Tax sops likely on buying new vehicle after scrapping old one

Govt plans more concessions under automobile scrappage policy

Tax sops likely on buying new vehicle after scrapping old one

New Delhi, November 23

The government is considering a proposal to provide more tax-related concessions on vehicles that are purchased after scrapping old vehicles under the recently launched National Automobile Scrappage Policy, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday.

Final call by FinMin, GST Council

  • Under the National Automobile Scrappage Policy, the Centre had said the states and UTs will provide up to 25% rebate on road tax for vehicles that are purchased after scrapping old vehicles
  • Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said he is also requesting the GST Council to explore what more incentives can be provided under the policy
  • The final decision will be taken by the Finance Ministry and the GST Council, the minister added

While inaugurating Maruti Suzuki Toyotsu India’s first government-approved scrapping and recycling facility for end-of-life vehicles (ELVs), Gadkari also said the scrappage policy is going to reduce pollution.

“The GST revenue of both the Centre and states will rise due to the scrappage policy... I will discuss with the Finance Ministry on how to provide more (tax-related) concessions under the new vehicle scrappage policy,” he said.

Under the new policy, the Centre had said the states and Union Territories (UTs) will provide up to 25% tax rebate on road tax for vehicles that are purchased after scrapping old vehicles.

The road transport and highways minister said he is also requesting the GST Council to explore what more incentives can be provided under the National Automobile Scrappage Policy.

“The final decision (on providing more incentives under the National Automobile Scrappage Policy) will be taken by the Finance Ministry and the GST Council,” he said.

The minister added that the scrappage policy will benefit all stakeholders as it will boost manufacturing, create jobs and help both the Centre as well as state governments in earning up to Rs 40,000 crore each in GST. He said the scrappage policy will be one of the key factors to control pollution and create jobs.

“Old cars are more polluting than new ones. So, they need to be phased out. We expect sales to grow 10-12% due to scrappage policy,” the minister said. Gadkari pointed out that old vehicles cause pollution, which is a big problem for society. “Scrapping is important for the economy. We will get all raw materials at lower cost by which we can lower output cost,” he said. — PTI

Tribune Shorts


Top Stories

India’s first Omicron cases: One is South African, second a local doctor with no travel history

India’s first Omicron cases: One is South African, second a local doctor with no travel history

Five contacts of doctor also test positive and their samples...

India's first two Omicron cases detected in Karnataka, says government

India's first two Omicron cases detected in Karnataka

Govt says need not panic about Omicron detection but awarene...

Supreme Court slams Delhi govt over ‘Red Light On, Gaadi Off’ campaign

Supreme Court sets 24-hour deadline for govt to come up with concrete measures on air pollution

Bench hints at setting up task force; pulls up Delhi govt fo...

Delhi schools to be closed from Friday till further orders due to pollution

Delhi schools to be closed till further orders due to pollution

The decision comes after the Supreme Court on Thursday pulls...

Cities

View All