The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has set itself a target of collecting Rs 500 crore under the Early Bird Scheme, which will lapse this month-end.

Municipal Corporation has announced Early Bird Scheme offering five per cent rebate to building owners, who pay their property tax before April 30.

GHMC Commissioner M. Dana Kishore issued orders on Tuesday fixing targets for each zone. Last financial year, the municipal corporation had collected Rs 433.09 crore under the Early Bird Scheme and this financial year, it has set eye on collecting Rs 500 crore, according to a press release.

Of the Rs 500 crore target, the municipal corporation plans to collect Rs 250 crore through valuation officers, tax inspectors and bill collectors, Rs 100 crore through online, 20 per cent through citizen service centres and Rs 50 crore through Mee-Seva centres.

The municipal corporation is focusing on non-residential structures and is aiming to collect the property tax of these structures through the GHMC staff, including tax inspectors and bill collectors.

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