The Eknath Shinde-led authorities in Maharashtra has determined to scrap an outdated regulation tied to casinos, the Maharashtra Casinos (Management and Tax) Act, 1976, which has by no means been enforced within the State. The Act aimed to manage and regulate casinos, impose taxes on on line casino betting, and supply oversight.
The choice was taken in a cupboard assembly chaired by Chief Minister Shinde on Friday. Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who holds the Residence portfolio within the Shinde administration, has constantly opposed the institution of casinos. Regardless of a number of authorized petitions citing the aforementioned Act to help on line casino institution, Mr. Fadnavis remained resolute in his opposition, even throughout his tenure as Chief Minister in 2016 and earlier this yr in January.
In the course of the assembly, the Cupboard additionally determined to offer ration below the ‘Anand Shidha’ scheme for Ganpati and Diwali festivities to each above poverty line and orange card holders throughout 14 districts which have witnessed farmer suicides. These districts are in Amravati and Aurangabad areas and embrace Wardha in Vidarbha’s Nagpur area. The ‘Anand Shidha’ scheme, will distribute one kilogram of rava (semolina), chana dal (cut up chickpea), and sugar together with one litre of edible oil to 1.66 crore beneficiaries on September 19 for Ganapati and on November 12 for Diwali.
Additional, the Shinde authorities additionally accepted the redevelopment of the Mumbai Press Membership and waived redevelopment premium.