VAT goof-up: official transferred

The Telangana Government on Tuesday reportedly transferred a section officer and issued orders sacking a data entry operator hired on out-sourcing basis following the embarrassment it had to suffer on account of a Government Order on hiking Value-Added Tax (VAT) on high-speed diesel and petrol.

A day after a controversy broke out in the wake of the GO pertaining to VAT on petroleum products, being uploaded on the government’s website without being cleared by the officers concerned, the government had to issue a clarification on the matter. It said there was no proposal to increase VAT on the said products. The government quickly swung into damage-control mode by transferring the section officer concerned and also ensuring that the data entry operator was removed from her job.

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