Visakhapatnam, September 13, 2006
Commissioner accused of acting dictatorially
The Communist Party of India (CPI) has asked the Greater Visakha Municipal Corporation (GVMC) to shelve its plans to revise property tax. The city council secretary C.Raghavendra Rao and other executive members of the CPI accused the Municipal Commissioner N.Srikanth of acting as a dictator ignoring public opinion. Speaking to media on Wednesday he said the officials were continuing the exercise on revising property tax taking advantage of a GO issued during the TDP rule that the enhancement should done once in a year. As there was no elected council for the past one and half years, it not proper on the part of the Municipal Commissioner to take important decisions such as revision of property tax etc.,
He further said that after merger of Gajuwaka and 32 gram panchayats with the Municipal Corporation, there is failure in every sphere in extending facilities to the new areas.. The people also fee that the existing rate of house tax is on the higher side. He said and opined that no decision should be taken on property tax hike till the elected representatives form the council.
He criticised the decision to exclude the Gangavaram port area from the jurisdiction of the Corporation and this was done only to benefit the private port management. On the issue of bulldozing of 86 houses at Giriprasad colony in Sujatanagar on the orders of the Muncipal Commissioner, he said this was done against the orders of the High Court.
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