Chandigarh, Jan 29 (PTI) The Punjab government on Tuesday doubled the registration fee of documents related to sale deeds. Also Read - Vinayak Chaturthi 2021: Know The date, Time For Ganesh Chaturthi Puja

The decision to increase the registration fee of various documents related to sale deeds was taken at a meeting of the state cabinet presided by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, an official spokesman said. Also Read - Forget Telegram, Signal: ISIS Terrorists in India, Abroad Using Much More Secure Messenger 'Threema'

The fee for all registrable documents except leases has been increased from Rs 200 to Rs 400, while the fee for registration of power of attorney has been hiked from Rs 2,000 to Rs 4,000, he said. Also Read - India Set to Rollout World’s Biggest Vaccination Drive Today, 3 Lakh Health Workers to Get Shots on Day 1

He said that the registration fees of all sale deeds except leases of immovable property has been doubled.

The Cabinet also passed a proposal of the Local Government Department for release of funds to the tune of Rs 298.75 crore to Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) for infrastructure development under the Urban Environment Improvement Programme (UEIP).

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