Nagar Nigam: 100% house tax exemption to statehood agitators

  • | Saturday | 2nd December, 2023

Dehradun: With the completion of the tenure of Dehradun Nagar Nigam, many populist decisions were passed in the last meeting of the board convened in the city on Thursday. The board unanimously passed decisions to grant 100% house tax exemption to statehood agitators and waive off around 600 challans issued to private individuals and business establishments during the anti-dengue campaign when the outbreak was at its peak.Outgoing Mayor Sunil Uniyal Gama said, By issuing challans, our intention was not to just collect the fine amount, but we wanted to sensitise the citizens about the highly contagious water-borne disease that was causing several deaths.Uttarakhand Rajya Andolan Manch had been demanding a house tax waiver for the statehood agitators for a long time. After this decision, at least 1,200 families will get the benefit of exemption in house tax. The forum hopes that chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami will now take a positive decision on the proposal passed in their favour.During the final board meeting, Mayor Gama announced the boards approval for scrutinising all tenders, including hoarding advertisements and tractor-trolley operations. The discussion on hoarding advertisements was raised by Congress spokesperson Abhinav Thapar.Expressing the necessity for an inquiry into these concerns, the mayor said, The authorities should investigate and take appropriate action if any irregularities are found.We also published the following articles recentlyUP assembly passes bill for imposition of higher tax on online games, casinos and lotteryThe UP assembly passed a bill to impose 28% GST on online gaming, casinos, lottery, and horse racing events. The bill applies 28% tax at the entry level instead of the Gross Gaming Revenue (GGR). The online gaming industry did not qualify as a game of skill but as a game of chance. The promoter and its agents must be registered with the government. The UP government promulgated an ordinance to levy the higher tax after the Centres direction.Noida traffic police issues over 8,300 challans per day during November: DetailsThe Noida Traffic Police conducted a traffic awareness campaign in November, issuing over 8,300 e-challans per day on average, totaling 2,51,398 challans. The campaign focused on educating citizens about traffic guidelines and ensuring compliance. As part of the initiative, 680 vehicles were impounded for various violations, including those related to air pollution. The e-challans resulted in fines worth Rs 59.29 lakh, with Rs 2.70 lakh already collected. In addition, 4 out of 15 identified black spots have been rectified, with work ongoing on the remaining 11 spots.

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