Gujarat to get SMS Alerts for Paying Property Tax

Gujarat will soon be getting reminders on mobile for paying professional or property taxes. The mobile governance by the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) aims to reach citizens for giving out important SMS alerts on property tax, professional tax, renewal of licenses such as food, shops and establishment and drugs.

The corporation is building a huge database of the mobile phone users in the city. The data will then be sorted out under different heads such as property tax, professional tax etc. and then the SMS alert system will be created. The service is scalable and is intended to be used as a two-way communication services channel between the corporation and citizens.