MCG will soon hold camps across the city on a daily basis for rectifying discrepancies in the new property IDs. The decision was taken at the MCG House meeting on Monday after many councillors alleged that the representatives of the private agency contracted for carrying out the property tax survey in Gurgaon have been demanding money for making the corrections.
In fact, the House decided to verify the new property data with the old one to remove the discrepancies at the camps in all zones of the city. The joint commissioners have been directed to take reports from the camps in their respective zones every day. The MCG commissioner informed the House that 2.5 lakh property tax notices have been sent, of which they have received 4,000 objections so far.
Sanjay Pradhan, councillor of ward number 14, said, “The new survey conducted by the private agency to generate new property IDs is nearly 70% wrong. There are changes in the size of the property, number of floors have been changed, names of owners are wrong, addresses are also faulty. The residents are running from pillar to post to get these errors rectified in the MCG records.”
“The representatives of the company who are rectifying this data are taking bribes to do it. The survey should be rejected and a new survey should be conducted. The public is being harassed. If you bribe the company representatives, you can get a new property ID with all the correct details. Action should be taken against the private firm,” he added.
The councillor of ward number 3, Ravinder Yadav, said that he has been trying to get the corrections done in the property records of his uncle for the past one month. “So far, I have not been able to get the same done. It has come to our notice that the firm has done this on purpose and now they are taking bribes to get the errors corrected,” he added. MCG commissioner Mukesh Kumar Ahuja admitted the discrepancies. “We will match the new data with the old data and rectify the errors. We have also launched a toll-free number for the public to raise complaints on the matter. We will organise camps in each ward daily,” he said.