Thane, May 21 UNI | 2 months ago

The Thane Unit of the ACB has today booked a dozen erstwhile officials of the notorious Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation (UMC) on the alleged charges of gross mismanagement leading to crores of rupees losses to the exchequer, the ACB said today.

SP ACB Sandeep Karnik head of the Thane Unit of the ACB
told UNI that, in the audit note of the civic corporation audit conducted in 2010 there were several objections raised by the auditors. And an enquiry was thus conducted by the Thane Unit of the ACB into the objections raised by the auditors, with the permission of the government.
During the course of the investigation it was revealed
that during the period of 2002-03 to 2008-09, senior officials had taken decisions favouring the property owners.
In certain cases where the application for reduction of tax was made it was accepted and approved when they were not authorized to do so, while, in certain other cases the valuation was done as per old rates.

In case of big residential complexes when it was mandatory
to levy 10 percent tax they were given exemption, and in other cases they had given concession and granted exemption from payment of pending amounts, in case of two dozen properties property tax was totally cancelled, the officials said.

(Posted on 21-05-2014)