NALBARI, April 5 - The Nalbari district administration has geared up for better development of the town, especially the drainage system and waste management. It has also helped the municipal board to collect pending house and trade licence tax.
The Nalbari Deputy Commissioner, Ananta Lal Gyani, has taken special measures for increasing collection of tax by the Nalbari Municipal Board and entrusted Assistant Commissioner Silpika Kalita to collect the pending house tax and trade licence tax.
In February and March, the board collected a huge amount of Rs 46.26 lakh as house tax. Earlier, the tax was collected by the Nalbari Municipal Board through their officials. The tax amount collected by the municipal board officials in January was only Rs 82,120. According to the official sources, 80 per cent house tax under Nalbari Municipal Board area has been pending for the ages.
On the other hand, in case of trade licences, most of the Nalbari business establishments were running their trade without licences or without renewal of licences. However, this time the administration has collected Rs 16.65 lakh since January. In December, the amount collected by the Nalbari Municipal Board official was only Rs 32,200.
While talking to this Correspondent, Deputy Commissioner Gyani said that with the increasing amount through the tax collection process, he has decided to speed up the development works of the town. Besides, the increase in tax collection will help payment of pending salaries of the employees of municipal board, he added.
Gyani said that for the expansion of drainage system in the town and for waste management, he entrusted another Assistant Commissioner, Darshana Bora, to monitor the development works. The initiatives of the Nalbari Deputy Commissioner were highly acclaimed by the Nalbari citizens.