Government to Exempt Tax on Oxygen and Essential Commodities

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Government to Exempt Tax on Oxygen and Essential Commodities

April 29: The government has decided to exempt tax on oxygen and other essential goods in view of facilitating the fight against the second wave of coronavirus infection in the country, according to the state-owned national news agency - RSS.    
Unveiling the decisions taken by Monday's Cabinet meeting, Government Spokesperson Parbat Gurung shared during a regular press meet that the Council of Ministers also decided to add more members to the committee formed to investigate the complaints against biased investigation and deliberate crimes.    
 According to RSS, Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gurung further informed that the meeting also decided to grant permission to increase the paid-up capital of the Citizen Investment Fund (CIT) to Rs 3.27 billion.

Similarly, the meeting has also decided to approve a grant assistance worth Rs 13.8 million Euros pledged by the government of Germany for projects related to safe motherhood and healthcare for newborns. The cabinet meeting has granted permission to the authorities of the Ministry of Finance to sign the finance agreement in this regard.    
Likewise, grant assistance worth 9 million Euros pledged by the government of Finland for drinking water and sanitation-related projects has also been approved by the cabinet.

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