Digital Desk, New Delhi. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has responded to the letter of Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee which she wrote to PM Modi. The Finance Minister said, in an order issued on May 3, a list of Kovid-19 relief supplies was released. IGST has been relieved on the import of these materials. They have already been given relief from customs or health tax. West Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee can see that the items which are in your list are already included in it.
A list of items for COVID relief granted exemption from IGST for imports was issued on May 3. These were given exemption from Customs Duty / health cess even earlier. West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee may notice that items in your list are covered: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman pic.twitter.com/IZ1dsamEhU
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Let me tell you that Mamata Banerjee wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday. In this letter, he requested to waive all taxes and custom duty on important medical equipment and medicines in the fight against Corona. Mamta Banerjee also urged to strengthen the health infrastructure and increase the supply of equipment, medicines and oxygen for the treatment of corona infected patients.
Mamta Banerjee wrote, ‘A large number of organizations, people and philanthropic agencies are coming forward to donate oxygen concentrators, cylinders, cryogenic storage tanks, containers and corona related medicines. The donations of these organizations will supplement the efforts of the state government to bridge the huge demand and supply gap. Mamta Banerjee said, however many donors and agencies have approached the state government to consider exempting them from customs, SGST, CGST, IGST.
Mamta wrote, ‘If their prices fall under the jurisdiction of the Central Government, then I appeal that these goods should be exempted from GST or Custom Duty and other similar taxes, so that the supply of life saving drugs and equipment in Kovid Management is increased. I can help. ‘ Let me tell you that this is the second letter to PM Modi of Mamta Banerjee in the last 5 days.