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Odisha government framed a policy decision in exempting the railways premium cess

Bhubaneswar:3/8/17:  Odisha government framed a policy decision in exempting the railways premium cess and incidental charges towards construction of over-bridges in rivers and water-bodies. A decision in this regard was approved by the cabinet in extending the cess relief to the railways for over-bridge projects. “Grant of permission for use of rivers, canals, nullahs, roads for construction of over-bridges by the railways would be free of premium and would be free of incidental charges”, according to the cabinet decision. However the premium waiving would be subject to payment of capitalized value of land revenue. At present there is no policy decision of the state government to realize or not to realize any amount from the railways towards grant of permission for over bridge construction. In the absence of policy and clear-cut guideline, the field level revenue authorities are charging revenue, capitalized value of revenue land, incidental charges while processing such proposals. However such permissive use is different from lease in the sense that no right or title over the land is given to them

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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