The cesses on fuel and liquor were sold as a kind of 'social responsibility' obligation. These cesses were to flow into a fund that would pay welfare pensions to over 60 lakh people.
The fuel surcharge has been fixed depending on the travel distance, with the maximum amount being Rs 1,000.
The discrepancy was found in the documents provided by the Kerala Goods and Services Tax (GST) Department and the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC).
Kerala Government imposed a social security cess of Rs 2 each on petrol and diesel from April 1
Harping just about the Centre's vindictive ways won't be sufficient for Govindan's 'yatra' to succeed.
Most Rev Dr Theodosius Mar Thomas Metropolitan was critical of the state government during his inaugural address of the 128th Maramon Convention.
The CPM senior leadership has decided that any change in the government’s budget decisions need not seem like giving in to the pressure from the Opposition.
The Chief Minister also picked out figures from budget documents to show that Kerala's debt position was getting better and that its revenues were on an upswing.
Today, we are a very high per capita income State. Has the boon turned into a bane? asks the columnist.
The party is likely to make its stance on the issue clear considering the rising criticism against the price hike amongst the public.