Rajya Sabha: YSRCP MP Vijaya Sai demands GST exemption on TTD services to pilgrims
Speaking in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, YSRCP MP Vijaya Sai Reddy demanded the Central government to grant the GST exemption on raw material used in making prasadams in Tirumala temple and rent collected from pilgrims staying in cottages of the TTD.
The MP pointed out that the TTD is paying Rs 120 crore as GST every year and can claim only refund of Rs 9 crore. He mentioned that the Centre is doing injustice to pilgrims by collecting GST on services provided to them. He also raised the issue of foreign currency donated by devotees to the TTD.