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Excise Duty On Fuel Calibrated To Create Resources For Infra: Finance Ministry

Between April-June, the overall excise responsibility collected on petrol and diesel was Rs 94,181 crore

The excise responsibility charges on petrol and diesel have been calibrated to generate assets for infrastructure constructing and different developmental expenditure conserving in view the prevailing fiscal scenario, Minister of State for Finance Pankaj Chaudhary mentioned on Tuesday.

In a written reply to a query within the Rajya Sabha, the minister mentioned petrol worth had gone up by Rs 3.83 a litre in Might, Rs 4.58 in June and Rs 2.73 in July (as much as July 16).

In April, the costs of petrol and diesel have been revised down by Rs 0.16 and Rs 0.14 a litre, respectively. The retail promoting worth of diesel rose by Rs 4.42 a litre in Might, Rs 4.03 in June and Rs 0.69 in July (as much as July 16).

The retail promoting worth of petrol and diesel in Delhi on July 16, 2021, stood at Rs 101.54/litre and Rs 89.87/litre respectively, he mentioned. “The excise responsibility charges on petrol and diesel have been calibrated to generate assets for infrastructure and different developmental objects of expenditure conserving in view the prevailing fiscal scenario,” Chaudhary mentioned.

Within the first three months (April-June) of the present fiscal, the overall excise responsibility collected on petrol and diesel was Rs 94,181 crore. Excise collections on petrol and diesel jumped by 88 per cent to Rs 3.35 lakh crore within the final fiscal ended March 31, 2021, after excise responsibility was raised to a report excessive.

Excise responsibility on petrol was hiked from Rs 19.98 per litre to Rs 32.9 final yr to recoup positive factors arising from worldwide oil costs plunging to multi-year low because the pandemic gulped demand. The identical on diesel was raised to Rs 31.eight from Rs 15.83 a litre.

The costs of petrol and diesel are market-determined with impact from June 26, 2010 and October 19, 2014, respectively. Since then, the general public sector oil advertising firms (OMCs) have been taking applicable determination on pricing of petrol and diesel on the premise of worldwide product costs and different market situations.

The OMCs have elevated and decreased the costs of petrol and diesel in line with modifications in worldwide costs and rupee greenback change fee, he mentioned. “The federal government is making concerted efforts to lift assets for infrastructure and different developmental objects of expenditure, the main points of which have been introduced within the annual Price range.

“The excise responsibility charges on petrol and diesel have been calibrated to generate these assets conserving in view the prevailing fiscal scenario. VAT on petrol and diesel are levied by states,” he added.

Chaudhary was replying to a separate query on whether or not the federal government proposes to chop down excessive excise responsibility on petrol and diesel and whether or not it would proceed to extend excise responsibility and VAT on these merchandise. 

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