PCMC Proposes Six Months Exemption on Property Tax in Pimpri Chinchwad

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Mrunal Jadhav

Pimpri, September 1, 2020: The Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has decided to exempt the property tax for the last six months from March onwards, to provide relief to the workers, businessmen, traders and the people in Pimpri Chinchwad. Although the decision is taken by the corporation, the final approval is expected from the State Government, and then it will be implemented.

Due to Coronavirus lockdown, all businesses in the city were closed which caused a huge loss. Therefore, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders decided to exempt the tax for three months in a meeting held on May 20. The proposal was not submitted to the general body of the PCMC due to lockdown, so the decision was not made. In a meeting held two days ago, the decision to exempt the property tax of the last six months has been approved.

PCMC is under the rule of BJP. But the State’s decision to exempt the property tax will be approved by the Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, and then by the State Government. The PCMC commissioner had sent a letter to the principal secretary of the urban development department regarding the tax exemption two and a half months ago, and had demanded that the government should take an appropriate decision regarding the exemption of tax.

What’s in the proposal?

Pimpri Chinchwad is an industrial city with a large working population. The Coronavirus has hit the population hard since March. Therefore, it will be difficult to pay the property tax of the municipality. To provide relief in this regard, a proposal was made to exempt all workers, traders, small and large businesses, small scale industries, residents, non-residents and industrial properties in the municipal area of six months of the tax, which is approved.