Chicalim maintenance tax issue cleared

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October 28, 2013 at 10:49 am #4784

The Chicalim gram sabha on Sunday deliberated on various issues concerning the village.

Chicalim Sarpanch Marie Mascarenhas cleared the issue of maintenance tax which was mistakenly taken as house tax for the houses in the panchayat area in the previous gram sabha. 

“Maintenance tax will be imposed on the houses in place of house tax as many houses are illegal,” stated the sarpanch.

Acting on stray cattle problem witnessed in the vicinity, Mascarenhas said notices have been sent to the animal owners, whose animals loiter and destruct property.

However, Mascarenhas reportedly failed to give a fair reply when a local asked how the cattle would be identified to its owner, as she said fine would be imposed on the owners.

Mascarenhas said there is no place with the panchayat to accommodate the impounded stray cattle. She said they have spoken to the communidade, who in turn will help the panchayat to allot a plot.

With many mobile phone towers coming up in the panchayat area, Mascarenhas said a second notice, as a reminder, is sent to all the “illegal” towers owners. 

“The panchayat will remove the illegal towers and reduce the number,” assured the sarpanch.

Source/Reference: Herald, “Chicalim maintenance tax issue cleared

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