Hyderabad: As many as 40 dockets were found to have overlapped during the ongoing geo-fencing taken up by the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation as a means to enhance property tax collection.
In order to prepare a list of the number of properties, the civic body divided the city into 340 dockets and geo-fenced them. The survey has helped expose the irregularities indulged in by bill collectors.
Each docket consists of about 2,000 properties. The same properties popped up in more than one docket in the case of 40 dockets. Surprised by the overlap, civic body officials have decided to deploy a team of experts to re-verify the reason for the overlap.
A senior GHMC official said that if the team found irregularities, the corporation would initiate stringent action against the guilty. The geo-fencing was taken up on the instructions of municipal administration minister K.T. Rama Rao. The geo-fencing information is vital since the data will be permanently stored with the corporation.
“The corporation will fix the all the issues encountered while taking up the survey,” he said....