Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, July 21
On the instructions of UT Adviser Dharam Pal to various departments for simplification of cumbersome procedures, the Chamber of Chandigarh Industries has submitted suggestions pertaining to the Estate Office.
The Administration has initiated an exercise of minimising regulatory compliance burden with an aim of simplifying, rationalising and digitising interfaces with citizens and industrialists. The main objective is to decrease time cost burden and improve ease of living for citizens and ease of doing business.
Drawing the attention of the UT Administration, Chamber of Chandigarh Industries president Naveen Manglani and general secretary Ashok Goel highlighted various procedures that need to be simplified and rectified by the Estate Office.
They stated that the Estate Office had no system to issue any GST invoice for lease money or any other charges, which is mandatory (as per the GST rules) to claim GST from allottees or property holders.
“This violation of GST rules has been brought to the notice of the Estate Office as well as the GST Department, but nothing has been done so far,” they said.
They suggested that bills or notices needed to be issued by the Estate Office for annual lease money before the respective due date. At present, there was no procedure to seek annual lease money from property holders and they have to visit the Estate Office and deposit the amount on their own.
They say there is a need to bring in an online system to deposit the dues. At present, property owners have to visit the Estate Office to deposit the lease money. Two separate bank drafts are required to be deposited for lease money as well as the GST amount. This is an age-old system, which needs to be done away with.
Property details need to be put on the Estate Office portal for easy access by property owners. They requested the Administration to take the action to address the issues as it would go a long way in the ease of doing business in Chandigarh.
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