Weekly Lottery Scheme

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GOVERENMENT OF PUNJAB
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE
(DIRECTORATE OF LOTTERIES)
PUNJAB STATE WEEKELY LOTTERT SCHEME -2013 (MRP Rs. 20/-)

No..........                 Dated, Chd. the_______2013

1. The scheme will have Two Lakh lottery tickets in all with five series i.e 10 to 14 with numbering from 10000 to 49999 each.
2. The face value of the ticket will be Rs 20/-.( Rupees twenty only).
3. Detail of Prizes for Winners and Promoter Prizes for Agents, Sub-agents and Sellers is as under:-

Rank Of Prizes

No. Of Prizes

Prize Amt. for winners

Promoter Prizes

Prize Amt.

Total Amt.

For Sellers

Prize

Total amt.

1st

1

500000

500000

25000

25000

2nd

2

100000

200000

2500

5000

3rd

2

50000

100000

1000

2000

4th

5

10000

50000

500

2500

5th

10

5000

50000

100

1000

6th

20

2000

40000

0

0

7th

2000

100

200000

0

0

8th

20000

40

800000

0

0

TOTAL

22040

 

1940000

 

35500

(* first , second , third and fourth prizes of the schemes will be out of the sold tickets only)

Notes:-

a. Commission of Rs.3.50 (Rs. Three and fifty Paisa Only) per ticket will be given to the agent on the ticket sold. Sales Tax / VAT or any other tax levied by the Punjab Government on Punjab State Lotteries in the State of Punjab will be paid by the Directorate of Punjab State Lotteries. However service tax on lotteries will be borne by the selling agent.

Any commission due shall be paid to the distributor(s) or selling agents out of the money so deposited in the Public Ledger Account or in the Consolidated Fund of the State other depositing 100% payment of the sale proceeds through Bank draft. TDS etc. will be deducted at source while making payment of commission etc.
b. There will be no promoter coupon. The seller claim will be paid on the basis of Agents/Sub Agents’ invoice.-

4. METHOD OF DRAW

The method of draw for this lottery scheme will be as under:-

1st Prize

1

5,00,000-

 

One number of five digits will be drawn. If these numbers falls from un-sold ticket, the machine will be re-operated till the prizes is drawn from sold tickets.

2nd

2

1,00,000-

Two numbers of five digits will be drawn with series . If numbers fall from un-sold ticket, the machine will be re-operated till the prizes are drawn from sold tickets.

3rd

2

50,000-

Two numbers of five digits will be drawn with series . If numbers fall from un-sold ticket, the machine will be re-operated till the prizes are drawn from sold tickets.

4th

5

10,000-

Five numbers of five digits will be drawn with series. One number from each series. If numbers fall from un-sold ticket, the machine will be re-operated till the prizes are drawn from sold tickets.

5th

10

5,000-

Two numbers* of five digits will be drawn without series.(Common to all five Series)

6th

20

2,000-

One last four digit number will be drawn without series. (Common to all five Series)

7th

2000

100-

One hundred numbers of last four digits will be drawn.(Common to all five Series)

8th

20000

40-

One Thousand number of last four will be drawn.(Common to Both Series)

* In each prize individually no number will be drawn repeatedly.

DATE, TIME AND VENUE OF THE DRAW:
The draw will be held once in a week on every Wednesday at Ludhiana. In exceptional circumstance with the prior approval of the Government the said date/day of draw and venue can be changed. The Director Lotteries will decide the time/date /day and venue of the draw.

