Pimpri, 17th January 2024: The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) is gearing up for its inaugural auction of seized properties due to unpaid property taxes. Among the 503 properties confiscated, the municipality has identified 110 for the upcoming auction, marking the initiation of stringent measures against defaulters.
Civic officials have transmitted details of these 110 properties to the town planning department for a comprehensive valuation based on updated rates. The auction will commence once the evaluation process concludes. This auction represents a decisive step by PCMC to address the outstanding property tax issues.
Over the past few years, PCMC has seized a total of 3,130 properties from defaulters, with 2,693 property owners settling their dues, amounting to a collective sum of Rs 412 crore. However, 503 property owners are yet to fulfill their outstanding obligations. Chikali witnessed the highest number of seizures at 154 properties, followed by areas around the PCMC building (55), Phugewadi (53), and Wakad (46).
Pradeep Jambhale Patil, additional municipal commissioner of PCMC, emphasized the municipality’s commitment to taking stringent actions against property tax defaulters. He stated, “We have 110 properties for auction as of now, but we plan to put 503 properties up for auction as well. The idea is to set an example that the civic body will take strict actions against defaulters of property tax.”
To ensure legal compliance, officials have undergone training provided by legal experts. The valuation process for the identified properties is nearing completion. However, property owners will receive a final opportunity to clear their dues and retain their properties before the auction. PCMC will issue a final notice to property owners, urging them to settle their pending payments promptly to avoid further legal actions.