Pune: The Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) has claimed that they have paid Rs 9 crore pending dues of Maharashtra Natural Gas Limited (MNGL) on Thursday. The officials said that there will be no problem with the bus service.
The MNGL supplied gas to 1,235 buses of PMPML and the amount worth Rs 48.92 crore was pending. The MNGL officials held a meeting and raised the concern. They asked PMPML CMD Nayana Gunde to pay the amount.
“We have paid Rs 9 crore to MNGL on Thursday and the rest will be paid soon after the discussion with the PMC and Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC). The service will not be affected,” said Gunde on Friday while interacting with the media.
The official from MNGL said that the PMPML has accumulated dues to the tune of Rs 28 crore, after applying a penal interest and GST, the total arrears stand at Rs 48.92 crore. MNGL also claimed that PMPML refuses to pay GST, as natural gas does not fall under GST purview. “However, GST was levied on all allied services, including transport of gas, which we pass on to customers,” said the senior officer of MNGL.
However, PMPML official refuses the claim of the GST amount. “The GST amount was not liable to us. It was not applicable to
natural gas, how can we pay the amount.”
The officer of MNGL said that they wrote 33 letters to various authorities including PMPML, PMC, PCMC, the collector, guardian minister, and state urban development department between December 2018 and May 15 but did not receive a positive response.