Briefing about cabinet decisions, Principal Secretary, Cabinet Coordination Department, Brajesh Mehrotra told reporters that 13.5 percent tax would be imposed on sweets priced more than Rs 500 a kg.
    
He said 13.5 percent tax would be taken on salty items like samosa, kachauri and branded namkin among others.

Sale of all kind of UPS would attract 13.5 percent tax, Mehrotra said, adding, similar rate of tax would be imposed on auto parts and battery parts.
    
Sand, cosmetic items, scent and hair oil would also attract 13.5 per cent tax, he added.
    
The Bihar cabinet put its seal of approval on 23 proposals of different departments. Nitish Kumar Cabinet also decided to consider in future on providing Non Professional Allowance to doctors and those in teaching faculty in medical colleges and super speciality hospitals in a bid to ban their private practice.

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