Forgive GST and Interest: Shopkeepers
The way for the town council to get over the income sources within the city isn’t clear. With the corona epidemic starting, the authorities have now recalled a recovery to satisfy the funding shortage near Knapp. in order that your own salary is often added. But this path isn’t easy to ascertain immediately. The tenants of NP shops have refused to pay the outstanding rent. The shopkeepers have clearly stated that they’re going to not pay the rent until the GST and interest is waived. On Friday, the town council chief Darshan Nagpal and officials called the shopkeepers of Lajpat Chowk to the meeting.
At the meeting, Pradhan instructed the shopkeepers to pay the outstanding rent. The shopkeepers said that GST and interest became an excessive amount of with rent. Till the GST and interest aren’t waived, they’re going to not be ready to fill it. NP Pradhan said that since July 2017, 15 out of 17 tenants of Lajpat Chowk haven’t paid the rent which has been increased to around Rs 25 lakh. 18% GST and 12% interest will need to be paid along with side rent filling. Shopkeepers showed an inability to pay rent. On this, Pradhan said that it’ll be decided only after the meeting with the Deputy Commissioner that GST and interest can’t be waived. Because these are the orders of the govt. Officers who run when the treasury is empty: Municipal council mainly earns income from shop rent and house tax.
Shops were allotted in 2009: About 17 shops in Lajpat Chowk were previously owned by the Development Trust which became the town council three years ago. These shopkeepers were allotted shops in 2009. Napp gave shops to the bidders. consistent with NP officials, only two of the 17 shopkeepers are paying rent after the shop near the shop of Improvement Trust. 15 shopkeepers haven’t paid the rent since July 2017. Knapp has issued notices several times but the shopkeepers didn’t comply with pay the rent.
Rs 3.25 crore alone owes to the auto market: the town council has around 85 shops within the city. the town council runs its own expenses from the rent coming from them. consistent with NP officials, these shopkeepers owe rent of Rs 6 crore. The auto market alone owes rent of Rs 3.25 crore. things are that 60 percent of the auto market shopkeepers have surrendered shops.
But NP officials are lazy in recovery. Now the officials are awake after the treasury is empty. During the inspection two days ago, DC Dr.Narri Singh Bangar gave instructions to form recovery.
Notices are being given to shopkeepers who are owed rent and are summoned and explained. The shopkeepers of Lajpat Chowk have involved GST and interest waiver. He has been asked to offer it in writing. DC is going to be talked during this regard, only then a choice is going to be taken. – Darshan Nagpal, head.