Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has decided to punish the defaulters of property tax by auctioning their property.
The civic agency will soon take possession of the property of those people who have an outstanding amount more than 5 lakhs.
At present, the MCD sends attachments to defaulters asking them to pay tax — the threats are usually ignored.
A senior MCD official said the Delhi Municipal Act allows the municipal body to auction properties for which tax is not paid. “MCD can take possession of the movable and immovable assets to extract the taxes. This means that when MCD takes possession, it takes possession of the property as well as all the items such as cars and furniture,” he said.