Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) is now biding its time before going for collection of tax and service charges from the government institutes based in the city. As per the information received from the civic body sources, a majority of the government-run institutes (both Central and state) are yet to clear the tax and service charges so far. The officers said that despite MCD having sent the bills to the institutes in the last week of January, they are yet to clear the taxes and service charges.
According to the information received by the civic body sources, ONGC has paid around Rs one crore recently while Rs 5 lakh is still pending. Similarly, around 12 Central government-run institutes in the city have failed to pay the service charges, the sum amounting to around Rs 9 crore. Same is the condition with the state government-run institutes based in the city. Around Rs 3 crore by way of tax has been pending so far. What is more, an esteemed institute — Survey of India — has failed to pay service charges over the past two years. The sum due from the institute is around Rs two crore.
An MCD officer said that the late sending of bills to such institutes might account for the late clearance. “However, the issue with Survey of India has been dragging on for a long time,” the officer added.