DDA Approached HC against MCD’s demand Rs 530 crore

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The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has approached the Delhi High Court against Municipal Corporation’s demand notice seeking payment of property tax around Rs 530 crore on various nazul lands in the capital.

DDA has claimed that a demand notice of around Rs 530 crore was sent to it on October 20 seeking property tax on various nazul properties given to it for development.

“List the matter for hearing tomorrow,” the bench said while hearing DDA’s plea, filed through advocate Giriraj Subramanium.

“DDA which holds the nazul properties as an agent of the government of India is exempted from payment of property tax imposed by the municipal corporations by the operation of Article 285 of the Constitution,” the plea said.

The plea has alleged that in complete ignorance of the constitutional and statutory provisions the respondent municipal corporations have been issuing demand notices and distress warrants against the authority seeking payment of property tax on the various properties.

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