West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him towaive GST, customs obligation, taxes from oxygen concentrators, cylinders, and covid associated medicine.
“A lot of organizations, people, and benevolent businesses have come ahead to donate oxygen concentrators, cylinders, cryogenic storage tanks, tankers and tank containers, and COVID-related medicine. Donations from these organisations will tremendously complement the efforts of the state authorities in assembly the large hole in demand and provide,” Banerjee wrote within the letter.
The chief minister added, “Nonetheless, most of the donors and businesses have approached the State Authorities to contemplate exemption of these things from customs obligation/SGST/CGST/lGST. As the speed construction falls beneath the purview of the Central Authorities, I might request that these things could also be exempted from GST/customs obligation and different such duties and taxes, to assist take away provide constraints of the abovementioned life-saving medicine and tools and contribute in direction of efficient administration of COVID pandemic.”
In a letter earlier, Banerjee requested the prime minister to permit free-of-cost vaccination towards Covid-19 to all. She additionally requested him to make sure satisfactory provide of important medicine and hike allocation of medical oxygen for West Bengal.
Within the letter, the chief minister harassed 4 particular factors. Firstly, she requested common immunisation for all in a clear and time-bound method. “At current vaccine availability is simply too insufficient to supply to eligible beneficiaries and authorities of India route to increase vaccination as much as 18 years plus makes it unrealistic to realize. So provide of vaccines is the core challenge to deal with now,” Mamata stated.