UJJAIN/ INDORE: Union Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said his Ministry is trying to bring petrol and diesel under the purview of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
“We are trying that petrol, diesel and kerosene should also come under the ambit of GST. We are hopeful that the GST Council will agree to it shortly,” the Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister told reporters in Ujjain.
Responding to a query, the Minister said the spike in petrol rates in the international market has impacted the cost of the fuel in India.
“Besides, the state Governments too levy cess on petrol,” he said. (AGENCIES)