The new Geospatial Enabled Property Tax Information System will identify property tax defaulters instantly

BBMP introduces online property tax monitoring system for Bengaluru
news Civic Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 09:12

Soon, residents of Bengaluru will be able to know how much property tax they have paid over the years and also find out if their neighbours have paid their property tax on time.

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has set up a Geospatial Enabled Property Tax Information System (GEPTIS) link under the citizen services tab on its website, the Times of India reported.

The online platform was inaugurated by CM Siddaramaiah on Tuesday. The GEPTIS has been set up in association with the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) and will soon be open for public use, the report adds.

This will help BBMP to track property tax collection across the city, through the Bhuvan Karnataka platform, created by the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Hyderabad, a wing of Isro, the TOI report says.

 “It will give BBMP access to a three-dimensional map of each property and allow officials to key in details like the PID number,” AS Kiran Kumar, chairman, Isro was quoted by TOI.

NRSC and BBMP have signed an MoU to share geospatial images along with the Bhuvan platform, the report says.

BBMP has records for 18.9 lakh properties in Bengaluru and it is estimated that the numbers are much more. The GEPTIS' dashboard displays the current year's total tax amount, which is Rs 3,151.23, according to the report.
Up on registering with the GEPTIS, one can find property records by entering the owner's name, address and Property ID number. 

The property will be displayed on a map that contains its geographical details. If a property is marked in green, then the owner has paid his/her property tax since 2009. If the owner has defaulted even for one year, the block turns pink. A deep pink suggests that the property owner has been a long-term defaulter, the TOI report says.

The agency has ensured that no names are revealed on the portal, it adds. 


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