PIB Analysis 08-12-22

Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP) Scheme

  • RoDTEP is based on the globally accepted principle that taxes and duties should not be exported, and taxes and levies borne on the exported products should be either exempted or remitted to exporters.
  • The RoDTEP scheme rebates/refunds the embedded Central, State and local duties/taxes to the exporters that were so far not being rebated/refunded.
  • The scheme is being implemented from 1st January 2021 and the rebate is issued as a transferable electronic scrip by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) in an end-to-end IT environment.
  • RoDTEP scheme has been expanded to include exports made from the Chemical sector, pharmaceuticals sector and exports of articles of iron & steel from 15th December, 2022.

State Ranking Index for the NFSA

  • To evaluate the implementation of the National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA) and Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) operations across the states and Union Territories, the Government has released first ever State Ranking Index for the NFSA on 5th of July, 2022.
  • The Index rests upon three pillars that consider various facets of food security and nutrition. Each pillar has parameters and sub-parameters that support this evaluation.
  • The first pillar measures coverage of NFSA, rightful targeting, and implementation of all provisions under NFSA.
  • The second pillar analyses the delivery platform while considering the allocation of food grains, their movement, and last-mile delivery to Fair Price Shops.
  • The third pillar focuses on nutrition initiatives of the department.
  • Rajasthan has got 18th Rank in the Index with score of 0.694.
  • Odisha has got the first rank in the State Ranking Index with the score of 0.836.
  • The State Ranking Index aims to create an environment of competition, cooperation, and learning among states, promote transparency, and publish verified data in the public domain for research and analysis.