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H&UD Dept To Conduct Municipal Premier League In 9 AMRUT Cities

04 January 2020


Bhubaneswar: The Housing and Urban Development (H&UD) Department has decided to conduct a Municipal Premier League (MPL) for the Property (Holding) Tax collecting Officials of AMRUT cities of the State to increase the internal revenue collection in the so as to make them self-sustainable. 

The main objective of conducting MPL is to motivate Tax Officials, recognize their contributions through exciting contest format modeled on the IPL and in turn to improve the internal revenue generation of the ULBs across the State. 

A preparatory meeting was held chaired by H&UD Principal Secretary G Mathi Vathanan in Kharabela Bhawan for organizing the MPL in AMRUT cities of the State. Municipal Administration Director Sangramjit Naik, Commissioners of Municipal Corporations, concerned Executive Officers and other Sr Officers of the Department were present at the meeting. 

An Organising Committee has been formed consisting of the Director Municipal Administration as the Chairman and all the Municipal Commissioners of 5 Municipal Corporations i.e. BMC, CMC, BeMC, RMC & SMC and the Executive Officers of 4 Municipalities i.e. Puri, Baripada, Balasore and Bhadrak to facilitate, monitor and guide the entire event.

A workshop in this regard will be conducted on January 20, 2020, for the Tax Collecting Officials to kick-start the league and to provide capacity building training. The tax collection process will start from January 21, 2020, at the 9 AMRUT cities for the purpose of MPL and the actual league will take place from February, 01 to March 31, 2020.

 Weekly status meetings will be held with the Organising Committee to understand the progress of MPL. A maximum of 67 Awards are to be distributed among the top performing tax collecting officials after conclusion of the league. The real time data will be shared by the respective ULBs/ Teams under the leadership of the Organising Committee members to create the dashboard for the league. 

The new initiative will create a competitive atmosphere among the Tax Officials and will improve the collection of internal revenue in the 9 AMRUT cities of the state. Janaagraha team which is a partner working with the H&UD Department is assisting the Dept. in this Municipal Premier League (MPL).