Tax-Free For Shops Having No Fire License


Kolkata: Fire and emergency services minister Sovan Chatterjee announced on Thursday that all shops having no fire license would still be relieved from tax for a year.

The shops having no fire license would be exempted from taxes for one year. But some extra expenditures will have to be incurred to enjoy this benefit.

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This has already raised doubts and several questions in several spheres. In the last 5 years, big fire mishaps took place in West Bengal itself. Question arises as to how much fruitful would be such a decision when several fire breakouts point fingers at poor fire extinguishing infrastructures.