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NGOs announce office picketing on July 19, 20

By Our Reporter

 SHILLONG: Seeing no chance of the State Government paying any heed to their demand for a review of the revised vehicular taxes, the various pressure groups have called office picketing in Khasi-Jaintia Hills on July 19 and 20.

“We have no other option but to agitate as Government has not responded to our demands positively,” KSU genral secretary Hamlet Dohling said after a meeting of KSU, JSU and East Khasi Local Taxi Welfare Association (EKHLTWA) here on Thursday.

The two-day office picketing in East Khasi Hills, West Khasi Hills, Jaintia Hills and Ri Bhoi districts was called as the “deadline” set by the three NGOs for a review (NJMCDirect By NJ Courts to pay online tickets) of the new tax rates ended on Wednesday.

The State Government on Tuesday justified the tax hike saying the vehicular tax rates in neighbouring states like Assam, fixed way back in 2005, are even higher.

Meanwhile, the EKHLTWA has decided that no local taxi would be allowed to carry any Government employee during the two-day office picketing.

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