Odisha: Now pay property tax online

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated Online Property Tax Module and Municipal Premier League at Lok Seva Bhawan here today.

Following the development, people residing under the jurisdiction of Bhubaneswar Municipality can pay taxes online at bhubaneswar.me. Similarly, people residing in urban local bodies (ULBs) can pay the taxes by logging on to ulbodisha.gov.in.

The payment can be done through credit card, debit card, net banking and e wallets.

The Online Property Tax Module and MPL have been launched by the Housing and Urban Development Department with an aim to take leverage of the digital transformation of urban services.

“It has been the endeavour of my government to deliver all the public services at the doorsteps of people using technology,” said the Chief Minister.

“Enhancing revenues of our cities is very important to encourage higher investments, ensure better amenities and enhance the living conditions of urbanities,” he added.

The objective of MPL is to increase tax revenues of ULBs and to make them self sustainable. All tax officials as selected by the respective Municipal Commissioners and Executive Officers will participate in the MPL.

Awards will be given to tax officials.

“Municipal Premier League has been arranged for maximum augmentation of tax collection. It will be a competition among the tax collectors for maximum achievement. Achievers will be rewarded by our department,” said Housing and Urban Development Minister Pratap Jena.

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