India, May 28 -- Sir,

I had written in this column on May 9, 2020 regarding MCC property tax collection. While the MCC has introduced a scheme for generating SAS forms, it lacks in implementation. Every tax-payer is asked to provide a copy of last year's SAS form and his mobile number for generating the SAS form for this year.

I was advised that MCC Zonal Office staff would call me when it is ready. Even after two weeks I am yet to receive any call. MCC should have asked the developers of the software to send an SMS to the tax-payer as soon as SAS was generated. It should also have generated a bank challan for payment of the tax.

Today I had to visit the Zonal Office for the third time, first to search the SAS form from a bunch given t...