May 24, 2012

Petrol in Punjab Rs. 80 Plus Diesel Left Unchanged

Petrol is used by the Common Man in scooters , motorcycles , small cars like Nano Car , Maruti 800 etc. Diesel is used by the Rich Farmers and moneyed class in larger SUVs.

In Punjab Petrol price has been increased to Rs. 80 Per Liter ( Rs. 83 for Premium ). Diesel prices have been left unchanged.

World wide prices of Diesel and Petrol are nearly same.

In Punjab Petrol prices are nearly Rs. 8 higher than in Haryana although Petrol in both states is sourced from same set of refineries.

Even at Toll Plazas , a Nano Car is taxed at the same rate as a BMW.. At Toll Plazas many SUVs dodge Toll Tax by hooting their vehicles through the V I P Lane.

No concession is given to the Physically Handicapped for Petrol or at Toll Plazas in Punjab because Physically Handicapped Punjabis are not considered as a Vote Bank.

After the Municipal Elections Electricity charges for the  Paid category are going to be increased to cross subsidise the Free Category ( Vote Bank s ) including Super Rich Farmers.

In Punjab , VAT and local Taxes should be reduced on Petrol, Treat all Punjabis ( No Vote Banks ) equally. Choongi  and Bijli Kar should be abolished for Urban Punjabis. Commercial Category Electricity , euphemism for Penal Category  ( for Urban Business Men ) should be abolished

DEEMED  SC / ST  status ( for electricity ) should be extended to Physically Handicapped Punjabis , even though they may not form a Vote Bank. As Petrol is a necessity Petrol should be given to Physically Handicapped at the rate of Production Cost ( i.e. Rs. 37 Per Liter )


Petrol Costs Only Rs.35 Per Liter - No Under Recoveries

There are absolutely no Under Recoveries in Petrol . It costs Rs. 35 Per Liter. Rest are all Taxes.

By calling under recoveries in Petrol the Aam Aadmi ( the Middle Class ) is being mis guided.

Two points need to be considered here :-

Petrol Price has been Decontrolled while that of Diesel , Kerosene kept regulated ( administered ) . So the burden massive subsidy for Diesel etc is put on Petrol . Hence , in a misleading manner it is called UNDER RECOVERY IN PETROL.

 Actually it is OVER RECOVERY IN PETROL . 

Indian OIL Corporation ( IOC ) is right when i t asks the Govt. to keep   even Petrol as an administered and Controlled petroleum product.

Petrol is costing only Rs. 35 Per Liter. Rest are all Taxes - Central ,State , Municipal.

In Punjab Petrol costs  around Rs. 75 Per Liter. Octroi ( Choongi ) is continued to be  levied in Urban  areas despite the fact that Octroi has been abolished in Punjab and  to remove Octroi from Petrol was one of the Poll promises of the presently Ruling Parties of Punjab   

Petrol is used mainly by the Common Man ( Middle Class ). But Petrol is made to cross subsidise Diesel which ks used by the Vote Banks.


Petrol Cars should be Exempted from Paying Toll Tax at Too Plazas.
, such Petrol cars are paying nearly  Rs. 40   ( in the total price of
Rs. 81 Per Liter in Punjab ) as TAXES and CROSS SUBSIDY  ( for Diesel as
well ).
So , only Diesel Cars should pay Toll Tax.
Further , Physically Handicapped Car Travellers in Diesel cars also should be exempted.
India has strange logic. Here those who Dodge and Avoid Toll Tax at
Toll Plazas are called V I P s . Those who pay are called Aam Aadmi .
REAL V I P s are those WHO PAY )

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