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Drastic Amendment in Punjab Agricultural Produce Market General Rules, 1962 by Virtue of notification dated 31.10.2013

Government need funds for various purposes like maintenance of law and order, health services, education etc. and for this obtains funds from various sources and out of which Mandi board also plays vital role, Which deals with levy of fees on agriculture produce but now Punjab Government has inserted new rule after rule 30-A i.e. 30AA which specifically deals with sale or purchase of any agriculture produce brought into the state of Punjab from outside. Any agriculture produce, which is notified by the state government, by notification in the official gazette, from time to time, when brought into the state of Punjab/ from outside the state, shall be deemed to have been purchased or sold in the notified market area , where it has been bought. It is worth while to mention here that no exemption shall be given to such produce, from the payment of market fee under rules 29,30,&30-C or any other rule, and the dealer who has brought such purchase in any notified market area of the state of Punjab shall be liable to pay due market fee, under the rules. Which clearly reflects that by virtue of this notification the price of agricultural produce will increase which will ultimately effect the general public at large. Moreover in lieu of this fees no additional benefits was granted, why so reasons best known to the department of agriculture.

Copy of notification is reproduced:

      PUNJAB GOVT. GAZ. NOVEMBER 15,2013  ,    1269

                       (KRTK 24,1935 SAKA)

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    PART III

                                       GOVERNMENT OF PUNJAB

                                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

                                              (MANDI BRANCH)

                                          The 31st October 2013                                   

No. G.S.R. 57/P.A.23/1961/S.43/Amd.(73)/2013,- In exercise of the power conferred by section 43 of the Punjab Agricultural Produce Markets Act, 1961 ( Punjab Act No. 23 of 1961) and all other powers enabling him in his behalf, the Governor of Punjab is pleased to make the following rules further to amend the Punjab Agricultural Produce markets (General) rules, 1962 namely:-

RULES

(1)   These rules may be called the Punjab Agricultural Produce Markets (General) (Third Amendment) Rules, 2013.

(2)   They shall come into force at once.

2. In  The Punjab Agricultural Produce Markets (General) Rules,1962 (hereinafter referred to as said rules), in rules 17,in sub rule (1), for the words “five thousand rupees and also furnishes a bank guarantee of rupees Ten thousands or an amount equal to two percent of the annual turnover of the previous year which ever is more,” the words “twenty thousand rupees, or an amount equal to two percent of annual turnover subject to maximum of rupees five lac, whichever is more”

3. In the said rules, after rule 30-A the following rule shall be inserted, namely:-

“30-AA. sale or purchase of any agriculture produce brought into the state of Punjab from outside. Any agriculture produce, which is notified by the state government, by notification in the official gazette, from time to time, when brought into the state of Punjab/ from outside the state, shall be deemed to have been purchased or sold in the notified market area , where it has been bought. No exemption shall be given to such produce, from the payment of market fee under rules 29,30,&30-C or any other rule, and the dealer who has brought such purchase in any notified market area of the state of Punjab shall be liable to pay due market fee, under the rules.

                                                                   SURESH KUMAR,

                                                      Financial Commissioner Development and

                                                    Principal Secretary to Government of Punjab,

                                                                 Department of Agriculture.

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