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14th December 2018 The Hindu DNA part 2
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Mahesh Agarwal
I am a B.Tech graduate from IIT(ISM) Dhanbad.I have appeared for UPSC CSE thrice and cleared pre all the time.I have also cleared SSC CGL 20

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basic price of petrol and diesel after refining comes out to be 29-30 rs (taking 50$/barrel crude oil) and after adding excise and VAT, the final cost of petrol is 69 rs... Now this means tax approximation to 50%.. Now if 28% GST is also implied, price will fall drastically.. Now this will increase the consumption as now the prices are lower.. Though this appears to be a pocket friendly option but doing so for a non renewable resource is not the best option... All that can be done is the state and centre should lower their cut of profit from the fuel or atleast ensure that the fuel prices don't elevate any more... That would be more than enough...
Apurav Mahajan
2 years ago
hope the government brings the petroleum products under GST slab of 28% soon. Otherwise the VAT would still keep the price of petroleum on the higher side.
Samadhan Tangde
2 years ago
But Mudit's strong concern about high Consumption at lower price could hamper our progress towards Developing renewable Technologies. I think if fuel would come under GST then some amount of lowered price should be transferred to Environment Fund via cess.
Aditya Sen Gupta
2 years ago
i respect your opinion Mr Apurav and Mr. Samadhan... another aspect of my concern is that the tax in every state varies.... normal tax is 100-107% but in certain state/cities like Mumbai, the net tax comes out to be 140% plus (though the central govt tax remains constant throughout).... This thing must also be homogenized,,,
Great analysis. Loved it.
  1. Tharoor tweets his questions page 10 Example of parliament on twitter 10.38 crore elderly 60+ in 2011 SC bats for rights of death row convict:s . Death penalty issue need to be done as an issue in these dimensions as told earlier- Death penalty-For argument , Against argument, your own stand The anatomy of a police station page 8 not needed,police reforms need to be done in entirety


  2. Is it time to abolish death penalty? Page 9 GS2 and GS4 Yes- death penalty has not deterred terrorism, murder or even theft. For over a century, stealing attracted the death penalty in England, where spectators at public hangings often had their pockets picked Error ridden-SC admitted that it erred in 25% death penalty cases between 200- 2015 . *It targets the poor and marginalised-those with legal aid gets most of the death penalty Difficult to administer it rationally- SC itself admitted that it depends on personal biases and views of the Judge.Some judge administer it more than others Should the killing of a human being depend on the philosophy of a particular individual Punishment should not imitate crime. We do not rape rapists . Taking away a life itself violates UNDHR No evidence to show that Death penalty acted as successful deterrence. Difficulty in Extraditions. NO he sacredness of life can only be seen to be protected if those who take it away are proportionately punished


  3. Even US, which is seen as a liberal country has not abolished it Bachan Singh case- rarestof rare doctrine Law commission also upholded it in 262nd report Gandhi statue removed in Ghana page 12 GS1, GS4 .Some passage by gandhiji has been quoted as racist where it is claimed that he looked down upon Black africans. Such incidents and such quotes of Gandhi raises question in an intellectual mind that was Gandhiji truly a Good human?? This is where mortality comes in..Everyone is a human. Just like human evolve, a person's views also evolve. A murderer might become a saint later in his/her life. What makes a man great is his/her ability to recognise his/her own faults and constantly strive to improve. Gandhiji in his early life might had such views, but it is sure that he evolved and made himslefthe mahatma that we rever today