The state cabinet on Friday approved the Haryana amnesty scheme, 2016 for registered traders and shopkeepers whose properties were damaged or destroyed during the Jat quota agitation in February.
Properties worth crores of rupees belonging to hundreds of people, including shopkeepers and traders, were damaged or completely destroyed during the Jat stir in several district of the state.
Under this scheme, benefits would be provided to the affected traders as VAT and CST payable by the affected dealer on turnover of goods sold by him during Jat stir in February 2016 had been waived. The date of payment of tax under the Haryana Value Added Tax Act and the CST Act by an affected dealer liable to pay tax on quarterly basis had also been extended by three months from April 30 to July 31. Also, no interest would be charged on extended period.
An affected dealer who had failed to use the goods surchased due to damage in agitation would get amnesty from penalty under section 7(5) of the VAT Act and from penalty under section 10A of the CST Act 1956. In case of affected dealer who had lodged claim before designated authority, the time for submission of returns for the period January 1 to March 31, 2016 is extended up to July 31.
Vehicle number charges hiked
The cabinet approved amendment in Haryana Motor Vehicle Rules, 1993 to revise fee for obtaining preferential registration numbers of non-transport vehicles and transport vehicles.
In case of non-transport vehicles, the transport department would now charge Rs 1.50 lakh for the registration marks 0002, 0007 and 0009 in any series while for remaining single digit numbers 0003 to 0006 and 0008 in any series, the fee would be Rs 1 lakh instead of `75,000 earlier. However, fee for number 0001 would remain unchanged that is Rs 5 lakh in any series.
Numbers like 0010, 0011, 0022, 0033, 0044, 0055, 0066, 0077, 0088, 0099, 0100 and 786 would cost Rs 75,000 each instead of Rs 50,000 earlier.
Vehicle registration numbers 0012 to 0021, 0023 to 0032, 0034 to 0043, 0045 to 0054, 0056 to 0065, 0067 to 0076, 0078 to 0087, 0089 to 0098, 0111, 0200, 0222, 0300, 0333, 0400, 0444, 0500, 0555, 0600, 0666, 0700, 0777, 0800, 0888, 0900, 0999, 1000, 1111, 2000, 2222, 3000, 3333, 4000, 4444, 5000, 5555, 6000, 6666, 7000, 7777, 8000, 8888, 9000 and 9999 would cost Rs 50,000 each, instead of Rs 25,000 earlier.
Any other registration mark for preferential allotment on out-of-turn basis within the running series would cost Rs 20,000 each. Earlier, Rs 10,000 was charged for any other out-of-turn number of choice within the running series.
In case of transport vehicles, the registration numbers 0002 to 0021, 0022, 0033, 0044, 0055, 0066, 0077, 0088, 0099 and number 786 would cost Rs 20,000 each. Any other registration mark for preferential allotment on out-of-turn basis within the running series, including 0100 would cost Rs 10,000.
Draft enterprises promotion rules
The cabinet approved the draft Haryana Enterprises Promotion Rules, 2016 to achieve the objectives and provisions contained in the Haryana Enterprises Promotion Act, 2016. The Haryana Enterprises Promotion Board (HEPB) would be constituted under the chairmanship of the chief minister to oversee time-bound clearances, sanctioning special packages for mega projects and to approve policy initiatives. It would be a two-tier system for project clearances. Projects with investment of more than Rs 10 crore and involving CLU cases of more than one acre land would be cleared by the empowered executive committee (EEC) of the HEPB and projects with investment up to Rs 10 crore and CLU cases of up to one acre in conforming zones will be cleared by district-level clearance committee headed by concerned deputy commissioner at district level.
More vehicle pollution checking centres
The cabinet approved the proposal to amend Haryana Motor Vehicles Rules, 1993 (Pollution) to establish more pollution checking centres and revise the fee to be charged for issuing pollution under control certificate. The revised rates of issuing these certificates in respect of various vehicles would be on the pattern of Delhi. Two wheelers of petrol, CNG, LPG would pay a fee of Rs 50. Three and four wheelers of petrol, CNG or LPG would pay Rs 80 and diesel vehicles would pay a fee of Rs 100 to get pollution under control certificate.
Time frame for mutations
The cabinet also approved the proposal to waive off the mutation fee of all the pending mutations in the state, provided these were carried out within a time frame of three months. This would facilitate consignment of jamabandis, incorporation of mutations in the software and online jamabandi. It also approved to increase the mutation fee from Rs 200 to `250 per mutation. Also, Rs 50 per mutation would be charged as service charges, which would be deposited in the district information technology (DITS) at the district level.
Dept name changed
The cabinet approved the proposal to change the name of agriculture department into agriculture and farmers’ welfare department. The central government has already changed the name of the ministry of agriculture.
New HSSC formula
The cabinet approved the proposal of new formula to be followed by Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC) to call candidates for the interview for the posts which are advertised by it. According to the new formula, if the number of posts is less than or equal to three, the number of the candidates called for interview would be eight times the number of posts. If the number of posts is from four to ten, the number of candidates called for interview would be 30. In case of 11 or more posts, the number of candidates called for interview would be thrice the number of posts.