Service Tax on Vaishno Devi Chopper services will not go: Dr. Drabu


Jammu, December 04: On the sidelines of a press conference today at the Excise Department here, Dr. Haseeb Drabu, while answering a question about the tax on Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Chopper Services, said,

“The percentage of the pilgrims who use the chopper services is very thin. The service is employed by the elite who can pay for these services. I do not understand how the tax on the services by Pitthu (porters) or the ponies which a large number of people use never became a problem.”

He further added, “These services have always been taxed and the charges are passed on to those using these services. Let us not make an issue out of this (chopper services tax).”