Briefing media persons after the meeting, additional chief secretary Amir Subhani said the cabinet approved the government’s proposal to fix the registration cost of the family landed property at Rs100 to facilitate the legal partition of land among its claimants.
Subhani said the fee comprises registration cost of Rs50 and stamp duty of Rs50. Earlier, the registration charge used to be 5% of the cost of land — 2% registration fee and 3% as stamp duty.
“The earlier rate was very high due to which the people concerned did not go for registration of the partitioned landed property of the family or delayed it for long,” Subhani said.
“Further, the persons concerned used to sell more land than their share or less land than the due, which resulted in court disputes and even physical violence. Now, people will welcome the new measure of the government,” Subhani said, adding it would not adversely impact the tax returns as more people would opt for registration of their land.
In another major decision, the cabinet cleared the government’s proposal to ban the manufacture, sale and use of plastic carry bags in rural areas, cabinet secretariat department principal secretary Sanjay Kumar said.
He said those found violating the ban order would invite maximum imprisonment up to five years and a fine up to Rs1 lakh. The order would be effective 60 days after the gazette notification, which will be done within a week.