PUNE: The (PMC) will find it easy to bring properties in merged villages under the property ambit as a relaxation in the documentation for adding properties in the merged villages has been approved.

The standing of PMC gave the approval on Tuesday. PMC will do away with mandatory submission of sale deeds. The move will give relief to owners of old properties especially the ones constructed in gaothan and on grazing land.

“Since these properties were built a long time ago, the sale deeds were not done. These properties are not in the net as they don’t have sale deeds. If they are brought into the tax ambit, it will boost the revenue of PMC,” said Yogesh Mulik, chairman of the committee, while speaking to reporters.

As per the PMC officials, in many cases owners of these buildings are staying in these properties for over 50 years. Except sale deeds they have other documents as residential as well as ownerships proof. These include documents like electricity meters, voter ID cards which can be used for registration of the properties instead of sale deeds.

The officials added that the money collected from the villagers can be used for development of these villages. More than Rs 6000 crore is to be spent for creating civic in these villages. The revenue generated from the property tax from these villages will be used for the developmental works.
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