Bihar Cabinet nod for token amount to register divided properties

Patna, Dec 4: The Bihar cabinet Tuesday gave its nod for charging a token fee of Rs 100 for registering ancestral properties after division, an official said.

The cabinet also decided to ban the use all types of plastic carry bags, irrespective of their size and thickness, in all gram panchayats of the state.

"The cabinet today gave its nod to Prohibition, Excise and Registration Department's proposal to charge a token amount of Rs 100 for getting the ancestral properties registered after division," Subhani said.

The nominal fee of Rs 100 consists of Rs 50 each for registration and Rs 50 for stamp fee.

Currently, 5 per cent of the total value of the properties are required to register divided properties, Additional Chief Secretary Amir Subhani told reporters here.

It is a welfare measure which help in reducing the number of cases arising out of the land disputes among legitimate shareholders, and also lessen the incidents of violence arising out of land disputes, he said.

Now it would be easier for anyone to get registered his/her share of property after the division of ancestral properties, he said.

In another important decision, the cabinet gave its nod for banning the use of plastic carry bags, irrespective of their size and thickness, in all gram panchayats of the state.

The production, import, storage, transport, sale and use plastic carry bags will be banned after 60 days from the date of gazette notification, Cabinet Secretariat Department's Principal Secretary Sanjay Kumar said while briefing the reporters on the issue.

All traders and manufacturers of plastic carry bags and shop-owners, vendors, vegetable sellers will have to dispose of their plastic carry bags within 60 days, failing which violators - common users or businessmen - will be penalised, he said.

It may be noted the state cabinet had on October 9 given similar nod to ban the use of plastic carry bags in all the municipal corporations, municipal councils and Nagar Panchayats of the state.

The ban in urban areas is likely to come into effect from December 14, official sources said.

The Patna high court had on October 1 directed the state government to completely ban plastic bags in urban areas of Bihar from October 25 and in rural areas from November 25 this year.

A total of 21 decisions were taken on Tuesday's cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

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