In yet another important decision, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani here today announced exemption for schools and other educational institutions which remained closed owing to situation arising out of the novel corona virus Covid-19.
The exemption is for vehicles registered before April 1, 2017 in the names of schools, colleges and other educational institutions from the Motor Vehicle Tax for non-use from April 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.
The exemption for non-use will be applicable only after verification that such buses have not been used for commercial or any other purpose during the aforesaid period.
The decision has been taken in response to representation by educational institutions. It may be mentioned here that buses registered in the names of owners before April 1, 2017, the Motor Vehicles Tax is charged at the rate of Rs. 200 per seat annually.