Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Tamil Nadu: Property tax for private schools?

Property tax for private schools?

Staff Reporter


Issue will be discussed at all-party meeting before taking a decision: Mayor

— Photo: V. Ganesan

DEBATE on: Mayor M. Subramanian, Corporation Commissioner Rajesh Lakhoni and councillors at the Council meeting held in Ripon Building on Tuesday

Chennai: Should private educational institutions be asked to pay property tax?

This was the question hotly debated at the Chennai Corporation Council meeting on Tuesday, but the matter was deferred for another day.

Mayor M. Subramanian introduced the subject but the resolution was not adopted as some councillors raised objections. The Mayor said the issue would be discussed at an all-party meeting before any decision was made. At present, private schools and colleges and the hostels attached to them do not pay property tax.

The Chennai City Municipal Corporation Act states that educational institutions are exempt from paying property tax since April 1994. However, several councillors said that private educational institutions were being run with a commercial motive and collected high fees and ‘donations.’

According to estimates, the Corporation was losing out on revenue of at least Rs. 25 lakh every half year due to the exemption.

Councillor Jayakala Prabhakar said, “If private schools wanted to be exempted from property tax, they should charge fees similar to the government schools.” However, councillor S. Mangalraj said that all private schools did not demand excessive fees or donations. Many of them continued to function on the principle of service to society, he said.

Small compactors

Except for the resolution on property tax, the Council adopted all other resolutions tabled at the meeting. Mr. Subramanian said the Corporation would buy small compactor trucks to clear garbage in narrow lanes.

“At present, 60 compactor trucks are operated in zones where garbage collection is managed by the Corporation. However, these trucks cannot enter narrow lanes. The Corporation will purchase 40 small compactor trucks,” he said.

The Council also adopted a resolution to request the State government to hand over the management of 74 bus route roads – currently with the Highways Department – to the local body. A resolution seeking the State’s approval for land acquisition for road widening projects was also adopted.

PMK councillor T. Sathiyamoorthi said the flyover built by the Corporation on Usman Road at the Panagal Park junction failed to address congestion. The Mayor said that vehicles were able to move faster because of the bridge.

The Usman Road flyover and the flyover at Mahalingapuram junction proved useful in saving a young girl’s life. Hospital authorities with the assistance of police were able to transport the heart of a youngster, A.P. Hithendran, who was declared brain dead, in less than 12 minutes from Apollo Speciality Hospital on Anna Salai to Frontier Lifeline in Mogappair for the transplant, Mr. Subramanian said.

Sworn-in

Earlier in the day, two DMK councillors, who won the recent local body by-elections, were sworn in by the Mayor. Councillor N. Krishnan will represent ward 18 (Royapuram) and P. Natarajan will represent ward 44 (Perumal Koil Garden near Sowcarpet).

© Copyright 2000 - 2008 The Hindu

Courtesy_
http://www.thehindu.com

3 comments:

  1. Hi,

    This post is really nice and informative. The explanation given is really comprehensive and informative. I am feeling happy to comment on this post.

    Tax Lawyer Chennai

    ReplyDelete
  2. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  3. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete

Search our Blog here

Google
 

Disclaimer


This Blog Spot is meant for publishing the Ordinance, Act, Bye-laws, Rules being promulgated by the Govt. which are taken from the Renowned Dailies, Periodicals, Magazines, so as to create an awareness to the general public and also to keep it as a ready reckoner by them. So the readers may extend their gratitude towards the ORIGINAL Author as we quoted at the bottom of each Post under the title "Courtesy". Furthermore, the Blog Authors are no way responsible for the correctness of the materials published herein and the readers may verify the concerned valuable sources.



