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Tel govt to take action against levying of GST over MRP on

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

The officials of Telangana's will carry out special checks across the state from today following complaints of being levied in addition to the MRP on packaged goods.

Severe action will be initiated against levying of the Goods and Services (GST) in addition to the maximum retail price (MRP) and cases will be registered against such an illegal practice, C V Anand, the state's civil supplies commissioner and legal metrology department's controller, said yesterday.

Penalty ranging between Rs 2,000 and Rs 25,000 will be also imposed on such malpractices, he said.

He warned manufacturers, packers and importers against collecting in addition to the MRP on packaged goods.

At a review meeting, he directed officials of the to take strict action on complaints of consumers being charged an additional over MRP.

"Customers should be made aware that is included in the MRP and it should not be charged separately. Several complaints have come to light of additional being charged over MRP on packaged goods, and some non-taxed goods are also been taxed with It is illegal," Anand said.

Special teams comprising officials and staff of the have been set up to conduct special checks statewide from today, he said.

To allow consumers to lodge their complaints in this connection, a separate grievance cell has also been started, an official release said.

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First Published: Thu, October 26 2017. 09:57 IST