Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh, who is also the revenue minister, on Tuesday said that the government will start an electronic payment system by the end of March for proper collection of land revenue, while the digitisation of land records will be completed by June.
He was responding to a starred question raised by Opposition MLA K Ranjit Singh during the first sitting of the third session of the 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly.
Raising the starred question, the Opposition MLA asked the revenue minister how much the state Revenue department collects land revenue tax in a year and how much taxes could not be collected till January 31. He also inquired about the status of digitisation of land records for both the hills and the valley.
In response, Biren informed the house that the department collected Rs 6,33,26,886.58 in a year and a sum of Rs 23,24,23,632.86 remains to be collected till January 31.
He further informed that 80 per cent of land record digitisation for both hills and valley have been completed, and the department will be able to complete the digitisation works by June.
Due to lack of staff, the taxes could not be properly collected in time. However, the recruitment for contractual staff of the department has been started, and the state government will be able to collect maximum tax on land revenue after the launching of electronic payment for land taxes.
The government has also made a revised rate on land revenue tax, CM Biren said.
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