In order to enable effective maintenance of civic services in Industrial Parks, the Government has empowered APIIC Industrial Parks with Local Authority status duly amending the Acts under section 147 of APPR Act 1994, u/s 389-B of AP Municipalities Act, 1965 and u/s 679-F of Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Act, 1955 in the year 1994.
Accordingly, the Government have been notifying TSIIC-Industrial Areas falling under Municipalities, Municipal Corporations and Gram Panchayats from time to time directing the TSIIC Ltd., to exercise/perform certain statutory powers/functions such as assessment, levy and collection of Property taxes/Advertisement tax, sanction of Building permits, removal of encroachments, management and maintenance of Civic Services in the Industrial Areas, subject to the condition that TSIIC Ltd., shall remit 35% (50% in case of Cyberabad) of the Property tax/Revenues collected to the Local Bodies concerned.
Thus, TSIIC is exercising/performing the statutory powers/functions of the Local Bodies with effect from 01-10-1994 onwards in 116 Nos. Industrial Areas (Phase wise)/Mini Industrial Estates/Commercial Complexes falling under Municipalities, Municipal Corporations and Gram Panchayats in the State, through its officers nominated as Executive Authority under the relevant Acts.
To promote “Local Self-Governance” of the Industrial Areas, TSIIC has evolved the concept of Industrial Areas Service Societies involving the tax payers community in the notified Industrial Areas in the Management/Maintenance of Industrial Areas. The Service Societies registered under the Telangana Public Societies Registration Act, 1350F and the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and AP Societies Registration Act, 2001 have been nominated by TSIIC as its Nodal Agencies to assist in collection of Property taxes and maintenance of civic Services in the Industrial Areas. They participate in all decisions which concern them in order to coordinate the functioning of the IALA, in different development activities within the IALA area and also to bring transparency in the working of the IALAs.
Thus the TSIIC has nominated 44 Nos. of Service Societies as Nodal Agencies to TSIIC Ltd., in respect of 86 Industrial Parks, out of which 116 areas notified by Government.
The experience of industrial units that are located in the existing IALAs has universally been very positive. In numerous interactions with them, they have expressed extreme satisfaction with the services they receive through the IALAs.