Property tax collection data of 198 wards of Bengaluru is just a click away. The data available is from April 2016 to January 2019 on BBMP portal.
The BBMP has started publishing the ward-wise property tax collection details on its website.
Work available online – property tax :
The civic body has published a list of works taken up by it. The details includes property tax collected in every ward in Bengaluru on its website.
This move has been welcomed by activists for improving transparency and empowering the ward committees in Bengaluru. The BBMP commissioner directed the officials to publicize the property tax collection details from each ward.
The move, will ensure transparency and empower ward committees.
CFB (Volunteers of Citizens for Bengaluru) on property tax portal:
CFB is an NGO working with BBMP. According to the NGO 28 wards conducted meetings on 2nd February out of 198 wards.
The Committee meetings reviewed the progress from the last 2 committee meetings. 44 meetings were scheduled and 28 wards conducted the meetings. 75 ward meetings are scheduled for the next week.
The CFB group had in last year asked for a list of works taken up by he civic body along with property tax collected in each ward. The request was made in a round-table meeting with the commissioner of BBMP.
Information about property tax in BBMP portal :
BBMP commissioner N. Manjunath Prasad said the move is historic as this is the first time in the BBMP history that such details have been made public at the ward level.
The data published on the portal includes ward-wise property tax collection for the fiscal years 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2018-19 and works taken up from April 1, 2016 to January 31, 2019.
BBMP has published details of works taken up under mayoral grants, major roads and other BBMP and governments projects well, all ward wise.
The ward-wise works could be improved by adding details of works completed, pending and deadline set. The civic body can also expose the GIS mapping of properties and color code those who have paid the tax and those who have not.
This will further empower the ward committee and its meetings to ensure better tax collection in their respective wards.