The civic administration of the city has commenced ‘Abhay Yojana’ (penalty waiver scheme) for the property tax defaulters. The scheme that started from December 15 has the provision to waive the penalty. As per information, in the 13 days of the scheme, 5342 people got the benefit and penalty worth Rs.1.80 crore was waived off while till December 27, Rs.6.03 crore has been deposited in NMC .Managalwari zone was in the forefront in waiving the arrears.
As per information, 774 defaulters deposited Rs.1.12 crore while the concerned defaulters were forgiven for a penalty of 34.21 lakh. In terms of numbers, the Asi Nagar zone was in the forefront.Here,823 defaulters deposited Rs.72 lakh while the Rs.28.95 lakh was waived for the fine.Dhantoli zone was far behind in taking advantage of the scheme.164 defaulters of this zone have deposited Rs.29.84 lakh and a fine of Rs.4.71 lakh was waived.