TTE, who demanded additional fare citing GST, removed from service

Taking the matter seriously, the railway authority ordered an investigation into it. The video, shot by one of the passengers, showed the TTE asking people on board to pay an additional fare citing the roll-out of the Goods and Services tax on Friday mid-night.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:July 2, 2017 6:04 pm
GST, TTE, TTE removed, TTE video, Gujarat Queen Express Passengers of argue with the TTE. (Source: ANI)

A day after a video of a TTE collecting additional fare of Rs 20 per ticket in lieu of GST on Gujarat Queen Express went viral, the railway authority removed him from duty, news agency ANI reported. Taking the matter seriously, the railway authority has ordered an investigation. The video, shot by one of the passengers, showed the TTE asking people on board to pay an additional fare citing the roll-out of the Goods and Services tax on Friday mid-night.

The video which went viral depicted passengers getting into an argument with the TTE of Queen Express as they denied paying the additional fee saying the hike should be levied on tickets booked after July 1 and not on the ones booked before the launch of the new tax scheme. Passengers also insisted that an official circular of the Central government be produced in case there are instructions regarding collection of an additional fare.

The GST was launched by the Government of India to transform the nation’s indirect taxation system. The new tax regime, which is considered the biggest tax reform in India’s history, will be monitored together by both, Centre and the state governments. The new tax overhaul will make India a common market with common tax rates and procedures and remove economic barriers. It aims at simplifying business dealings in India.

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    Raj
    Jul 3, 2017 at 12:28 pm
    he should have been stripped naked and thrashed - the thief.
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    Citizen
    Jul 3, 2017 at 3:15 am
    Good use of high tech and kudos to prompt action by the rulers hope media would put such news on the top instead unsubstantiated news by a so called big paper journalist who failed even to take a still photo leave alone a video Jaihind
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    Devendra Nagar
    Jul 2, 2017 at 9:14 pm
    The poor fellow committed the b er by demanding the gratification from the knowledgeable Gujarati diaspora on Gujarat Queen.His above action on up/Bihar/morning routes would not have got any attention as the passengers would have given the amount as fatecomplie
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    Rajveer Singh
    Jul 2, 2017 at 8:23 pm
    If the TTE gave reciept than what is the fun he must have been directed by authorities. Suo moto he cant do like this. Earlier too railways used to charge difference of fare when ever there was hike in fares baki Like PIL such vedio posting have became fashion.
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    Hedonist
    Jul 2, 2017 at 7:23 pm
    Exemplary step.
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    gurjeet
    Jul 2, 2017 at 6:24 pm
    After Modi becoming PM. No one including Modi and Jaitley is probably sure (as demonetization) about the changes propsed changes accepted, changes declined after acceptance, changes changed after the change and changes changed after the change in changes changed....And so on and so forth. Time to change. All agree. But what? Governance or Government?
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