Madras High Court dismisses Petition seeking to bring Petrol, Diesel under GST [Read Order]

Karnataka Budget 2020 - Petrol GST

The Madras High Court has dismissed the petition which sought to bring Petrol and Diesel under the Goods and Services Tax ( GST ) regime.

A division bench comprising of Justice M. Sathyanarayanan and Justice R. Hemalatha yesterday dismissed the petition filed by Activist K.K. Ramesh said that the court could not interfere in Government’s policies.

The petition said that bringing Petrol and diesel under GST would results down of fuel prices. With petrol and diesel left outside the ambit of the GST, fuel prices were increasing on a daily basis, he said.

He claimed that taxes and excise duties exceeded the actual cost of production in the country. There were discrepancies in fuel prices among the States, he added.

While dismissing the petition, the division bench said that the process was involved in the legislature, in which the court could not give any direction. The petitioner said that the main aim of GST is one nation one tax. But, petrol and diesel had not come under the GST.

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