New Delhi: Bangalore's civic body has come up with an innovative way to embarrass and force tax defaulters to cough up money they rightly owe the agency.
Bangalore's civic body BBMP is sending drummers to embarrass those who haven't paid property tax. The owner of a shopping complex in Malleshwaram with a McDonalds outlet has reportedly not paid property tax since 2005. The constant drumming and gathering crowds forced employees to call the building owner to sort the issue out. BBMP say this novel method is helping the civic body recover money easily.
"See you should not have any sympathy for defaulters, they use BBMP roads, use all facilities, but has he stopped wearing his clothes? Has he stopped eating? Has he stopped celebrating festivals? Then why can't he pay his taxes? let him pay the taxes first," said S Harish, Deputy Mayor, Bangalore.
BBMP was in news recently for its empty treasury and with property tax defaulters owing more than Rs 200 crores, the civic body is betting heavily on these drummers to embarass defaulters into paying up....more
07:53 AM, Sep 29, 2011