New Delhi:4/10/18:To make petrol-diesel cheaper, the government has taken a big step. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday announced the reduction of excise duties on petrol and diesel by Rs 1.5 a liter. At the same time, oil marketing companies (HPCL, BPCL, IOC) will reduce their rates by 1 rupee. In this way, the Central Government will give immediate relief of Rs 2.50 per liter on petrol and diesel.
The state also reduced VAT – Finance Minister on Thursday said that we cut all petrol-diesel rates by Rs 2.50 per liter in VAT from all the State Governments. All states will be written about this. So that consumers can get relief of Rs. 5 per liter immediately on petrol and diesel.
The impact of the 10500 crore on the public exchequer – The Finance Minister said that if the deduction in excise duty remains for the full year, then the effect of 21 thousand crore rupees will be on the public exchequer.
However, if there are six months remaining in this financial year, then its government will have a burden of Rs 10,500 crore. It will have a difference of fiscal deficit of 0.05 percent for the current financial year. It would be easy to maintain it. That is, it will not have any effect on the fiscal deficit target.