Property tax waiver for ex-servicemen, widows: Maharashtra combines urban and rural dept schemes

By: Express News Service | Mumbai |

October 30, 2020 2:25:20 am

Udhhav Thackeray (File)

The Maharashtra Cabinet on Thursday decided to name the residential property tax waiver scheme for former servicemen and their widows permanently residing in Maharashtra, as ‘Balasaheb Thackeray Ex-Servicemen Sanman Yojana’, by combining the schemes of the rural and urban development departments.

Officials said the Urban Development Department has made a provision for exemption of property tax for shaurya medal holders from defence forces and widows of ex-servicemen. Similarly, the Rural Development Department has also made a provision for tax exemption for widows of ex-servicemen in rural areas for a single residential building. “But there was no provision for property tax exemption for all soldiers in urban and rural areas. So, the schemes of the two departments have been combined and named Balasaheb Thackeray Ex-Servicemen Sanman Yojana,” said an official, adding that it will provide an exemption from property tax to ex-servicemen in urban and rural areas.

In another decision, the state cabinet has extended the deadline to provide Shiv Bhojan meals at Rs 5 till March 31, 2021. In wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the state government had reduced the cost of a plate from Rs 10 to Rs 5 on March 30 to…

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