May 26:As a step towards facilitating ease of living, over 2.18 lakh property taxpayers living in cantonment areas would be able to apply online for Mutation in property tax register under eChhawani Portal (https://echhawani.gov.in). The property owners are required to apply online on the eChhawani Portal for mutation in the property tax register along with required documents and payment of applicable fees. In case, any deficiency is noticed in the application/documents, it will be sent back to the citizen online, for rectification. Else, a Certificate will be issued to the property owner online conveying the mutation in the property tax register.
The facility for Online Mutation in Property Tax registers will reduce the interface between the property owner and the Cantonment Board officials and thus promote greater transparency. The process will also avoid hardship, and delays and reduce compliance thus promoting “Ease of living” in Cantonments.
The details of over 2.18 lakh property taxpayers covering more than 20 lakh residents across 62 Cantonments are uploaded in the eChhawani portal. Cantonments Board keeps track of ownership changes in the property tax registers arising due to transfer of property by way of sale, gift, family settlements, will, inheritance, etc. As and when a transfer in ownership of property occurs the transferee is required to give notice of such transfer to the Chief Executive Officer who is required to record such transfer/ devolution in the assessment list as well as the tax register of the Board under Section 81 of the Cantonments Act, 2006.
eChhawani is a citizen-centric project of the Directorate General of Defence Estates, Ministry of Defence. Under this initiative, Cantonment Boards provide online citizen services to more than 20 lakh residents across 62 Cantonments in the country. The unified portal provides access to civic services along with all relevant information in a simple, easy-to-understand, and effective manner.
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