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Postby pran80 » Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:27 am

Dear IFGians,

Not sure if this was posted earlier. Now i know where my 500 Rs have gone.

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/Way+ ... 92102.html

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Re: Way off target

Postby nagarifle » Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:57 am

not to worry, take a week of and got the club :) as its been paid for.
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Re: Way off target

Postby goodboy_mentor » Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:20 pm

What an "improvement" after independence!
The Rifle Club donation practice dates back to the British period when every district had a District Rifle Association (DRA), popularly called the Rifle Club, which was established to provide basic infrastructure to arms license holders for learning how to handle weapons. The DRAs were also supposed to promote the sport of shooting in the public. The British collectors took less than a rupee as DRA fee for creating a corpus fund to ensure proper infrastructure, ammunition and a firing range. Post Independence, the fee of the Rifle Club was enhanced and it was made mandatory. From time to time the fee was raised arbitrarily and district magistrates stopped giving receipts for these donations. "I have paid Rs 2,000 as Rifle Club fee, but the clerk in the collector's office refused to give me a receipt," says Nagendra Singh, a licence holder in Lucknow. The fee ranges between Rs 300 and Rs 5,000 from district to district. And in Bundelkhand, where a firearm is a status symbol, people are ready to shell out any amount to obtain a licence. What is most shocking in this scandalous saga is that the money has not been spent for the purpose it was collected for. Of the state's 71 districts, only one has a shooting range. There are more than three lakh licensees in Uttar Pradesh, but none has been trained by the DRAs nor has anyone been provided cartridges at subsidised rates.
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Re: Way off target

Postby pran80 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:31 am

This article talks about U.P State only. Does anyone knows what is the situation in other states? On my next trip to Allahabad i will try to get some more information on this PIL.
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Re: Way off target

Postby goodboy_mentor » Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:55 pm

The situation is almost the same in other States. There are many rifle associations that practically exist only on papers. You can probably understand the kind of "public interest" they serve by staying only on papers. If you read this you will get an idea viewtopic.php?f=1&t=10672
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Re: Way off target

Postby nagarifle » Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:26 pm

we in the land of the nagas are free from just imperial taxes :|
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Re: Way off target

Postby dr.jayakumar » Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:30 pm

you didn't see what is charged for membership down south.
but there is a decent rifle range and can practice every sunday.
i heard that you don't need to have a range to have a rifle club.
maybe it is not feesable to run a range.
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