Punjab govt approves amendments in mariage palace policy
The Punjab Government has approved certain amendments in the Marriage Palace Regularisation Policy announced a few days ago for regularisation of existing Marriage Palaces and for setting up of new Marriage Palaces in the state, keeping in view the problems being faced by the owners of marriage palaces.
An official spokesman said the last date for submission of applications for regularisation, which was earlier fixed as December 20, had been now extended to December 31.
He said that as per this policy, 50 per cent of the total charges of regularisation were to be paid at the time of approval which had now been reduced to 25 per cent. The Marriage Palace Owners felt that the time for submission of applications was too short and the first installment of 50 per cent charges was too high, he added. The spokesman said that Marriage Palace Owners had brought this problem to the notice of Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal. Keeping in view these hardships, the Punjab Government had amended the Marriage Palace policy.
The date for granting approval had been extended to January 15.
He said that the first installment to be paid at the time of approval had been fixed as 25 per cent of the total charges instead of 50 per cent as fixed earlier.
Another relaxation in the new policy was that the condition of minimum area for existing Marriage Palaces on the link roads had also been relaxed.