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Airline lobby moves Delhi HC against regional connectivity levy

In its plea, FIA says the levy is a tax and is beyond the scope of executive competence under Aircraft Act, 1934

Sayan Ghosal  |  New Delhi 

The Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) moved the Delhi High Court on Wednesday challenging a government proposal to levy between Rs 7,500 and Rs 8,500 per flight from Indian operators for the development of regional airports under the recently introduced Ude Desh Ki Aam Naagrik (UDAN) scheme. The FIA plea has challenged the imposition of the levy by terming it as a tax and as such, beyond the scope of executive competence under the Aircraft Act, 1934. Senior Counsel Arvind Datar, representing the FIA, also argued that if the levy were passed on to customers, it would place an ...

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