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Mormugao civic body to launch software to detect tax illegalities


VASCO: The Mormugao Municipal Council is planning to engage Transerve Technologies Agency for installing software for accurate data on various taxes and licenses issued to traders and shopkeepers.

Speaking to The Navhind Times, MMC chief officer, J B Bhingui said that the MMC has started a drive against illegal advertising banners and hoardings lying within the jurisdiction of Mormugao municipality.

The administrative taxation officer Damodar Helekar has been given the charge to initiate action against illegal advertising banners and hoardings which are erected by shopkeepers and traders without obtaining legal permission from the municipal authority. The administrative taxation officer is assisted by municipal inspectors while initiating the drive.

“The Mormugao municipal authorities have commenced the drive from Anand Trade Centre, wherein municipal officials have checked 29 establishments and were surprised to find that 9 out of a total of 20 shopkeepers have erected their advertising boards illegally”, said Bhingui.

Bhingui was of the opinion that most of the advertising banners installed by various traders and shopkeepers are illegal.  “The commencement of the drive will impact on traders and shopkeepers were they would help the municipal authorities to avoid illegalities which have been going on unabated for the past several years”, stated Bhingui.

“The MMC has received a proposal from Transerve Technologies Agency to install the software which will cost about Rs 4 lakh”, stated Bhingui and further opined that the council is facing a financial crunch and are waiting for sponsors to help the council install the software.

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