5. Procedure for issuance of tickets/return of tickets etc.
1) i) Any Distributor(s)/Selling Agent(s) for this Lottery scheme will be appointed subject to the condition that they will have to ensure sale of at least 1,50,000 (One lakh fifty thousand only ) tickets in the first instance, in case there is a single Agent, in case there are two agents the limit of minimum tickets for each agent will be 75,000( Seventy five thousand) tickets in first instance and in case there are more than two agents the minimum limit of lifting the ticket in first instance will be 50,000 (fifty thousand) tickets for each agent. This department may also appoint more Agents , who will be able to sell minimum tickets fixed by Department. Agreement will be executed by the department with the Distributor/Selling Agent and the department will obtain from the agents an agreement signing fee of Rs 1 lac (Rupees One lacs) in the shape of D.D. in favour of Director, Punjab State Lotteries payable at Chandigarh, which will be adjusted at the time of lifting of tickets by them and in case the agent fails to lift tickets, this amount of Rs. 1 lac will be forfeited. However, considering the market situation and in the best interest of the state and to increase the sale of tickets, the Director Lotteries can, if deemed appropriate, may increase or decrease this minimum limit of tickets. In order to promote the sale of tickets and in Public Interest, the Department can work out distribution and sale of tickets directly or through District Small Saving Officer, District Small Saving agents or Post Offices in Punjab or any other Department, Semi Government, Corporation or Board etc., by offering different rate of commission /promoter coupons and specifying different minimum limits (if any) for lifting of tickets, to be decided by the Director Lotteries, instead of fixed limit tickets in this scheme. The delivery of tickets will be given at Ludhiana. The expenditure on sending tickets by post/courier service if demanded by anyone will have to be borne by the concerned agent. In order to make Punjab State Lotteries more popular in other States, the department will explore the possibility of sale of tickets in other States and in that case, Sales Tax/Vat etc. will be paid by the department or reimbursed by the department to the Distributor(s)/Selling Agent(s), however the service tax on lotteries or any other tax on lotteries imposed by the central Government from time to time will be borne by the Distributor(s)/Selling Agent(s). Minimum number of tickets to be sold in other States will be decided by Director Punjab State Lotteries and further the Director Lotteries, at his own level will do the appointment of Agent for sale of tickets in other States.

ii) The Distributor/Selling Agents shall get delivery of tickets by making payment of 100% of the face value in cash/Bank Drafts; Or The distributor/selling agents shall get delivery of tickets on following payment terms: - a. Payment of at least 25% of the face value as Cash /Bank Drafts; and b. 75% by furnishing security in the shape of Bank Guarantee / FDR etc. mortgaged/ pledged in favour of the Director, Punjab State Lotteries, Chandigarh. Validity of the bank Guarantee / FDRs should be for sufficient period or till the date of draw. However the balance payment of 75% of face value of tickets sold subject to minimum specified limit as on the date of draw, if any, has to be paid on or before the date of draw itself through Demand Draft failing which the agent shall be charged interest @18% p.a, for the delayed period. Interest will be charged on month to month basis..

(iii) The tickets will not be issued to the Distributor/Selling Agents if they fail to settle the accounts of any previous lottery scheme within stipulated period.

(iv) The request for sending the ticket by post as received in office will not be entertained and the tickets will not be dispatched to the individual customer from office.

(v) Promotional publicity will be got done through the Directorate Public Relation Department Punjab , Chandigarh on the DAVP/DPR rates through the mode of T.V., Radio, newspapers, banners, hoardings etc. Tickets will be got printed by office through security printing press and a provision of Rs 5.00 lacs (Rupees Five lacs only) is made for publicity and printing of tickets, coupons etc. Agents may be allowed to make publicity through banners and cassettes, the rates/criteria of which will be approved by the Designated Authority.

(vi) The distributor/selling agent will submit the list of unsold tickets, subject to the minimum tickets prescribed here to fore to be lifted in the first instance, in the office of Director, Lotteries up-to 12.00 noon on the date of draw and no list of unsold tickets would be entertained by the office after scheduled time. The signed list of unsold tickets can be sent through Registered post or through special messenger but this Department will not be responsible for any postal delay.