Labels

2010 (1) 2012 (2) 2013 (3) 2014 (4) 2015 (1) 2016 (1) 2017 (1) 6th Pay Commission Report (1) A (H1N1) (1) Act (14) Administrative Tribunals (1) ADRM (1) Adult (1) Advocate (3) Age (2) AIMPLB (2) All-India Bar Examination (1) Amendment (8) Andhra Pradesh (2) Announcement (6) Anti-quackery Act (2) Anti-ragging (1) Anti-smoking Act (2) Anti-spam Laws (1) Anticipatory Bail (1) Appointments (1) Arbitration (2) Argentina (1) Arguments (1) Ariankuppam (1) Arrest (2) Article (6) Autonomous (1) Bail (2) Ban (6) Bangalore (1) Banks (5) Bar Council of India (1) Bare Acts (1) Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act (2) Bill (20) Boilers (1) Borewells (1) Budget (1) Building (2) Bye-laws (1) Cabinet (1) Calls (1) CAT (1) Censor (1) Chemicals (1) Chennai Corporation (1) Cheque (3) Cheque Bounced (2) Child (6) Child Commission Report (1) Child Labour (1) Child Marriage (1) Cigarettes (3) Circulars (1) Civil (1) Civil Judge (1) Climate Change Trust Fund Act 2010 (2) Clinical establishments (1) Colleges (1) Companies Act (7) Companies Bill (1) Compensation (1) Constituencies (2) Contempt of Court (1) Coparcenary (2) Corporal (1) Corruption (1) Cosmetics (1) Counterfeit (1) Court (3) Cr.P.C. (5) Credit Card (3) Criminal (4) CTS-2010 cheques (1) Cyber Crimes (1) Damages (1) Debate (1) Debit Card (1) Delhi High Court (1) Delimitation (1) Demonetisation (1) Dhoti (1) Dinamani (1) Direct Taxes Code (1) Directory (1) Distance Education (1) District Judges (1) Divorce (3) Documents (1) Domestic Violence Act (1) Dowry Prohibition Act (1) Dozing (1) Draft (1) Draft Model Tenancy Act 2015 (1) Dress Code (1) Driving Licence (1) Drugs (2) DV Act (1) E-mail (1) Economic Offences (1) Education (8) Elder (1) Election (8) Electronic Media (1) Employment (1) ENT (1) Environment (4) EPIC (1) Evidence (1) Evidence Act (1) EVMs (2) eWaste (1) Exit Polls (2) Fake (1) FAQs (1) Father (1) FDI (1) Fees (1) Female Heirs (1) FEOA (1) Films (1) Finance (3) Finance Ministry (2) Fined (2) Food (1) Foreign Investors (1) Frontline (3) Fugitive Economic Offenders Act (1) Gazette (5) Gift (1) Google (1) Goondas (1) Governor (1) Green Bench (1) Green Tribunal (1) Hawkers (1) Health (2) Health Ministry (4) Heinous Offences (1) High Court (3) High polluted vehicles (1) Hindu (2) Hindu Marriage Act (1) Hindu Succession Act (3) Hindus (3) Home Ministry (1) House Panel (2) HRD (2) ICICI (1) ID Act (1) Illegal Money Lending (2) IMDT Act (1) Imprisonment (1) Income Tax (2) Indecent representation (1) India Corporate Week (1) Indian Kanoon (1) Indian Medical Association (1) Industry (2) Information (3) Inquiry Bill (1) Institute (1) International Arbitration (1) Internet (2) IPC (1) IT Act (1) IT Employees (1) Jail (1) Jallikattu (1) JIPMER (1) Judges (7) Judiciary (5) Jurisdiction (1) Jurisprudence (1) Juvenile Justice Bill (1) Kerala (1) Kidney (2) Labour (4) Labour Department (2) Land Acquisition Bill (2) Landlords (1) LARR Act (2) Law (4) Law Commission (11) Law Courses (1) Law Ministry (7) Lawyers (3) Legal Heir (1) Legal Practitioners Act (1) Legal Practitioners Act 2010 (1) Legislative Council (1) Levy (1) Limited Liability Partnership (1) Littering (1) Lok Pal (1) Lok Sabha (3) Madras High Court (2) Maharashtra (1) Manual Scavenging (1) Manufacture (1) Manupatra (1) Marriage (10) Medicial Certificate (1) Medicine (1) Mercy killing (1) Merger Plan (1) Minor (2) Misuse (1) MMS (1) Mobile Courts (2) Mobile Phone (3) Money (2) Money Laundering (1) Money Lenders Act (1) MPs (1) MS Act (1) Muslim (3) Muslims (1) MV Act (1) NASVI (1) National Food Security Act (1) National Green Tribunal (1) National Judicial Appointment Commission (1) National Judicial Council (3) Nationalisation (1) NCW (1) NDNC (1) Negotiable Instruments Act (2) New Master Plan (1) New States (1) NGO (1) Nikahnama (1) No car if no parking space (1) Non-CTS-2010 cheques (1) Notifications (3) NRI (1) Nuclear Damage Bill 2010 (1) Nuisance (1) Ombudsman (1) Online Learning (1) Opinion Polls (1) Ordinance (3) Organ Transplant Law (2) P-notes (1) Pakistan (1) PAN (1) Panchayat (1) Parents (2) Parliament (9) Participatory Notes (1) Partnership Act (2) Patent (1) Payment of Wages Act (1) Peeing (1) Personnel (1) Pharmaceutical (1) Phone (3) PIL (1) PIN Number (1) Plantation Labour Act (1) Plastic (1) PMLA Act (1) Police (3) Pondicherry (8) Pondicherry Code (1) Pondicherry Settlement Act (1) Powers of Attorney (1) Pranab Mukherjee (1) President (3) Prevention of Anti-social Activities Bill (1) Private Schools (2) Property Laws (3) Property tax (1) Public Grievances (1) Puducherry Registration of Marriage Bill (1) Puducherry State Universities Bill (1) Punishment (1) Ragging (1) Railway (2) Rajya Sabha (1) RBI (4) Real Estate Act (1) Recruitment (1) Regional SC Bench (2) Registration (7) Regulations (1) Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill (1) Rent (2) Rent Control Act (2) Repeal (1) Repealing and Amending (Second ) Act (1) RERA Act (1) Retirement (1) Rights (2) RTE Act (1) RTE Bill (1) RTF Act (1) RTI Act (1) Rules (4) Sachar Commission (1) Sale (1) SAT (1) SBI (1) SBS (1) Scam (1) Schools (3) Screening (1) SEBI (1) Service Tax (2) Sex Scandal (1) Sexual Harassment (1) Sim Card (1) Sleeping (1) Slideshow (1) Smokers (1) Smoking (4) SMS (3) Software (1) Special Marriage Act (1) Spitters (1) Stamp Act (1) State Funding (1) States (1) Street Vendors (1) Succession Act (1) Suicide (1) Supreme Court (13) Swine flu (1) Talaq (1) Tamil Nadu (14) Tax (4) Telangana (1) Tenants (1) The Hindu (3) The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition (2) Tobacco (4) Trade Unions (1) Transport (1) Tribunals (1) TRIPS (1) Trust Act (1) UGC (1) Union Cabinet (1) Universal Civil Code (1) Urban Development (2) Urban Ministry (2) Urinating (1) USA (2) Vacation (1) VAT (1) Vice-President (1) West Bengal (1) Who's Who (1) Wikipedia (4) Women (7) World No Tobacco Day (1) WTO (1) Youth (1) YouTube (1)