Volume 1 Issue 1 - December 25, 2011
Cars get cheaper for disabled ownersDNIS News Network - If you are a disabled person, and wish to own a vehicle, then there is good news for you. To own a car, you will have to pay only eight percent excise duty now.
The Ministry of Finance has decided to reduce the excise duty on motorcars for disabled owners from existing 16 percent to just eight percent.
Cars for people with disability have also been exempt from the one percent National Calamity Contingent Duty. An order was passed by the Ministry on July 28, 2003 to this effect.
Advocacy group fighting for the rights of disabled people - National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) that has been actively involved in the campaign is delighted with the announcement.
Speaking on the occasion, NCPEDP Programme Officer, Sudeshna Banerjee explained: It is an outcome of a notification issued recently by the Department of Revenue under the Ministry of Finance. The excise duty on disabled-friendly cars has been reduced by half, to eight percent from existing 16 percent.
In India, only car manufacturer Maruti Udyog Ltd. manufactures disabled-friendly cars.
However, in a price sensitive market like India, purchasing a car is not easy. A disabled person has to consider many things and this present notification will only enable disabled buyers in making a positive decision.
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