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BMC Empowers 20 SHGs With MPOS Machines To Collect Holding Tax

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday distributed mPOS machines to 20 Self Help Groups (SHGs) roped in for collection of holding tax from houses under the limits of the civic body.

Besides, the mPOS machines have been provided to 67 ward officers, who along with the SHGs have already been trained in collection of holding tax. They will form separate teams and serve notices to houses and conduct door-to-door collection. A third party will audit the work of the ward 67 officers.

BMC Administrator Sangramjit Nayak said that the BMC wants to establish a service level benchmark through the initiative. “As per the 5T charter of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, it is a transparent method. We are working as teamwork and aim for a complete transformation. We want to collect the amount from people in a transformative way. People can view the details online, know their demands, pay online through net banking or through mPOS machines.” he added.

The most important part of the initiative is inducting women power. Twenty SHGs will visit houses and collect taxes through the mPOS machines. There is provision of assessment and reassessment and new properties can be identified. Nayak hopes that through this the BMC will excel in the Municipal Premier League (MPL).

Sangramjit Nayak, BMC Administrator

Maheswata Barik, SHG Member

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