2019-07-04

UDAN Scheme : Unstarred Question in Loksabha

UDAN Scheme

(a) whether the VAT on Aviation Turbine fuel has been reduced as a part of the UDAN scheme and if so, the details thereof; and
(b) the details of routes identified for helicopter services under UDAN, State/ UT-wise?

To know the answer of above questions reg. UDAN Scheme please see below the full text of Loksabha Unstarred Question No.2236 .

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF CIVIL AVIATION
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 2236
ANSWERED ON: 04.07.2019
UDAN Scheme
Kirron Anupam Kher

Will the Minister of CIVIL AVIATION be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the VAT on Aviation Turbine fuel has been reduced as a part of the UDAN scheme and if so, the details thereof; and

(b) the details of routes identified for helicopter services under UDAN, State/ UT-wise?

ANSWER

The Minister of State (IC) in the Ministry of CIVIL AVIATION 
(Shri Hardeep Singh Puri)

(a): Under Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) - UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik), State Governments/Union Territory (UTs) Administrations are required to reduce Value Added Tax to 1% or less on Aviation Turbine Fuel at RCS - UDAN airports located within the State/UTs for a period of ten years from the date of notification of RCS - UDAN.Except Goa, Mizoram, Chandigarh, Delhi, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Lakshadweep, 30 States and Union Territories have signed the tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Airports Authority of India for providing various concession as envisaged in the RCS Scheme document to the Selected Airline Operator at RCS - UDAN airports located in their respective State/UT including reduction of Value Added Tax to 1% or less on Aviation Turbine Fuel.
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(b): Hilly areas were categorised as Priority areas under RCS - UDAN version 2.0 and Helicopter operations are allowed within these areas. The details of the RCS - UDAN helicopter routes / network awarded in the second round of bidding under RCS - UDAN is at Annexure-I.

Source: Loksabha

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