Telangana IT Minister KT Rama Rao has expressed his dissent, that States have to pay Rs 400 per dose to acquire Covishield is not in sync with the philosophy of GST. He asked whether funds from PM CARES can’t be used to help States bear the additional cost.
“We agreed on One Nation – One Tax (GST). But now we see, One Nation – Two different Vaccine prices!? For the Government of India, vaccines are available for Rs 150. And State Governments have to pay Rs 400.
Can’t the GoI subsume any additional cost from PM CARES and help rapid vaccination across India?,” KT Rama Rao asked on Twitter.
Congress leader Sonia Gandhi and TMC Chief Mamata didi also found fault with the central Government for making the Covid Vaccine costlier from May one. They opined that the common man and middle class were being overburdened with different pricing of the vaccine which is supposed to be the lifesaver.
But some Governments are providing the Vaccine free of cost.
We agreed for One Nation – One Tax (GST)
But now we see, One Nation – Two different Vaccine prices !?
For Govt of India @ Rs 150
And State Govts @ Rs 400
Can’t the GoI subsume any additional cost from PM CARES & help rapid vaccination across India?