Haryana govt revises fees for various transport services
The Haryana cabinet on Tuesday approved the transport department’s proposal for rationalisation of various kinds of fees being charged for various services by making an amendment in the Haryana Motor Vehicles Rules, 1993.
According to the revised fee structure, it has been decided to abolish the fee charged at the time of transfer of permit in the name of legal heirs of the deceased permit holder, during its validity, as a permit was valid for five years and it was not appropriate to charge the fee for issuance of permit at the time of transfer of permit.
The revised fee for making an application for grant or renewal or counter-signature of permit would be Rs 100 for two or three-wheeled vehicles and Rs 200 for other motor vehicles. The existing fee for goods carriage was Rs 100, for taxi or auto rickshaw Rs 20 and for private service vehicle Rs 50.
The fee for issue or renewal or counter-signature of permit for the entire state for two/three wheeled motor vehicles would be Rs 2,000 for five years and Rs 500 for one year. In case of light motor vehicles for the similar purpose, the fee charged would be Rs 10,000 for five years and Rs 2,500 for one year.
In case of other motor vehicles, the revised fee of Rs 25,000 would be charged for five years and Rs 6,000 for one year. Earlier, Rs 1,750 and Rs 2,625 were charged for light motor vehicles and other vehicles, respectively.
The fee for the issue of temporary permit for one week or part thereof would be Rs 100 for two/three-wheeled motor vehicles, Rs 200 for light motor vehicles (non-AC) and Rs 400 for other vehicles, instead of earlier fee Rs 100 per week and Rs 75 for every additional week.
Similarly, Rs 500 would be charged as fee for allowing replacement of a vehicle on a permit instead of Rs 25 earlier. The fee of Rs 500 would be charged for issue of duplicate permit as against Rs 50 for defaced permit and Rs 500 for lost permit. The fee for making an appeal against the order of STA /RTA regarding permit would be Rs 200 instead of Rs 20. The fee of Rs 200 would be charged for recording change of address in the permit instead of Rs 10 earlier.
The fee for issue, renewal and counter-signature of contract carriage permits to air-conditioned motor vehicles would be double the fee payable in respect of ordinary contract carriage permit. In case where a motor vehicle remained without permit, permit fee payable for five years, along with composition fee as per section 192 A of the Motor Vehicles Act, would be charged.
Ordinance for recovery of taxes
The cabinet approved the proposal to bring an ordinance for amending the section 59 A of the Haryana Value-Added Tax Act 2003 to facilitate the recovery of old arrears and also the taxes, interest, penalty and all other dues covering the period prior to April 1, 2015. The amendment in the Act would enable the state to recover old arrears of various taxes, interest, penalty and all other dues which are outstanding and are difficult to recover despite the earnest efforts of the excise and taxation department. The amendment would also avoid legal hassles involved in the recoveries.
Land for ‘Gau Abhayaranya’
The cabinet approved the transfer of 50 acres of land of government livestock farm, Hisar to the municipal corporation, Hisar for the establishment of Gau Abhayaranya and a cattle pound. This land would be transferred on the present collector rate of Rs 44 lakh per acre to the MC, Hisar.
Civil aviation rules amended
The cabinet approved the amendment in service rule, 2011 (group A) of the haryana civil aviation department. Now, the required academic qualifications and experience for direct recruitment or by transfer or deputation for the post of helicopter pilots would be Claas 12 or its equivalent from any institution, knowledge of Hindi or Sanskrit up to matric or higher education, knowledge of computer, holder of current commercial helicopter pilot’s licence.
The candidate should have a minimum of 500 hours experience as pilot-in-command on helicopters, including 10 hours of night flying and not less than 75 hours as pilot-in-command on type of helicopter to be flown. He should also have a minimum of 30 hours experience as pilot-in-command on helicopter in the last six months including five hours on the type of helicopter in the last thirty days immediately preceding the date of intended flight.
Toll collection on KPM e-way
The cabinet also approved the collection of toll on the under construction Manesar-Palwal stretch of Kundli-Manesar-Palwal expressway being executed by Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC).
There will be four toll pointsat village Fazilwas in district Gurgaon, at village Dhulawat in district Mewat, at village Rewason in Mewat and at village Jodhpur/Chirawata in district Palwal. The toll rates to be recovered from the users have been worked out on the basis of National Highway Fee (Determination of Rates and Collection), Rules 2008 and its subsequent amendments issued by ministry of road transport and highways.
Adventure sports academy
The cabinet also decided to constitute the Haryana Academy of Adventure Sports as a society under the Haryana Registration and Regulation of Societies Act, 2012. While the chief minister would be the patron-in-chief of the society, the sports and youth affairs minister would be its president and administrative secretary, sports and youth affairs, the vice-president. The aims and objectives of the society are to initiate, encourage, promote and develop adventure sports in Haryana along with creation of training facilities for adventure sports and to develop quality adventure sports infrastructure.
Nod for changing college-cadre rules
The cabinet also approved the proposal of the higher education department regarding amendment in Haryana education (college cadre) Group B Service Rules 1986.
As per the amendment, National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by the University Grants Commission (UGC), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research or similar test accredited by the UGC like SLET or SET would remain the minimum eligibility condition for the recruitment and appointment as assistant professor in colleges, provided that the candidates, who are or have been awarded a PhD degree in accordance with the UGC (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of PhD degree) Regulations, 2009, would be exempted from the requirement of the minimum eligibility condition of NET/SLET/SET for recruitment and appointment of assistant professor or equivalent positions in colleges, provided further that NET/SLET/SET would also not be required for such masters programmes in disciplines for which NET/SLET/SET accredited test is not conducted.
Bidis to cost more
THE CABINET has approved the revision of the rate of tax on bidi from 5% to 12.5%. A representation for raising the rates of tax on tobacco products was received from NGO ‘Voice of Tobacco Victims’.
THE REVISION of rate of tax on bidi would discourage the use of tobacco products, an official release said.
VAT RATE on bidi in Punjab is 13% plus 10% surcharge, in Himachal Pradesh 22%, in Uttar Pradesh 14%, in Delhi 20% and Chandigarh 12.5%. The previous Congress government had hiked the VAT on the cigarettes.
Enabling provision for new licensing policy
The government will amend the Haryana Development and Regulation of Urban Areas Act for making enabling provision for implementation of the new integrated licensing policy and issue of transfer development rights (TDR) certificate as well as purchasable development rights (PDR) certificate, recovery of administrative charges for change in beneficial interest and on-line filing of applications and approvals.
An official spokesperson said the government envisages to initiate online receipt and issuance of approvals of various statutory applications, approvals, orders, notices, etc to further increase the transparency and efficiency in the functioning of the department.