“There is no instruction from the government to hike property tax. Even with regard to VAT, we are plugging loopholes and trying to cover uncovered areas”, the CM told the Assembly. And the Mumbai Municipal corporation budget was around Rs 32,000 crore and would get another Rs 4000 crore this financial raising it to Rs 36,000 crore.
“In 95% cases there is no proper assessment of property tax, particularly with regard to nursing homes and commercial establishments. We will certainly take care of the poor. I will hold a meeting with city legislators to sort out the issue”, he added.
Stating there was tremendous response to regularization plots below 125 square yards for the poor, he said the government would issue pattas to the applicants after the MLC polls .Government had received 1.33 lakh applications for regularization on payment and received Rs 133.5 crore. “We will also ensure pensions to every eligible person”, he said.