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Deadline for geotagging: If you don’t tag your property by January 31st, these are the consequences

In order to be eligible for a 10% property tax exemption, all kinds of properties must now be geotagged, according to a December statement from the MCD. Only 78,000 of Delhi’s commercial and residential properties have been geo-tagged by their owners, indicating that the initiative to geo-tag properties has not been well embraced.

How does geotagging work?
Geo-tagging of properties is the act of assigning a unique latitude-longitude marker to a property on a Geographic Information System (GIS) map, according to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) official website. This is accomplished by selecting the present location that is associated with a distinct property identification code. Ensuring that properties can be uniquely recognized by their exact position on a map is the goal.

Why is it necessary to geotag properties?
According to the MCD, the goal of geotagging properties is to enable location-based identification of specific properties, hence enabling enhanced citizen service delivery by the municipal body. When a property is geotagged, it becomes readily locateable in space, and this information may be used to better provide residents with various services.

What are the advantages of geotagging for the MCD?
According to the MCD website, latitude-longitude band information on a property is unique and comparatively permanent, while any other address is dynamic. The information is very accurate and may be used to better connect with and provide services to residents.

What happens if, by January 31st, you have not geotagged your property?
The municipal agency states that property owners will not be eligible for the 10% discount on lump-sum advance tax payments made by June 30 of the following year if they do not geotag their properties by January 31. According to the MCD statement, if an MCD officer has previously geotagged a property, further geotagging is not required.

The MCD also recommended property owners to finish the registration procedure, create a Unique Property Identification Code (UPIC), and geotag their properties if they haven’t already registered their assets on the local body’s property tax system. The local authority may take legal action, including actions to reclaim the tax, if you don’t register by January 31.

How can your house be geotagged?
A smartphone app designed for geotagging residential and non-residential properties has been released by the MCD. Owners of real estate may use the Unified Mobile App (UMA), which can be downloaded from the Google Play Store, or go to the https://mcdonline.nic.in/mcdapp.html website.

The following actions must be taken by applicants in order to start the geotagging process:

1. Download the UMA app, then choose “citizen.”

2. Enter your login information.
3. Using a registered mobile number, choose the Unique Property Identification Code (UPIC) for geotagging.
4. To see the map location, select the Property UPIC, click the Action button, and then choose “geo-tagging.”

It is required for property owners without UPIC numbers to create UPIC before they may begin geotagging their properties.

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