Speaking to the media District in-charge minister Ramesh Jarkhiholi assured the Ex-Corporators association that the Belagavi city corporation will not levy its cess and the payment of property tax if it cannot be done this year one can do it next year without any penalty.
But the minister refused to deduct the 25% hike in the property tax done this year, its only a solace for the taxpayers that they can pay it next year.
The official order for the same is yet to be published.
15% property tax hike is done but this time the figure was 30% that has not been reduced but only the SWM cess would be withdrawn as per the minister’s words.
Former mayor Shivaji Sunthakar, former corporator Deepak Waghela and Sanjeev Prabhu were present on behalf of the Ex- corporators association.
The Ex- corporators association has been behind the reduction of the hiked property tax since May this year, and now there is some solace.