Traffic violators can now pay fines on spot in Haryana

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Traffic violators can now pay fines on spot in Haryana

Wednesday, 16 June 2021 | PNS | Chandigarh

The traffic violators in Haryana will now be allowed to pay challans on the spot with the Haryana Cabinet on Tuesday approving a proposal in this regard.

The cabinet which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar also approved an amendment in Haryana Motor Vehicles Rules putting in place a system of registration of new fully built-up transport vehicles through the dealers in the state.

Giving details after the cabinet meeting, Education Minister Kanwar Pal Gujjar while talking to the mediapersons said that the framing of the new Haryana Motor Vehicles (Amendments) Rules 2021 has been done as now, the Central Government has amended the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (Principal Act) vide the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 as notified on August 9, 2019

In Haryana, the traffic violators will now be able to pay challaning amount to the officers empowered to compound the traffic offences on the spot. The process of compounding shall be further simplified by introducing online compounding of challans whereby the compounding fee if not paid on the spot shall also be payable on the portal online, he said.

This shall increase transparency and make the enforcement or payment of compounding fee seamless in a faceless and cashless manner in line with the ease-of-doing-business vision of the State Government, the Minister said.

Gujjar further said that after amendment in Haryana Motor Vehicles Rules, the registration of fully built-up new transport vehicles will now be possible online by the dealers as is being done at present in the case of new non-transport vehicles.

More than 48.80 lakh new personal vehicles have been registered through dealer point registration in the last seven years. Encouraged by its success, the system is now being extended to fully built up transport vehicles with  a view to improve ease of doing business in a faceless and cashless mannerl, he said.

Under the new system, the applicant will apply online along with the required taxes and fees. There will be no offline activity and the registration certificate will be sent to the applicant by the Registering Authority concerned through the post. No direct interface of the buyer shall be needed with the registration authorities.

In another decision, the cabinet approved an amendment of the Haryana Public Service Commission (Conditions of Service) Regulations, 2018. As per the amendment the number of members of the Haryana Public Service Commission has been reduced from the existing 8 to 5, in addition to the chairman.

FINANCIAL AID UNDER PENSION SCHEME INCREASED

The cabinet approved an increase in the rate of pension, allowance and financial assistance under various social security schemes with effect from April 1, 2021. The financial assistance given under the Old Age Samman Allowance Scheme, Haryana Pension to Widows and Destitute Women Scheme, Haryana Handicapped Persons Pension Scheme, Ladli Social Security Allowance Scheme, Haryana Allowance to Dwarfs Scheme and Haryana Allowance to Eunuchs Scheme has been increased from Rs. 2250 to Rs. 2500 per month. The financial assistance given to the Destitute Children Scheme has also been increased from Rs.1350 to Rs. 1600 per month and the financial assistance given to non-school going disabled children has been increased from Rs. 1650 to Rs. 1950 per month scheme.

Govt to begin GST reimbursement on COVID related items

Haryana Government has decided to start reimbursement of GST (including State, Centre and IGST) on COVID related items. This GST reimbursement scheme shall remain in force up to and inclusive of June 30. The Excise and Taxation Department being a nodal Department for implementation of the GST, will administer the scheme.  The reimbursement of GST shall be subject to the following conditions that such COVID related material shall be donated free of cost to the Government of Haryana, hospitals run by State Government, or any hospital or institution permitted by State Government to receive such material through Health and Family Welfare, Department, Haryana.

Relief measures for the real estate industry due to disruptions caused by COVID-19.

The cabinet granted relief to the real estate industry as well as Change of Land-use Permission (CLU) holders or entrepreneurs due to disruptions caused by second wave of Covid-19 for two months. The period of April 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021 will be considered as "zero period" for the purposes of interest on payment of renewal fee of licence on delayed period, submission of fresh bank guarantee on account of grant of license and interest or penal interest on payment of installment of External Development Works (EDC), State Infrastructure Development Charges (SIDC) during this period, Letter of Intent, permissions, building plan approval or extension of CLU permission and licences and  renewal of licenses and related compliances. This is in line with the various relief measures granted by the Union Government for various sectors of economy.

The colonizers have been granted relief of interest on the pending dues and for time bound compliances. The colonisers or developers shall pass on the corresponding benefits to their allottees to ensure that the hardships faced by the end-users also get mitigated to that extent.

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