Emphasize on the need to defer Vehicle Registration Tax
Srinagar, 3 June: Union Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office (PMO),Dr Jatindra Singh (also In-charge for north eastern region), on Wednesday emphasized on the Government of Jammu and Kashmir to defer the reopening of Schools for some more time also stressed to defer charging of Vehicle Registration Tax, in view of Coronavirus lockdown.
According to news agency — CNS, Dr Jitendra Singh in his tweet on Wednesday said “Have spoken to #JammuAndKashmir UT Government and suggested that decisions regarding 1) Vehicle Registeration Tax and 2) Reopening of schools may be deferred.”
Pertinently, the Union Minister’s tweet came after UT Administration on Monday, in an order had hinted to reopen the educational institutions in J&K from mid June, which remain closed for last three months, since a countrywide lockdown was announced by the Prime Minister Narender Modi, in view of global COVID-19 Pandemic.
Pertinently, the government’s decision to reopen the educational institution across J&K was also opposed and questioned by several parent and school associations, citing concerns over the safety of the students and their teachers in view of Covid-19, fearing that the move can prove risky for spread of infection in schools.
Parents had also filed online petitions against the move.
Meanwhile, another order was issued by Commissioner Secretary to Government, Transport Department, saying that all motor vehicles registered prior to August 2019 will be charged a fixed road /token tax in quarterly, half yearly and annual instalments.
Dr. Jatinder Singh also stressed over the need of deferring the charging of the above said vehicle tax for the time being, in view of the Covid-19 related lockdown, which has left people workless for last more than two months now.