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Noida: 2 builders held for not paying cess, dues

NOIDA: Directors of two non-public real estate firms have been arrested on Thursday for non-payment of nearly Rs 4 crore of labour cess dues and the ones towards the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA), the Gautam Buddh Nagar administration said.

The directors of IVR Prime IT Sez firm and PME Power Solution India have been arrested in the afternoon by means of earnings officials in Dadri and Sadar tehsils of the district, the administration said.

"Recovery certificate (RC) was issued against IVR Prime IT Sez firm by RERA for recovery of outstanding dues worth Rs 3.04 crore. Based on the RC, action was taken and the firm's director was arrested after it failed to remit the dues," Dadri Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Anjani Kamar Singh said.

Director of PME Power Solution India used to be arrested by means of the earnings officials for now not paying Rs 80.25 lakh in labour cess, SDM Sadar Rajpal Singh said.

According to procedure, the companies have been served notices about 15 days ago, asking them to clear their dues or face action, the officials said.

"The action is part of a special drive initiated by district magistrate BN Singh to recover all pending dues," Singh said.

According to officials, when RCs are issued towards pending dues to any workforce or entity, it's given a 15-day realize to clear the dues. Action is initiated simplest after 15 days.

The RCs are first despatched to the district administration, which is empowered by means of the regulation to take several actions, including the power to attach accounts or even the homes, to make the restoration from any defaulter, the officials said.

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