Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
Powered by cricketnext logo
»
1-min read

UP Municipal Body Wants Beggars and Sex Workers to Pay Tax, Calls it ‘Caring Charge’

According to the proposal, the ‘Caring Charge’ will range from Rs 500 to Rs 2,000.

Qazi Faraz Ahmad | News18@qazifarazahmad

Updated:December 19, 2018, 7:34 AM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
UP Municipal Body Wants Beggars and Sex Workers to Pay Tax, Calls it ‘Caring Charge’
File photo: Qalam, a beggar, is seen here with his blue umbrella.
Loading...

Lucknow: Fareedpur Nagar Palika Parishad in Bareilly district has made a proposal to seek tax from sex workers and beggars by terming it as ‘Caring Charge’.

According to the proposal, the ‘Caring Charge’ will range from Rs 500 to Rs 2,000.

Head of Fareedpur Nagar Palika Prishad, Poonam Gupta said that the final decision in this regard will be taken only after proper consultation and suggestions from the public.

Meanwhile, the proposal has already drawn flak from social organisations. Chetna Samiti, a social organisation has opposed the new tax and have raised question on the process of passing the proposal of the tax. They also pointed out that, if begging and prostitution is illegal, then how can tax be imposed on it.​

Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
  • 01 d
  • 12 h
  • 38 m
  • 09 s
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results