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Date :12/15/2023
Press Release on 15th December 2023
clarification on revised rates

Jammu Municipal Corporation has recently revised rates/fee after due diligence and considering relevant factors including inflation index. The rates of various services/rent of municipal assets are enhanced after a long period. Building permission fee was fixed in 2016 and fee is now enhanced as approved by the General House. Similarly, existing rates of Trade Tax were fixed in the year 1994 and were not revised since then. For NOC fee the last revision was done in the year 2019 and rates are revised along with rationalization of rates to ensure small business are subject to less fee. Earlier, various establishments were included in the miscellaneous category and were uniformly charged at Rs. 7700/-. Now the same has been revised/rationalized as per the size of the shop/school/establishment. For instance, previously all type of schools were charged at the uniform rate of Rs 7700. Now with the revision, the rate for the Creche/Playschools is fixed at Rs 2000/-, Primary schools at Rs 4000/- and middle school at Rs 6000/- per annum. The advertisement rates have been enhanced by considering inflation index into account. Last revision for street vendor license fee was also done in the year 2015 and increase over 8 years is nominal. Rent of Shops/Godowns/Garages was revised in the year 2019 and was due in year 2022 as it is revised every 3 years as per policy but done now with nominal increase. It is further clarified that on the directions of Hon’ble High Court, the Residential accommodation policy has been notified. Accordingly, the rent of flats occupied by authorized allottees is being enhanced as per market rates worked out by rent assessment committee in line with policy and Hon’ble High Court order.