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Toll tax exemption rule for the Indian Armed Forces

The Indian government provides a lot of facilities to the soldiers of the army for their best sacrifice towards their country. Such as medical treatment facility, CSD canteen facility, toll tax exemption etc. are prominent. Today we will talk about what are the exemptions given to the soldiers of the Indian Army in toll tax. Many times, due to lack of knowledge of toll tax rules, Indian Army personnel face trouble at the toll tax gate.

The National Highways Authority of India issues the policy of toll tax rules from time to time, in which detailed information about the changes in the rules of toll tax is kept.

For your information, let me tell you that the toll tax of the ex-serviceman is not exempt (forgiven) ESM has to pay toll tax. But ex-servicemen who won Param Vir Chakra, Mahavir Chakra, Ashok Chakra, Kirti Chakra, Vir Chakra and Shaurya Chakra do not have to pay toll tax, they have to show valid photo ID on toll tax.

Now let's talk about serving army, navy, air force personnel.

According to the Indian Toll Tax Act 1901 (Army & Airforce), Indian Army, Air Force and Navy on Duty Persons do not have to pay toll tax. For this, they have to show valid I card or documents at the toll tax plaza. Given below is a list in which no one has to pay toll tax.

Toll Tax exempted persons

(i)The President of India
(ii) The Vice-President of India
(iii) The Prime-Minister of India
(iv) The Governor of a State
(v) The Chief Justice of India
(vi) The Speaker of the House of People
(vii) The Cabinet Minister of the Union
(viii) The Chief Minister of a State
(ix) The Judge of the Supreme Court
(x) The Minister of State of the Union
(xi) The Lieutenant Governor of a Union territory
(xii) The Chief of Staff holding the rank of full General or equivalent rank
(xiii) The Chairman of the Legislative Council of a State
(xiv) The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of a State
(xv) The Chief Justice of a High Court
(xvi) The Judge of a High Court
(xvii) The Member of Parliament
(xviii) The Army Commander of Vice-Chief of Army Staff and equivalent in other services
(xix) The Chief Secretary to a State Government within concerned State
(xx) The Secretary to the Government of India
(xxi) The Secretary, Council of States
(xxii) The Secretary, House of People
(xxiii) The Foreign dignitary on State visit
(xxiv) The Member of legislative Assembly of a State and the Member of Legislative Council of a
State within their respective State, if he or she produces his or her identity card issued by the
concerned Legislature of the State
(xxv) The awardee of Pram Vir Chakra, Ashok Chakra, Maha Vir Chakra, Kirti Chakra, Vir Chakra and
Shaurya Chakra, if such awardee produces his or her photo identity card duly authenticated by
the appropriate or competent authority for such award

(b) Used for official purpose by –
(i) the Ministry of Defense including those which are eligible for exemption in accordance with the
provisions of the Indian Toll (Army and Air Force) Act, 1901 and rules made there under, as
extended to Navy also
(ii) The Central and Sate armed forces in uniform including Para military forces and police;
(iii) An Executive Magistrate
(iv) The fire-fighting Department or organization

(v) The National Highway Authority of India or any other Government organization using such
vehicle for inspection, survey, construction or operation of national highways and maintenance
thereof
(c) Used as ambulance and
(d) Used as funeral van
(e) Mechanical vehicles specially designed and constructed for use of a person suffering from physical
disability.

If you want to read Toll Tax Rule in more detail then you can download Toll Tax Rule by clicking here.

If any toll tax employee misbehaves with you or charges more toll tax, then you can file a written complaint against him with the officer posted by the central government. You can also file a complaint on the Grievance website of the Central Government.

National Highway Helpline Number – 1033

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