Cabinet gives green signal to E-stamping



Shimla (June 19): Keeping greater convenience of people and accountaablity in mind, Himachal Pradesh cabinet has given green signal to collect electronic stamp duty in addition to printed stamp papers in the state. The cabinet also approved rationalization of Entry Tax whereunder all industrial inputs will now be taxed at a uniform rate of 1 percent.

The decision was taken during state cabinet meeting presided by Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal authorizing collection centres to set up electronic e-stamping system.

It would benefit the customers by fast deposit of money, getting their documents registered under one roof and avoiding repeated visits to the treasury and bank or stamp vendors. It will also help in checking pilferages. It also approved the mechanism for running of ‘Himachal Seva Sadan’ being constructed at a cost of Rs 10.50 crore, in Sector 25, Chandigarh, consisting of 23 double bed suites, attached toilets and kitchenette, 15 six bedded and three 3-bedded dormitories (total 99 beds) besides one transit room of 6-bed capacity, completely
air-conditioned, to facilitate patients and their attendants visiting Chandigarh for treatment in PGI, etc.

The cabinet granted approval for renewal of smart cards under National Health Insurance Scheme up to February 28, 2012. A negotiation committee was also approved for expeditious acquisition of private land for Indo-Tibetan Border Police to raise a battalion of National Disaster Reserve Force in Mohal Uprid, Mauja Kopra, in Nurpur. It was also decided that similar negotiation committees will be constituted for all departments to deal with similar cases.

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