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Old 10th July 2007, 09:09   #1
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Default Govt mulls Rs 500/year fee on every colour TV

Govt mulls Rs 500/year fee on every colour TV-India-The Times of India

Nice way to encourage black marketing. Now TV manufacturers will try and not declare the # of TV's sold or dealers will start selling in cash only.

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What for ? for watching doordarshan ???
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Another loot in the pipeline. ( after VAT)
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What for ? for watching doordarshan ???
Nope. To pay salaries for Doordarshan staff.
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I got really angry on reading about this in today's newspaper.
Seems they are doing this to bail out Prasar Bharathi from losses, and pay salaries to their staff.

To add to the agony, did anyone see the report about mediclaim premiums also going up?

Making life miserable for the common man.
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Making life miserable for the common man.
Exactly. Unfortunately common man has no other way. ( other than showing frustration on keyboard to type in to this forum)
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chanapli, i believe thats the only way i manage some levels of sanity.
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What if i say i do not have a television at home , are they going to get a search warrant to prove me wrong ?
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This system is in practice is in the UK. There if you need to own and watch TV you should take the TV license. And it is applicable if you intend to use any TV broadcast receiving equipment to watch TV even if it is a TV enabled cellphone. The licensing costs come around 100 quids per year for a colour TV.
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And here, i pay to make up for losses all because some wise guy somewhere would be siphoning off money to get rich?
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Not enforceable without a search warrant.
I think this would be replaced by a "doordarshan tax" on every color TV. So apart from 12.5% VAT you would pay 10% lumpsum tax.
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This system is in practice is in the UK.
...and and I was told they have a mobile unit to find out is there any house/apartment uses TV ( when TV is switch on) who has not paid fees.
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Friggin ridiculous! Can our Govt. simply burden us with anything and everything? As it is we pay taxes through our noses for every single thing - driving, buy a car/bike, fuel, tax on tax, entertainment tax, blah blah blah....and now they want to slap a tax on owning a colour TV!! What gives them the right to rape the common man like this!
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The reason i guess is because DD is not getting enough money these days from advtsng. Nobody bothers to watch DD these days and thus they are losing out on advtsmnt $$.

DD is aired for free anyone can watch the DD programs without even paying anything. When you pay your cable operator your monthly due you are indirectly paying for most of the channels you watch.

In the UK the amount you pay makes upto 75% of the revenue for BBC. And for the rest of the channels you watch you have to pay through the operator.
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With the 1000 crore scams these ministers are used to, the budgets need to have some money to pay the rest of the employees na
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