PIMPRI: It seems apathy regarding claiming property tax rebate by implementing green initiatives continues with housing societies in Pimpri Chinchwad.
Sample this, as part of Adarsh Environment Balanced Society’ competition held last year only three housing societies from Pimpri Chinchwad qualified for a rebate of property tax. Interestingly not a single society from five wards out of the total 8 wards of Pimpri Chinchwad participated in this competition and overall only 14 societies from ward A, B and D participated in this competition.
Last year, two societies from ‘A’ regional office, 4 from ‘B’ Regional Offices, 8 from ‘D’ regional office participated in this competition. Interestingly not a single housing society from the jurisdiction of ‘C’, ‘E’, ‘F’, ‘G’ and ‘H’ regional applied for the tax rebate.
‘Adarsh Environmental Balanced Society’ competition is being organised in eight wards. Two municipal officials, representatives of an NGO and a journalist have been appointed to evaluate the performance of the societies.
According to Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Commissioner Shravan Hardikar, Roseland Residency Housing Society at Pimple Saudagar qualified for 15% concession. Similarly Gokhale Vrundavan Co-operative Housing Society in Chaphekar Chowk and MSR Queen’s Town Society both from Chinchwad were awarded 10% concession in property tax.
The announcement was made as part of ‘Adarsh Environment Balanced Society’ competition. This competition will be held for three years from 2017 to 2020 in two categories. The first category involves housing societies having 12 to 100 flats while another category involves bigger housing societies having more than 100 flats.
Nano Homes Co-operative Society in Ravet and Nakshatram Society of Chinchwad applied from B ward. However, these societies were disqualified on the basis of non-fulfilment of necessary documents, said civic authorities.