Cabinet okays regulation for licensing trade in ULBs

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Cabinet okays regulation for licensing trade in ULBs

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 | PNS | Ranchi

The State Cabinet on Tuesday approved Jharkhand State Municipal Trade License Regulation that makes it obligatory for any person engaged in economic and business activities in urban local bodies to take license for his trade.

It states that failure to  comply with the Act will attract fine and other actions.

Urban Development department secretary Ajoy Kumar Singh informed that the regulation would be in force in all Municipal Corporations, Municipal Councils, Municipal panchayats and notified area committees of the State.

Cabinet Secretary SKJ Rahate added that the regulation would be implemented from January 2019. He added person carrying out trade without license after the implementation date would have to pay Rs 10 per day as fine.

It may be stated here that all types of trade including eatables, livestock, sweets and drugs are included in the regulation.

The regulation states that the step would help augment revenue of the local government which has to perform several social welfare tasks for the resident within its jurisdiction.

The Cabinet also approved renovation and conservation proposal of the 150-year old Birsa Birsa Munda jail in Ranchi. The historic place would also be converted into a museum with the total cost of the entire plan estimated at Rs 26.68 crores.

The proposals include renovation of the boundary and building of the old jail, presentation of pictures displaying regional legacy and installation of a tall statue of Birsa Munda.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi would launch the project during his Jharkhand visit on September 23. The Cabinet has decided to nominate Indian Trust for Rural Heritage and Development for carrying out the works for the first phase worth Rs 9.24 crores.

Another resolution approved by the cabinet provides four day emergency leave to the government employees for blood donation. The resolution states that the step aims to promote blood donation in state which requires 3.5 lakh units per year whereas the collection is only 1.9 lakh unit. It stated that employees availing the leave would have to produce certificate of donation from a recognized blood bank.

The Cabinet approved a total of five proposals in its meeting which included enhancement of the dress allowance of the forest employees by Rs 1000 and also an amendment in the Bihar Electricity Duty Rules related to payment of bills for using high tension power supply.

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