MITESH Prajapati, Secretary, CAMIT recently met Eknath Shinde, Minister for Urban Development and Public Works and said that the unilateral steep increase in rent by municipal corporations for their ‘Bazar Samiti’ properties is ranging between 100 and 1,000 times and in some cases more than 1,000 times. On failure of tenant to concede to this unilateral decision, authorities are threatening to dispossess the tenants.
Dipen Agrawal, President of CAMIT requested Minister Shinde to intervene and withdraw the September 2019 notification and suggested a) in cases where only land is leased/licensed by Corporation the annual lease rent/ license fee should be fixed at 1% of value as per ready reckoner; b) in cases where shop/otta is leased/licensed by Corporation the annual lease rent/ license fee be fixed at the rate of 2% of value of construction plus 1% of value of proportionate land as per ready reckoner etc.
Minister Eknath Shinde after patiently hearing the submissions immediately ordered stay on any coercive action as he was convinced that GR dated September 13, 2019 needs to be amended and he also assured the delegation to do the same at the earliest. Present in
meeting were Bhushan Gagrani, Secretary, Urban Development and Satish Kulkarni, Commissioner and
officials of Jalgaon MC via video conference, informs pressnote by CAMIT.