Shillong: The Meghalaya Cabinet on Wednesday extended the deadline for filing of returns and clearing of taxes by dealers of petroleum products till May 15.
While addressing the media, deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong said that the Cabinet had taken the decision following the request by the dealers to extend the deadline in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tynsong added that March 31, 2020 was the due date to file their returns but it will now be May 15 due to the crisis.
Meanwhile, concerning unregistered labourers in the state, the Cabinet approved the proposal for extension of financial assistance to 1,84,184 families who will be entitled to an amount of Rs 700 per week, from March 23 till April 14, 2020.
Tynsong said, “We will be providing financial assistance to these unregistered labourers who are not benefiting from any of the schemes of the government. The government will pay Rs 700 per week starting from March 23 till April 14.”
As per the break up, the total number of unregistered labourers in the 11 districts of the state are 6,315 in East Garo Hills, 94,177 in East Khasi Hills, 25,547 in West Jaintia Hills, 10,489 in Ri-Bhoi, 3,185 in South Garo Hills, 7,562 in West Garo Hills, 9,475 in West Khasi Hills, 7,546 in North Garo Hills, 11,350 in East Jaintia Hills, 4,640 in South West Khasi Hills and 2,061 in South West Garo Hills.
Earlier, under the Chief Minister’s Relief Against Wage Loss scheme, financial assistance of Rs 700 per week was given. The government had received a total number of 2,33,193 applications for the financial assistance.