Rajasthan PCB issues Office Order stating no assessment and collection of water cess effective 1st July, 2017

In view of the abolishment of the water cess levied under the provision of Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977 by the Government of India, the Rajasthan Pollution Control Board (‘Board’) by way of an office order dated 3rd August, 2017 has abolished the assessment and collection of water cess effective 1st July, 2017.

In this regard, the Board has clarified that the Regional Officers (‘Officers’) have to collect the water cess for the period up to 30th June, 2017. The Officers have been directed by the Board to verify the returns of the water cess and to ensure that all prior collection of cess pertaining to the said period has been cleared.

Source: Rajasthan Pollution Control Board

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