2018 onwards? (year wise details to be given)
(iv)Why the Government has taken the decision to suspend the revision of
property tax?
(v) When the recommendations of the committee will be submitted?
(vi)How many Malls and IT corridors, Commercial complexes are situated in
Chennai?
(vii)What was the amount levied on those buildings?
(viii)How much was collected? (Individual details to be given)
(ix)What would have been the property tax collection in case revision done in
2003, 2008 and 2013?
(x) Whether all the amenities are being provided to the extended area of
Greater Chennai?
(xi) How many cases of levy of lesser tax for commercial buildings have been
so far deducted?
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