State Cabinet of Madhya Pradesh on 5 July 2016 gave its nod to Madhya Pradesh Tax on Entry of Goods in Local Areas Amendment Bill, 2016. The Bill seeks to levy 6 percent entry tax on goods brought to local areas for consumption after purchase under e-commerce.
The step has taken in the wake of losses to the state exchequer due to the online shopping.
Some other cabinet decisions include
• It made toilet in home mandatory for contesting the panchayat elections. Now those not having toilets in their house cannot contest panchayat elections. There are four lakh panch-sarpanchs in the state.
• It extended special recruitment drive being conducted for filling backlog/carry forward vacancies of SCs, STs, OBCs and disabled persons. Its deadline has been extended for one year from 30 June 2016.
• It authorized Finance Minister to hear problems of daily wagers and work charged employees in the state. After getting apprised of their problems, the Finance Minister would inform the Chief Minister.
• The cabinet sanctioned amended self-finance pension scheme sixth pay scale in accordance with terms and conditions of 1 April 2014 in Rajmata Scindia Agriculture University, Gwalior.
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When: 5 July 2016