Delhi govt to lift ban on lotteries partially

ue Jun 15 1999 IST

NEW DELHI, JUNE 14: With the Supreme Court banning single-digit lotteries, the Delhi Government has decided to resume sale of two-and three-digit lotteries in the Capital.

The controversial move to lift the ban is expected to bring in an additional revenue of Rs 40 crore even with a minimum sales tax of two per cent on lotteries. Before the ban, there was a steep 20 per cent sales tax on lotteries which mostly went unrecovered.

According to Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, there is no move to appeal for a stay on the ban on the single-digit lottery. The single-digit lottery was banned by the Government and later by the Supreme Court.