Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia writes to Union Finance Minister for GST exemption on purchase of oxygen concentrator


Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia wrote a letter to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

New Delhi:

Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia wrote a letter to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman amidst the lack of oxygen in the national capital. The letter requested the Government of India and the GST Council to consider giving exemption from GST for a period of 6 months on the purchase of Oxygen Concentrator. In the letter, Manish Sisodia has written that I thank the Government of India for the decision that they have allowed the purchase of oxygen concentrator for personal use from e-commerce portal till 31 July 2021 and IGST 28 on its import. Reduced from% to 12%.

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During this unprecedented health crisis, oxygen concentrators have become essential life support machines. In such a situation, it would be right if the Government of India and the GST Council consider exempting the purchase of oxygen concentrator for 6 months from the GST so that it is available to the citizens at a much cheaper price. At the same time, the lack of oxygen in Delhi has been heard again in the Delhi High Court on Monday. The Delhi government has told the court that Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has written a letter to Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and sought help. He has sought help from the Ministry of Defense to build 10,000 oxygen-rich beds and 1,000 ICU beds in Delhi. Along with this, plants from Durgapur, Kalinga Nagar etc. have sought help from tankers to bring oxygen to Delhi.

The Delhi government told the court today that ‘the Supreme Court has issued the order. Under this, the central government has to arrange and supply oxygen. Apart from this, a buffer stock of oxygen will also be made. Emergency stock will also be created within four days i.e. till tomorrow. The Supreme Court has issued this order and the Center will have to follow it. For this, the center should provide 976 MT oxygen. The High Court told the counsel of the Central Government that ‘the State Government has written to the Center regarding taking help of the army for help. You have to respond to this from the center. On behalf of the Center, ASG Chetan Sharma assured that he will take instructions from the center.

Oxygen crisis: Delhi has written a letter to the Defense Minister asking for help from the army, the High Court sought response from the Center

The court has taken on record the issue of a letter written by the Deputy CM of Delhi to the Union Defense Minister, requesting the army’s help to set up a hospital with oxygen beds and ICU beds. Explain that in view of the oxygen crisis in the hospitals of Delhi, the Supreme Court had also ordered the Central Government. The court had said that the oxygen supply of Delhi should be corrected by midnight or before May 3. The central government should prepare the system of supply of oxygen in consultation with the states. Decentralize the oxygen stock and emergency oxygen sharing space for emergency purposes.

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