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Assam Govt Reduces Excise Duty on Country Liquor, Licence Fee

Tackling Smuggling Transit Pass system will be introduced to stop the smuggling of liquor Retail sales limit for IMFL and Country Liquor has been increased.

Assam Govt Reduces Excise Duty on Country Liquor, Licence Fee

Sentinel Digital Desk

GUWAHATI: In the weekly Assam Cabinet meeting held under the leadership of Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, the government took several key decisions regarding Mission Basundhara, amendment of excise rules, Adarsh Vidyalayas, state civilian awards, ex gratia for martyrs, seed certification relaxation, employment in Agriculture department, APDCL project, among others.

Further, Electronic devices to be installed to minimise leakage of Govt revenue at manufacturing and distilling levels Tackling Smuggling Transit Pass system will be introduced to stop the smuggling of liquor Retail sale limit for IMFL and Country Liquor increased from 9 bulk litre (BL) to 18 BL and that of rectified/

Checking Sulai

• License fee and excise duty of Country Spirit relaxed in order to discourage consumption of Sulai

• Application fee, license fee and security deposit for Country Spirit reduced by half

• Excise duty on Country Spirit lowered from 70% to 60% of assessed value.

Go ahead to Mission Basundhara

Nine services under Mission Basundhara Portal

Mutation by right of inheritance

Mutation after deed registration

Partition for undisputed cases

AP to PP conversion

Reclassification of land

Striking names of persons who are no longer in possession

Allotment certificates to PP

Legacy Data updation

Mobile number update of pattadar

(Estimated total cost – Rs 20984 crore)

Rule 126 (levying mutation fees) and 174 (levying mutation fees) under ALRR 1886 to be relaxed during the implementation of Mission.

No premium for annual patta (AP) to periodic patta (PP) in rural areas.

New legislation to be brought in next Assembly session for assured land parcels.

Survey architecture to be totally revamped.

All Circles to have Assistant Director Survey and Survey teams.

2,500 Mandal posts to be created and vacant posts to be filled expeditiously.

Lokapriya Award

Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi Award for National Integration and National Contribution to be given by Hon'ble Vice President of India during his proposed visit to Assam on October 3, 2021.

Prize amount of the biennial award increased from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 5 lakh.

Award Nomenclature

Names of highest state civilian awards to be changed as follows:

Assam Ratna to Asom Baibhav

Assam Vibhushan to Asom Saurav

Assam Bhusan and Assam Shree to Asom Gaurav

Adarsh Vidyalaya

Adarsh Vidyalaya Sangathan to be created under the chairmanship of Chief Minister with Minister of Education as its vice-chairman.

21 Adarsh Vidyalayas to be added to the current 25 and more schools to be brought under Sangathan's ambit in the coming years.

One Adarsh Vidyalaya to be established in each assembly constituency.

Manpower Boost in Agriculture.

Ex Gratia for Martyrs

Extension of ex gratia from Rs 20 lakh to Rs 50 lakh to the next of kin of Army/CAPF personnel martyred in the line of duty during counter-insurgency operation, anti-left wing extremism operation, disaster management, fight against State's enemy, etc., within and outside Assam.

Under similar circumstances, the same assistance of Rs 50 lakh is to be extended in the case of police personnel, Home Guards and VDP volunteers.

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