The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) held a meeting to discuss a draft budget prepared for the fiscal year 2020-21 at the civic body office at Sector 34 on Saturday.
The meeting was chaired by Mayor Madhu Azad and was attended by ward councillors and senior officials of the MCG. In the meeting, the draft was discussed and suggestions taken.
The MCG Commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh said this time, the budget would prioritise citizens of the city. For this, suggestions taken from the citizens will be incorporated and the mayor and councillors will live up to everyone’s expectation.
“Property tax is the biggest source of revenue. Hence, the target of collection of property tax has been increased in the budget. The tax received from the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) will be adjusted in the municipal electricity bill,” Singh said.
In the meeting, issuing of the municipal bonds were also taken up. It was decided that the mayor and councillors would take up the issue of revenue share from other departments with the chief minister. The councillors suggested making the MCG lands free from any kind of encroachment and secure it with constructing a boundary wall around it.
During the meeting, Councilor RS Rathi suggested a system to charge for water consumption to get revenue and avoid wastage. The town planning wing of the MCG should strictly implement the FAR rules.
FAR charges pending in district town planning and HSVP should be transferred to Municipal Corporation. Revenue can be increased easily by changing the advertisement policy.
Municipal bonds should also be issued here on the lines of Mysore and Pune Municipal Corporation. The MCG has more than 200 acres of land in the city and can generate revenue by leasing the same.