The West Bengal government on Sunday announced a reduction in the tax of Rs 1 per liter on gasoline and diesel, which will be applicable from February 22 at midnight.
Finance Minister Amit Mitra said the move would provide respite for those stung by soaring fuel prices.
“The state government thinks this will give the population a bit of a break. The central government levies Rs 32.90 as tax + tax on a liter of gasoline,” he said.
Ahead of the assembly polls in the state, Mitra challenged union interior minister Amit Shah to a virtual debate on increasing the cessation of fuel prices. “However, it’s important to mention that when the Modi government came to power, the total cumulative amount was 8 percent of gross tax collected and has now grown to 14.5 percent. why the CAG also asked the central government why they This is a direct attack on the federal structure. I also wrote to the finance minister of India to point out the same, “Mitra said.
Later, in a tweet, the minister said the fuel tax refund would be valid until June 30.
“To reduce the burden on the common man, the state government has decided to allow a rebate of 1 Re per liter on sales tax payable on sales of gasoline and diesel wEF The end of midnight of February 22, 2021 to June 30, 2021, “Mitra says.
To reduce the burden on the common man, the state government decided to allow a rebate of 1 Re per liter on sales tax payable on gasoline and diesel sales by the end of midnight of the 22 February 2021 to June 30, 2021.
– Dr Amit Mitra (@DrAmitMitra) February 21, 2021
In the past few days, gasoline and diesel prices have risen with steep hikes, pinching consumers harder and drawing government criticism from several quarters with the opposition.
Across the country, the late surge in fuel prices has been in the range of 35 to 40 paisa per liter, depending on the level of local taxes on the two petroleum products.
Premium gasoline broke the 100 rupees per liter mark in several cities of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra a few days ago.