The Tamil Nadu government Monday said it may ‘consider’ reducing taxes on petrol and diesel, but pointed out its spending on various initiatives, including implementation of the seventh Pay Commission recommendations.
When asked if his state would cut taxes on petrol and diesel, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami highlighted the requirement of funds for various welfare measures.
He was speaking to reporters here after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to seek Central assistance for various initiatives in the state. “In Tamil Nadu, as far as the Amma (late Jayalalithaa) government is concerned, funds are required for various departments,” he noted.
While the state had recently okayed the implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendation for its employees, arrears for Transport department staff was also being disbursed, he said. Read More