Petrol, diesel prices to rise with COVID-19 cess

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Petrol, diesel prices to rise with COVID-19 cess
Petrol, diesel prices to rise with COVID-19 cess

Nagaland : The prices of petrol and diesel are set to increase in Nagaland from Tuesday as the state has imposed a new COVID-19 cess on the petroleum products.

With the new tax, the diesel price in the state will go up by Rs 5 per litre, and the petrol price will rise by Rs 6 per litre.

“In exercise of powers conferred by sub-section 3 of section 3A of the Nagaland (Sales of Petroleum and Petroleum Products including Motor Spirit and Lubricants) Taxation Act, 1967 (as amended), the Governor of Nagaland is pleased to notify that in addition to existing rate of tax and cess, the COVID-19 Cess shall be levied against Entry Serial Number 3 & 4 of Schedule II of the Act,” the notification from the state government said. Imchen said that the notification shall come into force with effect from the midnight of April 28.

In another development, the Nagaland government has issued relaxations on the opening of shops in the residential buildings.

“In pursuance with the Ministry of Home Affairs order, all shops including shops in residential complexes and market complexes, except shops in multi-brand and single brand malls outside the limits of municipalities and town councils will be permitted to carry on activities with immediate effect,” the notification from the state said.