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Government of India
Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas
08-December-2011 18:26 IST
Levy of Road Cess of MS & HSD Yellds Rs 8,806 Crore in upto September in 2011-12
The Minister of State Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri R.P.N. Sing informed in the Lok Sabha in a written reply today that the revenue collected for the financial year 2011-12 (upto September, 2011) is about 8806 crore (provisional) from Additional Excise Duty (AED) on Petrol and Disel. The amount collected from AED during the year 2009-10 and 2010-11 is 16591 crore and 16979 crore, respectively. He added that the Ministry of Finance has informed that currently an AED at the rate of 2 per liter is chargeable on Petrol and Diesel. This levy has been imposed on Petrol vide Finance Act, 1998 and on Diesel vide Finance Act, 1999. The Minister also said that the price of Diesel and Petrol (inclusive of AED) at Delhi is 40.91/litre and 65.64/litre respectively.