Instead of going to mee-seva centres, people can pay property tax at any of the 550 branches of select banks. The GHMC has entered into an agreement with certain banks for the provision of property tax, advertisement tax, trade licence, building permission, etc. The GHMC would be saving Rs 50 lakh per annum with the present tie up with banks.
State Bank of Hyderabad (SBH) (200 branches), Andhra Bank (200 branches), ICICI (75 branches), Indian Bank (45 branches), Indus Ind bank (15 branches), Yes Bank (11 branches) and Kotak Mahindra (10 branches), these banks are providing services for us. These banks are providing special counters for the remittance of tax and there would be no beret on the amount of remittance.
Cash, credit and debit cards could be used for remittance. A senior official of GHMC said other nationalised and private banks too are showing interest.