GOA: Chief minister Pramod Sawant agreed to amend the Goa, Daman and Diu Motor Vehicles Tax Act, 1974 to waive off penalties on the annual road tax for passenger vehicles, and reimburse any vehicle owners if they have paid penalties while paying the road tax, said waste management minister Michael Lobo.
Lobo had demanded with Sawant to amend the law so that no fines should be imposed on taxi owners and public transport owners when they pay road tax, and said that anyone who has paid the penalty should be reimbursed. “The chief minister has agreed to bring an amendment and to reimburse the fines,” he said.
He also said that a circular was issued by the Union government stating that there was no need to pay the registration fee and road tax in view of the lockdown. “Our demand to the chief minister is that, as soon as possible they should refund the fines imposed on public transport owners and for those who have not paid this penalty, the department should not make them pay any fines,” Lobo said.
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