India: South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the GeoSpatial Delhi to give Unique Property Identification Code (UPIC) to all properties in the civic body’s jurisdiction.
“The structural and functional changes are required in the property tax department to increase the civic agency’s revenue. The first step in this direction will be to transform the present property tax collection system to 3D GIS-based system by bringing all the properties on a single platform like electronic platform and provide unique property identity to each of them,” a spokesperson of SDMC told media.
The MoU was signed because the data of GeoSpatial Delhi claims that of 14.91 lakh properties in South Delhi only 4.31 lakh were under the tax net in 2012-13. Whereas the only 20% of the properties are non-taxable for various reasons, and apart from this about 12 lakh properties falls under the tax net.
Source: Dainik Josh