To ensure a smooth passage for the Commonwealth Games, the Delhi Cabinet on Monday decided to exempt grant exemption from luxury tax for a period of one month to hotel accommodation booked by the Organising Committee for delegates and technical experts.

Informing the media about the decision, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said the Cabinet has decided to grant exemption on the tax from September 16 to October 16, 2010.

For availing itself of the same, the Organising Committee will have to provide a detailed list of the names and designations of delegates and technical experts, the details of their rooms and hotels, along with the period of their stay and tariff paid in the hotel.

This exemption would apply to hotel accommodation booked by the Organising Committee Commonwealth Games-2010 Delhi for the delegates from the Commonwealth Games Federation, member countries of the Commonwealth Games associations, technical experts of international sports federations and broadcasting and media right holders for the Games.

Ms. Dikshit said the decision has been taken as per the “Host City Contract’’ which stated that the host city will use all reasonable endeavours to minimise the imposition of taxes on the import of supply and equipment required by the Commonwealth Games Federation, Commonwealth Games associations and accredited representatives. She said the taxes here mean all taxes, duties and imports of the host country, the host State and host city.

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