New Delhi (IANS) - Clarifying on the unified pan-India GST that has set states dismantling their check posts, the central government said on Tuesday that vehicle entry and toll would continue to be levied on the state borders.
"Toll, mandi charges, fee on vehicle entry into states to continue but there will be no levy of any entry tax on goods movement," Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia said following the first meeting here of the Cabinet Secretary-headed Central Monitoring Committee on the GST.
The Union Finance Ministry on July 3 announced that 22 states had already demolished their border tax check posts, while eight others are in the process of doing so.
"With the rollout of the GST, 22 states in India have abolished their check posts," a Finance Ministry release here said. Among these are Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and West Bengal. States where border check posts are in the process of being dismantled are Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram, Tripura and Punjab.
Adhia said that the CMC formed by the Cabinet Secretary includes the Secretaries of 15 departments of the government which have been instructed to attend to the issues faced by their individual client groups on account of the Goods and Services Tax that came into effect pan-India from July 1.
The CMC will meet once a week on every Tuesday, he added.