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MAGISTRATE COURT COMES IN FAVOR OF NMMC CESS ON DEFAULTS OF HPCL

The case of non-payment of cess by HPCL was filed in the district court by NMMC’s Cess department. The Court came out in favor of NMMC and has directed HPCL to pay 11 crore 14 lakhs, 13445 of fine. A government organization, HPCL had in the year 1996 sent some merchandise to NMMC’s area of jurisdiction but since the year 1996 the cess has not been paid up. A dispute followed between NMMC’s Cess department and HPCL on who should pay the cess, the company that sent the merchandise that is HPCL or the company that received the merchandise for packaging. Following this, NMMC sent a notice to HPCL asking to pay up the pending amount of Rs 11 crore 14 lakhs, 13445. Post the notice, HPCL filed a case at the Mumbai High Court from where the company was directed to approach the district court. The case went on for 7-8 months and finally the district court came in favor of NMMC and has directed HPCL to pay the pending amount. With Kala Jadhav, Nilofar Shaikh for NMTV News.

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