East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) has proposed a professional tax of Rs 100 and 200 to be imposed on resident every month who
earn more than five and ten lakh in a year. The civic body in order to earn more revenue, has also increased property tax by one and three per cent for different categories of colonies.
Presenting budget estimates on Tuesday of Rs 4,683 cr, the Commissioner proposed an increase of one per cent in property tax for colonies come under categories CDE. Earlier residents had to pay 11 per cent as property tax but with the move, the new slab will be12 per cent.
Similarly, residents of categories FGH will have to pay a whopping 10 per cent. The rate for categories FGH is three per cent more than that of the last year. It may be noted that the corporation can levy professional tax under section 113 of Delhi Municipal Corporation Act 1957.
EDMC Commissioner Dr Dilraj Kaur said the corporation will earn a minimum of Rs 5 cr from professional tax, Rs 10 cr from education cess and Rs 15cr from betterment tax.
“We are expecting a major increase in revenue from property tax, toll tax, parking lots and advertisement etc,” she said, adding that Rs 900 cr budget provisions reduced in revised budget of this year due to shortage of funds.
Talking about achievements, Commissioner said that EDMC has been declared ‘open defecation free’ (ODF) after mandatory 3rd party inspection. “The civic body has improved its ranking by 101 positions and secured 240th place in Swachh Survekshan 2019,” she said, adding that the corporation will further improve its ranking.
Kaur said that almost 100 per cent waste segregation was done at source in three model wards Mayur Vihar Phase 1, Anand Vihar and Yamuna Vihar. “We constructed 95 community toilets, 477 public toilets, installed 1,600 twin dustbins of 100 litre capacity and more 5,350 bins are being installed,” he said.
“EDMC has commissioned world class machines such as 40 water sprinkling tankers, two super-sucker machines, six suction-cum-jetting machines and four auto mounted litter picker to combat pollution and maintain sanitation in its areas,” she added.
The Commissioner also said the EDMC signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with NTPC to form joint venture for the disposal and management of solid waste. She said that principal scientific advisor of Government of India is willing to provide four enhancers for collection of floating material from drains.
“One such enhancer already been provided at 52 cusec drain Babarpur. They also invited global EOI for pilot project processing of legacy and fresh waste. They have shortlisted two agencies one for fresh waste and one for legacy waste. Both the agencies will start the work shortly,” she said. Kaur said a three-story operation theater with cost of Rs 400 lakh is being constructed at Swami Dayanand hospital.
“The hospital has
procured different modern equipments like hematology analyzer, ICU Monitor, anesthesia machine, soft tissue laser, surgical bed etc. Up-gradation and renewal work of all wards of hospital is underway,” she added.