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Government of India
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
08-December-2011 17:06 IST
Realisation of Road-Cess for Construction of Roads

The road-cess is being realised for construction of roads in the country.  Cess is being collected on petrol and high speed diesel in the nature of additional duty of excise and custom in accordance with the provision of CRF Act, 2000.  Act does not provide any terminal date for collection of cess.  The rate for collection is as under:-


Period

Cess per Litre

02/6/1998 to 28/2/1999

Rs. 1 per litre on petrol only

1/3/1999 to 31/3/2003

Rs. 1 per litre on both petrol and diesel only

01/04/03 to 31/3/2005

Rs.1.50 per litre on both petrol and diesel

 w.e.f 1/4/05 till date

Rs. 2.00 per litre on both  petrol and diesel

CESS is collected by Ministry of Finance.   Details of cess collected are given hereunder:-

Year

Amount collected (Rs. in crore)

2002-03

5245.00

2003-04

7453.00

2004-05

9287.00

2005-06

11313.71

2006-07

12206.54

2007-08

13264.61

2008-09

15198.23

2009-10

16590.68

2010-11

16978.93

2011-12 (April to September)

Provisional

 

8806.18

Note: The above figures on road cess collection prior to year 2002-03 is not being maintained separately.

 

This information was given by the Minister of State of Road Transport and Highways, Shri Jitin Prasada,   in  a written reply in  Rajya Sabha today.

 

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