GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF ROAD TRANSPORT AND HIGHWAYS
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 590
ANSWERES ON 21st NOVEMBER, 2016
EXEMPTION FROM TOLL TO DEFENCE PERSONNEL
- SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of ROAD TRANSPORT AND HIGHWAYS be pleased to state:
- Whether the Ministry has withdrawn the letter (OM No. H-24030/32/2014-(Toll) dated 17th June, 2014) that withdrew exemption from toll tax available to ‘on duty’ and ‘off duty’ serving personnel of the defence services;
- Whether the Ministry is aware that this exemption falls under the provisions of the Indian Tolls (Army and Air Force) Act, 1901 and various notifications and letters/Oms issued on the subject from time to time also the decisions of Constitutional Courts;
- If so, the details thereof; and
- If not, the reasons therefor?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF ROAD TRANSPORT AND HIGHWAYS
(SHRI MANSUKH L. MANDAVIYA)
- To (d) No Sir, the Ministry has not withdrawn its letter i.e. OM No. H-24030/32/2014-(Toll) dated 17th June, 2014. However, it is clarified that under Rule 11 (b) (i) of the National Highways Fee (Determination of Rates and Collection) Rules, 2008, no fee shall be levied and collected from a mechanical vehicle used for official purpose by the Ministry of Defence including those which are eligible for exemption in accordance with the provisions of the Indian Toll (Army and Air Force) Act, 1901 and rules made thereunder, as extended to Navy also.