Ludhiana: The Municipal Corporation Ludhiana has received the notification wherein the state department has given nod for imposing cow cess in the city. The cow cess will be imposed on different items and the state department has also allocated the departments which will be responsible for collection of the tax from the residents.
Earlier the General House of MC gave nod for imposing cow cess in the month of September last year and also finalized item on which it should be imposed. At that time authorities electricity out of same. But the following approval some residents filed a writ petition in court. Following which local bodies department again asked the Municipal Corporation to ask for the objections, but no objection came forward states the notification sent by office of Additional Chief Secretary, Local Bodies department, IAS Satish Chandra.
The Veterinary Officer of Municipal Corporation, Dr YP Singh said that they have received notification on Tuesday and now the same has been sent to senior officials so that the procedure to impose the cess could be followed. Municipal Corporation Chief Kanwalpreet Kaur Brar said that the notification will now be sent to Finance and Contracts Committee (F &CC) and cow cess will be imposed as soon as possible as MC has to bear a huge amount. Further information will be floated to departments which are responsible for recovering cow cess, she added.
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