Belagavi: The government on Friday tabled the Karnataka Molasses Regulation Bill, 2014, in the Assembly, seeking to regulate production, supply and distribution of molasses.
The government has sought to enact a new legislation in the wake of the Centre’s recent decision to rescind the Molasses Control Order, under the Industries (Development and Regulation) Act, 1951.
Currently, there is no law to regulate production, supply and distribution of molasses. Law Minister T B Jayachandra tabled the bill. The bill also makes provisions for grading, preventing adulteration, disposal and grant of licence for possession of molasses.
It empowers the government to fix the fee for granting transport permit and frame rules on the manner of sale and supply of molasses by the occupiers of sugar factories.
The government also tabled the Karnataka Education (Amendment) Bill, 2014, seeking to empower itself not to extend the additional increment to employees working in aided educational institutions, as has been done in case of employees of the state-run schools.
Through the bill, the government has sought to replace an ordinance promulgated recently. The government has taken the decision not to give additional increment as it has not prescribed service examinations or Kannada language examination to the employees of the aided institutions, the bill stated.
The Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (Amendment) Bill, 2014, was tabled, seeking to empower the government to nominate a member like scientist, progressive livestock farmer, progressive fisherman and representative of the industry to the Board of Management.
An amendment has been sought for the Karnataka Value Added Tax (second amendment) Bill, 2014, to make a provision for reimbursement of VAT on personal purchases made by diplomats and consulate officers of the embassies and consulates of other countries.