In Haryana, 2% rural tax; MC standing for Manesar

Chandigarh December 23

The Haryana Government on Wednesday decided to levy 2 per cent panchayat tax on power consumers who fall within the limits of the rural bodies in the state. The decision, taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, aims at augmenting resources of gram panchayats. It will be applicable to all power consumers, except the Union Government and agriculture consumers. The collected tax will be ploughed back into gram panchayats with panchayats set to make a profit of Rs 100-125 crore.

The Cabinet also decided to set up a municipal corporation at Manesar in Gurugram with the addition of 29 villages in its jurisdiction okayed. The Haryana Enterprises and Employment Policy, 2020, which aims at achieving regional development and providing livelihood opportunities to people through resilient economic development, was given a nod. It will come into effect from January 1, 2021, for a period of five years. The motive is to attract an investment of Rs 1 lakh crore and create 5 lakh jobs.

The Haryana Group ‘C’ Employees (Recruitment and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2020, to create a common cadre for them too got a green signal. — TNS

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