Wednesday, September 01, 2021

Jyotiraditya Scindia seeks VAT reduction on aviation turbine fuel in MP

Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Wednesday demanded a reduction in VAT on the aviation turbine fuel in Madhya Pradesh to attract more flights and improve air connectivity in the state.

He was addressing a function virtually from New Delhi for the launch of IndiGo’s Gwalior-Indore flight and re-starting of the Indore-Dubai flight.

“I have written a letter to all chief ministers in the country to reduce the Value Added Tax (VAT) on ATF (aviation turbine fuel). There are eight-nine states where it is in the range of one to four per cent, and that has resulted in 15 per cent increase in flights from those states,” the minister said.

He said there are different slabs of VAT applicable on ATF in Madhya Pradesh, ranging from four per cent to 25 per cent.

“I request the MP government to bring it down to one to four per cent uniformly for the entire state,” Scindia said.

The BJP leader further said that in Madhya Pradesh, the VAT is four per cent at Khajuraho, Jabalpur and Gwalior airports while it is 25 per cent at other airports in the state.

“I request the state government to reduce it in the range of one to four per cent and make it uniform for the entire state for enhancing flight connectivity and introduction of more flights,” he said.

01/09/21 PTI/Indian Express

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