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House passes Bill to transfer Passenger Tax administration to MVD

Rouf Pampori

Rouf Pampori

5 Dariya News

Jammu , 12 Feb 2018

The Legislative Assembly today passed a Bill to amend the Jammu and Kashmir Passengers Taxation Act-1963.The Bill paves the way for transfer of Passenger Tax administration from the Commercial Taxes Department to the Motor Vehicles Department.The Bill was moved in the House by the Minister for Finance, Dr Haseeb Drabu.Explaining the statement of objects and reasons of the Bill, the Minister said that in 2011 a Committee was constituted to make recommendation on the modalities for transferring of administration of Passenger Tax from the Commercial Taxes Department to the Motor Vehicles Department. He said as per the recommendations  of the Committee one Accounts Officer, 12 each of Motor Vehicle Inspector & Accounts Assistant and 9 Motor Vehicle Traffic Assistant were proposed for creation in the J&K Motor Vehicle Department.

He said that there will be reduction of 9 posts of Guards and 12 Inspectors in the Commercial Taxes Department. Earlier the Bill was introduced in the Legislative Assembly by Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice, Abdul Haq Khan on behalf of Minister for Finance, Dr Haseeb A Drabu.After thorough discussions, the Bill was passed through voice vote.The Bill was later also passed by the Upper House also where it was moved by Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice, Abdul Haq Khan.

 

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