ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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KARNATAKA- New Political Alignments of Social Groups

ancient prices. Surely the department is under an obligation to sec that they are true and such jewellery of ancient vintage exists and that wealth tax is collected for every subsequent year. How will this be done? Further, the law itself provides that certain categories of persons will not be eligible to get the benefit of the scheme. Going by the reports of the super efficiency in the acceptance of the declarations one cannot believe all these checks and scrutiny were ever undertaken. There are also reports suggesting that some pending tax cases and dues have been conveniently brought under the scheme making this a mockery. If this is correct the government should refund the excess over 30 per cent collected from law abiding citizens in whose cases assessments are pending. If government can take declarations under the VD1S without question, in all pending cases no further scrutiny or additions should be made.

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