Rising Fuel Prices
Actions for the sky-rocketing Fuel Prices: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told reporters today that if the previous government had not issued oil bonds, it could easily have given relief to oil fuel prices.
Oil bonds, or instruments that replaced cash subsidies to oil marketing companies, basically were issued by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government under Manmohan Singh in a subtle way. These bonds basically are now kind of due for redemption in a sort of major way.
In explaining why she can’t lower excise duty on petrol and diesel at the moment, Ms. Sitharaman said she would have given relief from petroleum fuel prices if the UPA had not incurred its oil bonds worth over $1.4 trillion.
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Sources told channels in June that over * 70,000 crores has been spent on only interest payments in the past seven years of PM Narendra Modi’s government, contrasting it with the * 35,000 crores allocated to combat COVID-19 this year.
As a result of oil subsidies, the UPA regime allegedly converted under-recoveries from oil companies into oil bonds. Deputy Minister Sitharaman told reporters today that she and states must work together in order to resolve the high petroleum fuel prices.
According to Congress, there definitely is no basis for blaming oil bond payments on the center’s inability to relieve the people in a major way. Randeep Singh Surjewala, the sort of senior member of the Congress, took to Twitter to mostly deny the allegations in a kind of major way. He asserted, “please don’t spread falsehood or contradict”, and gave detailed points about taxes under the definitely present government.
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BJP raised oil taxes by 23.87 and 28.37/liter in the last seven years… BJP collected an additional 17.29 lakh CR… Don’t lie. 1.3 lakh of the oil bonds are not even due yet,” Surjewala wrote in a Twitter post.
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“The government of PM Modi literally has extorted Rs 22,33,868 crore from the petroleum and diesel industries over the past seven years,” he said, which definitely is fairly significant. PM Modi”s government raised fuel prices by *7 per liter in the six-week period between May and June, according to Amitabh Dubey, president of the Delhi chapter of Professionals’ Congress in an actually major way.
She said Mr. Goyal meant to say that big domestic businesses should also consider and support small traders when he criticized many for not looking beyond their national interests.
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He called on local businesses, more generally, not to focus on profits or bypass local laws at an event of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) last week, According to Reuters.
As actually long as the government refuses to for all intents and purposes reduce the excise duty levied on petrol and diesel, it is difficult for all intents and purposes domestic fuel prices to generally be reduced, which mostly is quite significant.
On Monday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley reiterated that the government cannot reduce the high excise duties on fuel, blaming the previous administration for the high fuel prices. State and Centre officials need to discuss the issue closely before any decision can be made, she said.
States also have not been inclined to lower value-added tax (VAT) and gasoline sales tax. As a result, residents will only be capable of obtaining relief if state-controlled oil marketing companies (OMCs) reduce fuel prices as part of daily revisions.
The prospect of a fuel price reduction through a daily revision of the oil fuel price is uncertain right now, given the volatility of the international oil market. Until such time as rates are raised, citizens can expect OMC rates to remain the same.