Prayagraj, Nov 18(GCCurrentAffairs) Anand Bhawan, the headquarters of the Congress in the pre-independence movement, has been served a notice by the Prayagraj Municipal Corporation over non payment of house tax.
The Corporation has demanded Rs 4.33 crore as the pending house tax dues of three buildings– Anand Bhawan, Swaraj Bhawan and Jawahar Planetarium. All the structures are run by Jawahar lal Nehru Memorial Fund which is chaired by Congress president Sonia Gandhi and other party members.
According to the notice, the house tax amount has been raised in view of the commercial use of the buildings.
Chief Tax officer of the Corporation P K Mishra said here on Monday that the notice was served two weeks back and in its reply the secretary of the Fund N Balakrishnan has sent them a letter seeking the survey report and other details of the dues.
Prayagraj major Ms Abhilasha Gupta said that the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund has sent a letter seeking a fresh survey for the tax of Anand Bhawan and other adjoining buildings as the claim dues are very high.