Goa Forward Party raises doubts over sudden move to slash road tax

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Panaji: Hours after State cabinet resolved to slash road tax by 50 percent on purchase of new vehicles for a period of three months from October-December, the Goa Forward Party (GFP)  has raised serious doubts over the sudden move.

Addressing media persons, GFP vice president Durgadas Kamat raised question over Cabinet decision to slash road tax, when the proposal was objected by the State finance and law department, respectively.

“Government’s plan to slash road tax only for a period of three months raises serious concern as whom the move will benefit. Is it for the vehicle dealers, or deal makers or agents or common man,” he questioned.

“If it is for the common man, than why the decision is not with retrospective effect, that is from April 1? Government should have considered the financial year,” Kamat said pointing that till July, over 19,000 vehicles have already been registered in the State.

Kamat also pointed out that government decision is not in the interest of State financial position. “Efforts should have been to generate revenue,” he said.

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