Punjab Cabinet meeting postponed to November 7

By Jasleen Kaur -- November 06, 2021 1:34 pm -- Updated:November 06, 2021 2:01 pm

The Punjab Cabinet meeting, which was scheduled for Saturday (November 6), has been rescheduled for November 7.  After cut in excise duty in fuel by the Centre, the Punjab Cabinet is likely to discuss Value Added Tax (VAT) reduction on petrol and diesel prices.

The petrol prices have been reduced by Rs 5 while diesel price slashed by Rs 10 by the Centre across India on the eve of Diwali. Following this, several BJP and NDA-ruled states slashed the Value Added Tax (VAT) on fuel prices, making them even more affordable.

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On November 5, the Chandigarh Administration announced that VAT on fuel would be reduced by Rs 7 per litre. Neighbouring Haryana and Himachal Pradesh have also slashed VAT on petrol and diesel.

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