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Haryana slashes VAT on jet fuel to 1%; Scindia hails CM Khattar for 'setting an example'

Civil Aviation Minister Scindia has been requesting states to reduce taxes on jet fuel, which accounts for a major chunk of the operational costs of an airline.  

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk
New Delhi Published on: November 28, 2021 21:23 IST
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Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia

Highlights

  • Haryana has slashed the value-added tax (VAT) on aviation turbine fuel to 1 percent.
  • Civil Aviation Minister Scindia thanked Haryana CM for prompt action on reducing VAT on jet fuel.
  • Scindia has been requesting VAT reduction, which accounts for major operational costs of an airline.

Haryana has slashed the value-added tax (VAT) on aviation turbine fuel to 1 percent on Sunday. Responding to the move, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia lauded state Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar for setting an example for other states to follow.  

In a series of tweets, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Sunday expressed his gratitude to Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar for the prompt action on reducing the VAT on jet fuel to 1 percent and said the move will also set an example for other states to follow. Scindia also noted that the decision will boost air connectivity and economic development in Haryana.

"With this, Haryana becomes the 8th State/UT to slash the tax rate after Andaman & Nicobar Islands, J&K, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, MP & Tripura," he said.

Scindia has been requesting states to reduce taxes on jet fuel, which accounts for a major chunk of the operational costs of an airline.

On November 18, the minister had said that seven states and Union Territories have slashed their VAT on ATF and that he was expecting more states to follow suit. With the current tax structure on ATF, "you cannot have a robust civil aviation sector. I am very clear on that," he had said.

 

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