August 06, 2009

Municipal Corporation Jalandhar's Emloyees Want Octroi ( Chungi ) Back

Octroi is a feudal remnant. It worked when there were numerous principalities. Studies have found that there is colossal loss of time when trucks etc have to stop for Octroi and Rahdari ( passage). Also,Octroi is a very corruption prone levy.

It seems that Municipal workers are missing out on some thing very lucrative. That is why they want Octroi back. That too not on Contractor ship basis but departmental basis where these Municipal workers would be calling all the shots.. The municipal workers do not find attractive other means of revenue like Property Tax or a share in VAT.

Vested interests can find merit even in feudal systems .

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