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“Wasn’t Time To Bring Petrol, Diesel Under GST”: Nirmala Sitharaman

The Council mentioned the subject of inclusion of petrol and diesel inside the GST ambit (Representational)

New Delhi:

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday acknowledged that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council mentioned the subject of inclusion of petrol and diesel below the tax construction after the Kerala High Court order. “On the direction of court it was brought on to table but members spoke very clearly they do not want it to be included in GST,” Ms Sitharaman stated.

“This will be reported to the high court as the GST Council felt it was not the time to bring petroleum products under the GST,” she added.

In June, the Kerala High Court, primarily based on a writ petition, had requested the GST Council to resolve on bringing petrol and diesel inside the GST ambit.

The minister additionally introduced that the GST charge on bio-diesel for mixing with diesel (utilized by oil advertising corporations) has been diminished from 12% to five%.

The Council additionally prolonged concessional GST charges on medication utilized in COVID-19 remedy until December 31, the finance minister stated.

Ms Sitharaman acknowledged that each one pens will entice single GST charge of 18%. And, 12% GST will likely be utilized to specified renewable sector units, she added.

This is the primary on-ground GST Council assembly in virtually 20 months. The final assembly was held in 2019, earlier than the Covid pandemic.

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