Four northern States with Delhi, Chandigarh agree to bring uniformity on rates of petrol, diesel

first_imgHaryana Finance Minister Captain Abhimanyu has said that four northern States and the union territories of Chandigarh and Delhi have agreed to bring uniformity on the rates of petrol and diesel on Wednesday.At a meeting held here, on “economical strengthening of northern states and to implement one nation one tax system”, in which Finance Ministers and officials of Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Union Territory of Chandigarh, and Delhi participated – it was agreed by all the participating states to bring uniformity on the rates of petrol and diesel.“A sub-committee would be constituted that would convene a meeting in next fifteen days and all the participating states will give their recommendations on bringing uniformity on fuel prices,” said Captain Abhimanyu.On behalf of Delhi, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia attended the meeting while Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal participated the meeting for Punjab. Capt. Abhimanyu said that on the advice of Delhi, a consistent excise policy for all the northern states is also being deliberated so that there is uniformity of rates of liquor among northern states.“Likewise, Punjab suggested that there should be uniform policy for state transport so that there should be no loss of revenue from registration and permit fees since many trucks and vehicles of Punjab and Haryana have their registration from other states. A committee of officials have also been set up to look into excise and transport issues, which would send the report to their respective state governments on the uniformity of rates,” said Capt. Abhimanyu.last_img

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