Ludhiana:Municipal Corporation Ludhiana had received notification in November for imposing cow cess on the things other than liquor soon but till date it has not been imposed by authorities due to the elections. Now, it is expected to be imposed within the next few days on different items and state department has allocated departments which will be responsible for the collection of tax from the residents.
Earlier, the General House of Municipal Corporation gave nod for imposing cow cess in the month of September last year and also finalised item on which it should be imposed. At that time, some residents filed a writ petition in court. Following which local bodies department again asked 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 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 Municipal Corporation has to bear a huge amount. Further information will be floated to the departments which are responsible for recovering cow cess, she added.
Earlier, the officials said that the department is paying around 10 lakhs Govind Godham for providing the shelter to stray cattle. Also, they said that Municipal Corporation needs huge amount if they want to provide shelter to the stray cattle still roaming on city roads which also are a major reason behind road accidents.
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