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Crowds swell at RMC to pay taxes on last day of payment | Ranchi News

Ranchi: Scores of residents thronged the Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC) office on Sunday, as it was the last day for payment of municipal taxes for financial year 2019-20.
In view of the lockdown, the state government had extended the last date for submission of municipal taxes to May 31 from March 31.
Notably, there was no facility for thermal screening of visitors entering RMC premises and social-distancing norms were also flouted.
Many visitors said they did not want to come to the RMC office risking their health, but they had to as the civic body’s online payment gateway was defunct and the collection agents had stopped visiting houses fearing Covid-19 infection.
“I tried to pay the taxes online but could not as there was a problem with the payment gateway. So I had to come to the RMC office to avoid incurring 11% penalty on the total amount,” Mahaveer Sahu, a trader from Upper Bazar area, said.
Some complained that there was no provision of payment by debit or credit cards either. “At a time when the government is pushing for digital payments, RMC doesn’t even have a POS machine to receive payment. I even had to leave the queue to withdraw cash from an ATM,” Anup Jalan, a resident of Kanke Road, said.
RMC’s city manager Vikash Chandra conceded that there were glitches marring online payment and he promised to resolve the issue soon. Asked about the flouting of social-distancing norms, Chandra said, “I already put up notices around the counters requesting the visitors to maintain social-distancing norms.”
The RMC collected taxes to the tune of around Rs 32 lakh on Sunday. “We collected nearly Rs 32 lakh on Sunday,” said Shailendra Pandey of Sparrow Software Private Limited, which collects taxes on behalf of the RMC.

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