Effective April 1, most provincial user fees will increase by three per cent to bring the cost of government services better in line with the cost of delivery. The fee adjustment is tied to Nova Scotia’s consumer price index increase of 1.2 per cent in 2013 and 1.7 per cent in 2014. The increase will apply to most of the about 1,400 user fees for government-provided services, as well as licensing and regulatory functions by departments. Fees for government service organizations, such as school boards and health authorities, will not be affected. Other fees that will not increase include travel guide advertising, foreign schools and international student fees, and requests for information under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. A few fees will increase by more than three per cent, including provincial cable and island ferry rates, and food safety fees. Some increases will come at a later date because of notification and system requirements. The fee adjustments will increase revenue by $7.7 million for the 2015-16 fiscal year. The last fee increase, 5.8 per cent, was in April 2013. For more information, go to novascotia.ca/finance/ .
New Delhi: The Airport Authority of India (AAI) spent Rs 4 crore in 2018-19 to maintain its 26 non-operational airports, according to an official document. In 2017-18, the AAI had spent Rs 2.66 crore to maintain these 26 airports, the document stated. The AAI owns and manages around 100 operational airports across the country. However, it also has 26 non-operational airports with it that have no flight operations currently. Some of these 26 airports are in the following places: Donakonda in Andhra Pradesh; Daparizo in Arunachal Pradesh; Rupsi and Shella in Assam; Jogbani, Muzaffarpur, Raxaul in Bihar; Deesa in Gujarat; Chakulia and Deogarh in Jharkhand; Panna, Satna and Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in Sep As per the document, the remaining of these 26 airports are in the following places: Aizwal in Mizoram; Nadirgul and Warangal in Telangana; Vellore and Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu; Kailashahar, Kamalpur and Khowai in Tripura; Bareilly and Lalitpur in Uttar Pradesh; Asansol, Balurghat and Malda in West Bengal. In 2018-19, Rs 85 lakhs was spent by the AAI to maintain the non-operational airport at Vellore in Tamil Nadu, as per the document. On the non-operational airports of Warangal in Telangana and Kailashahar in Tripura, the AAI spent Rs 56 lakhs and Rs 48 lakhs in 2018-19, respectively, as per the document. The AAI spent Rs 35 lakhs and Rs 28 lakhs on the non-operational airports that are situated in Rupsi in Assam and Jogbani in Bihar, respectively, according to the document.