Public Finance Circular No. 01/2014 dated 17.02.2014 containing new instructions on preparation of Corporate Plans and Annual Action Plans of Ministries, Departments, Public Enterprises and Statutory Boards of the Government has been issued Read more..
The Government has decided to revise the special commodity levy on imported potatoes with effect from 07.02.2014 in order to assure a reasonable price for the products of local farmers engaged in potato cultivation as the harvests of the Yala season are being received to the market.Accordingly, Ministry of Finance and Planning announces that the existing special commodity levy of Rs.10 per kilo of imported potatoes is revised as Rs.25 per kilo. It is expected that this measure would assure a price of Rs.75-80 per kilo of potatoes for local farmers in their farmyards itself.
It has been ordered by His Excellency the President to reduce the existing Special Commodity Levy on imported dhal with effect from 06.02.2014 with the view of providing concessions to consumers.
Therefore, Ministry of Finance and Planning hereby announces that the Special Commodity Levy of Rs. 22 per kilo of imported dhal is reduced up to Rs. 5/- by Rs. 17/-.
The Special Commodity Levy on essential items will be revised by the Government from time to time in order to provide concession to consumers and the farmers.