Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Cess on Petrol, Diesel: DCCI terms it anti-people

Dimapur, May 1: The Dimapur Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) today termed the recent decision of Nagaland Government to impose abnormal cess on Diesel and Petrol and motor spirit by Rs. 5 and 6 respectively as “totally uncalled, anti-people and devoid of any logic”.
Protesting against the price hike, the DCCI urged the government to immediately revoke the order in the best interest of all concerned.
The DCCI categorically reminded the Government that a representation submitted by the Confederation of Nagaland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CNCCI) should be taken with full seriousness as it represents the entire business community of Nagaland. It further said the DCCI is ready to act upon on CNCCI directives to go to any length to see that the arbitrary cess on fuel prices is revoked.
The DCCI viewed that the state government should take into consideration the contribution of civil society organisations and general public during this time of crisis and refrain from harassing the common citizen through unpopular taxation and cess.
The DCCI further opined that the state government should learn from other states in India, where hundreds and thousands of crores are being pumped in as stimulus packages to save and bring back the state economy to normalcy. It also felt that the state government has become too naive on common man misery.
Further, DCCI acknowledged and conveyed gratitude to the central government for providing materials and other logistic supports in the hour of need when the state was grappling to wake up to the realities. (Page News Service)