6. OTHER IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS:
1. The draw for the prizes will be held out of the total scheme. However, the draw of first four prize(s) will be out of sold tickets only.
2. The distributor/selling agents shall make the payment of prizes up to Rs 10,000/- after deducting the income tax, as may be required under the law for the time being in force, to the prize winners on behalf of the State Government within 30 days from the date of publication of the result in the Punjab Government Gazette and seek reimbursement, if any, within a period of ninety days from the date of draw, provided this time can be extended by the Director with the prior approval of the State Government. All the prize winning tickets above Rs.10,000/- should reach the office of the Director, Punjab State Lotteries, SCO No.106-108, Batra Building, Sector 17/D, Chandigarh-160017 on the prescribed form within 30 days from the date of publication of the result in the Punjab State Government gazette either personally or through a nationalized bank or by registered post or by insured parcel. In case the prizewinners claim does not reach this Directorate within 30 days, the right of the winner to claim the prize/amount thereafter shall be extinguished.
3. Distributor(s)/Selling Agent(s)/ Sub Agents and sellers are advised to check the correctness of the printing and numbering of the tickets before selling and buyers should also check the same before purchasing tickets. Defective tickets should not be sold to the public, but should immediately be returned to the issuing authority.
4. Sellers’ and Sub- Agents’ promoter incentive up to Rs. 1,000/- should be claimed from the Distributor(s)/Selling Agent(s) within 30 days from the date of publication of the result in the Punjab State Government Gazette and the promoters prizes above Rs.1,000/- should be claimed directly from the Director, Punjab State Lotteries, SCO No. 106-108, Batra Building, Sector 17-D, Chandigarh-160017 within 30 days from the date of publication of the result in the Punjab State Government gazette. The Agent(s) promoter incentive may be claimed from the Director Punjab State Lotteries directly. TDS will be deducted at source while making payment of such incentive(s).
5. Income Tax on prizes / consolation prizes/ incentive(s) to sellers etc., wherever applicable, shall be deducted at source irrespective of the fact whether the prize goes to the winners, distributor(s)/selling agent(s) or seller(s).
6 The Distributor(s)/Selling Agent(s) shall conduct the business in accordance with the law/rules and regulations as may be in force in various States/Union Territories of India and shall pay Sales Tax/Tax/Vat or other taxes, levies, octori etc; as may be applicable from time to time. The Tax on lotteries in the State of Punjab will be paid by the Director Lotteries. However, the service tax on lotteries or any other tax on Lotteries imposed by the Government of India from time to time will be borne by the Distributor/ Selling Agent.
7 A ticket, which is forged, torn out, mutilated or tampered with shall not be entertained.
8. Prize winning tickets holders abroad will be paid in Indian currency.
9. The legal jurisdiction of this lottery shall be only at Chandigarh.
10. One ticket/coupon will be eligible to only one incentive viz. The highest incentive drawn against it.
11 In case of any dispute, the decision of the Secretary to the Government of Punjab , department of Finance shall be final and binding.
12. Results may be Check with the Punjab State Government Gazette.
13. xiii.) For more details, please see the Lotteries ( Regulation) Rules, 2010 of the Government of India.
14. xiv.) Any of conditions of this scheme may be amended/ deleted/ modified/ relaxed at any time by the Principal Secretary Finance to the Government of Punjab in exceptional circumstances without assigning any reasons(s).

Notes:  

i. The Director, Punjab State Lotteries will get the tickets / promoter coupons / posters will be got done from the Security Printing Press on the panel of Reserve Bank of India or the Indian bank Associations Mumbai, However, posters will be got printed from the private printing press which stands selected through open tenders at approved rates or as decided by the Govt. keeping in view the prevailing circumstances.
ii) The expenditure for making payment to Prize winners/Selling Agents/Distributors / Sellers/ Advertisers/ GSM checking Institutions/ Laboratories/ Printers, Taxes on whereas, Draw Exp etc. under this scheme shall be met from the Budget grant provided in the budget by the State Government. The Director, Punjab State Lotteries is authorized to sanction make all kinds of payments mentioned above. Incentive to officers / officials will be paid as per policy decision to be taken in this regard on a separate file.
iii All the payments and compliances of the conditions are to be strictly as per the provisions of the Lotteries (Regulation) Rules, 2010 of the Government of India.

D.P Reddy
Principal Secretary Finance
Punjab Government, Chandigarh