The following message is virally spreading on all social media. We have sent a clarification to Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas to confirm why isn’t motor fuel brought under the ambit of GST.

Why petrol and diesel prices are not brought under GST. Now for petrol and diesel the central exise duty is 23% and state VAT is 34%. Total tax is 57%. If these essential products are brought under GST , the maximum tax will be only 28%, which means the prices of petrol and diesel can come down by almost 50%. The public at large will be benefited.

Petition Reference Number: MPANG/E/2017/04330 dated 15th July 2017 for which on 9th August 2017 the following response had been received.