Rajasthan already has a cow ministry. Now it has a cow cess.


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Rajasthan announces cow cess, 10% surcharge on stamp duty for cow protection

Rajasthan government has imposed a 10% cow cess as surcharge on stamp duty for protection and propagation of cows in the state. The surcharge will be applicable on non-judicial instruments. The cess will have a bearing on costs of making documents like property sale or lease deeds, rent agreements, mortgage et al.
The Rajasthan government’s finance department released an order for the cow cess on March 31.
“In exercise of the powers conferred of the Rajasthan Stamp Act, 1998 and in supersession of this department’s notification, state government hereby orders surcharge at the rate of 10 per cent on stamp duty payable on all instruments for the purposes of conservation and propagation of cow and its progeny,” states the order.