The Petroleum Minister clearly said that the government does not plan to equalize the rate of petrol and diesel. Apart from this, the GST Council has not even recommended to bring these two petroleum under the purview of GST.
The government does not have such a plan to have a uniform price.
Petrol Diesel latest price: The gap between the prices of petrol and diesel is narrowing. In such a situation, people feel that in future the prices of both may be same. The government has cleared the confusion about this. The government on Monday said that there is no plan under consideration to keep the prices of petrol and diesel uniform across the country.
Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Hardeep Singh Puri gave this information in the Lok Sabha. He also told that till now the GST Council has not made any recommendation to include oil, petrol, diesel and gas in GST. He gave this information in written reply to the question of Uday Pratap Singh and Rodmal Nagar in Lok Sabha. The members had asked whether the government was preparing any plan to keep the prices of petrol and diesel uniform across the country. On this, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said, “No such scheme is under consideration before the government.” He said that due to factors like price of petrol and diesel, VAT, local realizations differ in different markets. are there.
Since 2010, the price of petrol and diesel is decided by the international rate.
Replying to another supplementary question, the Union Minister said that since 2010, the prices of petroleum products are fixed on the basis of international market prices. He said that Rs 32 is taken as Central Excise Tax. Apart from providing assistance to 80 crore people under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, it is used for providing free vaccination to people, providing Minimum Support Price (MSP) of crops and Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi etc.
Highest sales tax on petrol in Madhya Pradesh
Oil Minister Hardeep Singh Puri told the Lok Sabha on Monday that Madhya Pradesh levies the highest sales tax or VAT on petrol in the country, while Rajasthan levies the highest tax on diesel. . Both the central and state governments levy a tax of 55 per cent of the retail price of petrol and 50 per cent of the diesel rates. While the central government levies a fixed excise duty of Rs 32.90 per liter on petrol and Rs 31.80 per liter on diesel.
Lowest VAT on Petrol in Andaman and Nicobar
The lowest VAT on petrol and diesel is Rs 4.82 per liter and Rs 4.74 per liter in Andaman and Nicobar Islands respectively. According to Puri’s reply, Madhya Pradesh levies VAT on petrol at Rs 31.55 per liter – the highest in the country, while Rajasthan charges Rs 21.82 per liter on diesel. Rajasthan charges Rs 29.88 per liter VAT on petrol and Maharashtra charges Rs 29.55 per liter VAT. In the case of diesel, Andhra Pradesh charges Rs 21.78 per liter, Madhya Pradesh Rs 21.68, Odisha Rs 20.93 and Maharashtra Rs 20.85 per litre.
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