West Bengal to chop tax by Re 1 per litre on petrol, diesel from Monday

Kolkata: The West Bengal authorities on Sunday (February 21) introduced a discount of tax by Re 1 per litre on petrol and diesel efficient from midnight of Monday (February 22).

State Finance Minister Amit Mitra mentioned the transfer will present some respite to folks stung by burgeoning costs of gasoline.

“The Centre earned Rs 32.90 per litre in taxes from petrol (on February 20), whereas the state bought round Rs 18.46 solely. In case of diesel, the central authorities’s incomes was Rs 31.80 per litre as in opposition to about Rs 12.77 for the state,” Mitra mentioned.

He additionally alleged that the Centre had imposed cess to keep away from devolution with states, which is “in opposition to the traits of federalism”, reported PTI.

To a query, Mitra mentioned the Union authorities ought to reintroduce the planning fee.

Later, the minister took it to his social media deal with to announce that the tax rebate on gasoline will likely be legitimate until June 30.

“To scale back the widespread man’s burden, the State Authorities has determined to permit a rebate of Re 1 per litre on gross sales tax payable on gross sales of petrol and diesel w.E.F. The top of midnight of 22nd February, 2021 until 30th day of June, 2021,” Mitra wrote.

In the meantime, on Saturday petrol in Delhi stood at Rs 90.19/litre, a rise of 31 paise and diesel costs stood at Rs 80.60/litre, a rise by 33 paise. Moreover, petrol in Kolkata stood at Rs 91.41/litre and diesel costs stood at Rs 84.19/litre.

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