The Director General of Civil Aviation on Thursday issued a show cause notice to private carriers Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines for not furnishing details of the charged tax components in their domestic tickets, a government release said.
The DGCA has asked the airlines why action should not be initiated against them in this connection.
The government had earlier asked all airlines to clarify the charged tax components in their tickets. They had also been asked to provide confirmation whether all the taxes shown by them in their tickets or website had been deposited with the government.
In a letter dated December 4, 2007 the DGCA said the airlines were charging a basic fare and taxes. However, the airlines had not clarified whether components like Passenger Service Fee and Fuel Surcharge were included in the basic fare or had been clubbed under the heading of "taxes".
A tax was defined to be a fee levied by the government on a product, income or activity and such amounts are to be deposited with the government and a record required to be maintained.
The airlines have been asked to furnish the details by January 4.