Agri infra cess on petrol and diesel: states suffer; centre neutral, consumers wary


While India’s finance minister, Nirmala Sitharaman said in heer budget speech that the imposition of the agriculture infrastructure and development cess on petrol and diesel will not bear any additional burden to the consumers, the public is wary and watchful.  Retail price of auto fuels have already reached record highs, as global crude prices have inched higher on […]

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Successive hikes in taxes on petrol and diesel in 2020 increases India’s excise duty collection by 48%


While the pandemic stifled tax collections across the country, India’s excise duty mop-up jumped by 48 per cent in the current fiscal on the back of a record increase in taxes on petrol and diesel. It more than made up for the below-normal fuel sales during the lockdowns. Excise duty collection during April-November 2020, was […]

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India hikes prices of aviation fuel, LPG

Aviation turbine fuel (ATF) price was hiked by a steep Rs 12,126.75 per kilolitre (kl), or 56.5 per cent, to Rs 33,575.37 per kl in the national capital, according to a price notification by state-owned oil marketing companies. Non-subsidised cooking gas LPG was also raised by Rs 11.5 per cylinder on the back of firming […]

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Government tables notifications on excise duty, road cess rise on petrol, diesel in the parliament

Minister of State for Finance Anurag Singh Thakur on Monday tabled three notifications relating to increase in excise duty and road cess on petrol and diesel by Rs 3 per per litre, amidst uproar by opposition in Lok Sabha. Thakur placed before the House the notifications dated March 13, 2020 seeking to raise special additional […]

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