Saturday, February 7, 2009

Punjab govt exempts 3 percent additional stamp duty in border areas

Punjab Newsline Network
Friday, 06 February 2009
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government has decided to exempt the 3% additional stamp duty being charged as Social Security Cess on the registration of land in the villages within the radius of 5 kilometers from 'A' class Municipal Committee towns in the border areas of the state.
Disclosing this here Friday, a spokesman of Punjab Government said that a decision to this effect was taken by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in response to the memorandum submitted to him by the residents of boarder area during a public rally at Fazilka. This decision would benefit a major section of people belong to the scheduled castes and backward classes, who had made this land cultivable with their hard work.

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