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Delhi Cabinet recommends Monsoon session of Assy from Sep 13

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New Delhi, Aug 13 (UNI) The Delhi Government today recommended to Delhi Lt Governor Tejender Khanna the summoning of the Monsoon session of the state Legislative Assembly from September 13 to 18.

The recommendation to this effect was made at a Cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.

Addressing reporters after the meeting, the Chief Minister said the Cabinet proposal would be submitted to Lt Governor Tejender Khanna by the Assembly secretariat.

The Cabinet decision follows close on the heels of the Delhi High Court directing the government to call a session of the state assembly by September 2 to table the report of the CAG and PAC on privatisation of the power distribution in Delhi.

The Delhi Cabinet also decided to refer the Indian Stamp (Delhi Amendment) Ordinance, 2007, seeking to reduce stamp duty for registration of properties in Delhi, to the Union Government for its concurrence before its promulgation by the Lt Governor.

Ms Dikshit said the reduction of stamp duty for registration of properties in here in the name of women from six to four per cent and in the name of men from eight to six per cent would come into force after the promulgation of the ordinance to this effect on receipt of concurrence from the Union Government.

The Cabinet has approved a proposal in this regard to facilitate the government to receive funds under the JNNURM which has prescribed an average rate not more than five per cent as a pre requisite for grant by the Centre to the states. The Delhi Government's department of Urban Development, the MCD and the NDMC are in agreement as far as sharing of stamp duty collection is concerned.

In other decisions, the Cabinet also approved commissioning of more automated inspection and certification lanes at Burari for issue of certificate of fitness in respect of transport vehicles which includes all public service vehicles, goods carriages, school buses and private service vehicles.

Ms Dikshit said more automated inspection and certification lanes would be added at the Motor Vehicle Inspection Unit of the Transport department at Burari which has been divided into two sections that is autorickshaws and taxis and other transport vehicles.

She said automated inspection and certification lanes would not only facilitate comprehensive and foolproof inspection for issue of certificate of fitness but also ensure that the certificate is issued only after undertaking the actual inspection.

This would also rule out any possible negligence/favour in the process of certification.

As on April 30, 2007, approximately 2,97,500 transport vehicles have been registered in Delhi of which vehicles running on roads which will be requiring a certificate of fitness annually will be approximately 1,60,000. The validity of the certificate of fitness is prescribed under the Central Motor vehicle Rules 1989. It varies from one to three years depnding on nature of transport evhicles.

UNI

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