Govt teachers union condemns levying professional Tax
August 21, 2012 11:09 AM
By Harish K Monga
FEROZEPUR : A meeting of Govt. Teachers Union (GTU) was held under the president ship of Rajiv Handa. Speaking to the media, he said that with the anti-employees policies of Punjab Government, the teachers are already mentally disturbed and they are being tortured with the tension of rationalization and stopping of promotions.
The Union leader Jasbir Singh and Sukhjidner Singh said, "Levying of professional tax is another atrocity on all employees".
It is not understood as to when they are filing their income returns, then why this tax is being charged? In case the financial position of the government is not sound, it should reduce the administrative expenses and reduce the fleet of ministers and burden of government charms, the Union leader added.
They further said, "Professional tax is like putting a salt on the wounds and in case the charging of this tax is passed in the Cabinet meeting being held on 28 August, the Union will ‹“gehrao the assembly and organize protests in front of the residence of the ministers ¯.