In a unique way of collecting dues, municipal corporation plays drums outside properties of tax defaulters
“official of the corporation along with a band of drummers assembled outside the premises of one such property”
Collection of taxes isn’t as easy as you think. Some regular tax defaulters can be really hard nuts to crack. They keep coming up with new tricks to evade taxes. But it seems our Municipal Corporations have decided to up their game. Any tax defaulter and these are some big names in the city won’t like his name to come out in public. And that’s exactly where Lucknow Municipal Corporation has hit the nail.
On Tuesday, official of the corporation along with a band of drummers assembled outside the premises of one such property, hotel Avadh India in Lucknow and began beating drums. And is it turned out, taxes were collected on the spot from the owners.
#WATCH Lucknow: As part of a new drive by Lucknow Municipal Corporation, 'dhols' were played in front of a defaulter's property, to spread awareness among people to pay House Tax. pic.twitter.com/QIpRBcQlkX— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 3, 2019
So is this the way to go forward? Should people with long history of tax dues be publicly shamed? Well, why not? They are stealing what essentially is public’s money so why not let the public know?