Left Menu
Development News Edition

Double tax penalty on unauthorised constructions in Bengaluru


Double tax penalty on unauthorised constructions in Bengaluru

The Karnataka cabinet on Friday decided amend a relevant act allowing the city civic body BBMP to levy two times the regular tax as penalty on unauthorised constructions until they were removed or demolished. The "double tax"was already applicable to other municipalities in the state, except Bengaluru. With this amendment, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) can also levy it, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister J C Madhuswamy said.

We have decided to bring in an amendment to the Karnataka Municipal Corporation Act so that two times the regular tax will be collected as penalty from those who have constructed houses in violation of plan and alignment till the unauthorised or violated construction exists, he said. Speaking to reporters here after the cabinet meeting, he said, Two times the regular tax will be levied until the unauthorized or violated structure is removed or demolished by the owner or the government." Other decisions taken by the cabinet included payment of Rs 3,000 as one-time incentive to Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA). As many as 41,628 ASHA workers will benefit and it will cost Rs 12.48 crore to the government, the Minister said.

The cabinet also decided to extend by one year the tenure of the Special Investigation Team under the Karnataka Lokayukta that is looking into the illegal mining cases. It also decided to construct special godowns to safely store and protect electronic voting machines in all the 30 districts of the state and Rs 123 crore had been released for this along with required administrative approvals.

The cabinet gave administrative approval with Rs 100 crore for the construction of high security wards at Bengaluru prison and Rs 99.98 crore for similar work at the Vijayapura prison, Madhuswamy said..

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Download The Devdiscourse News App for Latest News.


TRENDING

OPINION/BLOG/INTERVIEW

Future of Food: Technology fostering the road to global food security

Technological innovation can help address most of the pressing issues facing the world today including food security by enhancing productivity, improving financial services, managing resources, addressing environmental concerns, etc....

Conspiracy theories on COVID 19: Legislators, Scientists, and Journalists all joined the Caravan

Conspiracy theories are not new for virus epidemics. There have been conspiracy theories on HIV-AIDS, Polio Vaccines, Ebola Virus, and several other diseases as well. However, what makes the 2019 Novel Coronavirus different from others is ...

Now it’s a war, Uganda deploys army to combat locust swarms

Its for the first time after 1986, the locust swarms have attacked Uganda twice in a season. With the increasing number of countries of Africa under attack by locust swarms, the problem seems to have taken a regional paradigm. Its very diff...

Top 10 Fake News, Myths and Realities on 2019 Novel Coronavirus COVID 19

With nearly 1500 deaths by January 14 and around 65,000 infections in China, the Novel Coronavirus 2019 has become one of the worst health epidemics of the 21st Century. However, 8,573 people have been cured but the rumor mongers are a...

Videos

Latest News

Piyush Goyal directs Railways to prioritize investments in projects

Minister of Railways and Commerce Industry, Shri Piyush Goyal chaired a meeting for the review of 17 large-size infrastructure projects on the 27th of February in the Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade DPIIT, New Delhi....

Atishi appointed in-charge of AAP's Goa unit, Jarnail Singh of Punjab unit

The Aam Aadmi Party AAP on Friday appointed its MLAs Atishi and Jarnail Singh as in-charge of the partys Goa and Punjab units respectively. The AAP would soon start organisation building operations in the two states, according to a statem...

(Eds: Correcting number of people arrested) 123 FIRs registered, 630 people either arrested or detained so far in connection with northeast Delhi communal violence: Police PTI SLBSMN

Eds Correcting number of people arrested 123 FIRs registered, 630 people either arrested or detained so far in connection with northeast Delhi communal violence Police PTI SLBSMN...

Cricket-England's Wood to miss Sri Lanka tour with injury

Fast bowler Mark Wood has been ruled out of Englands test tour of Sri Lanka next month with a side strain, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Friday. Wood picked up the injury at the end of the South Africa tour earlier this month ...

Give Feedback