NAKODAR The Punjab authorities has failed to interrupt the deadlock between its income division and postal authorities over the sale of income stamps of the denomination of Rs.1 by way of submit workplaces. Post workplaces throughout Punjab had stopped promoting income stamps since February 2005, demanding their fee to be hiked from 3% to six%. However, the income division refused to simply accept the demand and wrote to the Centre to intervene, however to no avail.
Meanwhile, the state authorities has been promoting the income stamps by way of its treasury workplaces on the sub-divisional stage. It has additionally approved stamp distributors to promote income stamps. But the residents of far-flung and distant villages complain that they’re compelled to spend extra time and cash to purchase these stamps. The stamp distributors, too, are reluctant to promote these stamps as they obtain a small fee. Taking benefit of the persevering with stalemate, some individuals are promoting these stamps on the black market.