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MCC proposes a revenue vigilance squad to check pilferage

The Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) has approved a budget for the fiscal year 2022-23 that intends to mobilize resources to collect Rs 80 crore in property tax under the Self-Assessment Scheme (SAS). The city, which has 2,05,003 properties in its 60 wards, is looking to boost revenue. Measures will be taken to bring all properties left out of the city corporation’s tax net within the tax ambit.

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A revenue vigilance squad will be monitored by the deputy commissioner (revenue) to check revenue pilferage. The budget also targets the collection of Rs 65 crore through water cess and Rs 25 crore through solid waste management in the next financial year. Another Rs 23 crore is expected through permissions given for road cutting for development work.

During the year, the MCC aims to earn Rs 7 crore in revenue from ads and hoardings. The charge for obtaining a building permit will be reviewed and potentially reduced in the coming fiscal year. Beginning in April, the city will begin desilting rajakaluve (stormwater drains).

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