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GST Council will work like it has for 5 years: Tarun Bajaj on SC verdict

Bajaj clarified that Article 279A of the Constitution allows the Council to make recommendations but nowhere has it said that Council will 'mandate'

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The senior bureaucrat also said that the SC judgement was in the context of taxability on ocean freight

Shrimi Choudhary New Delhi
Reacting to the Supreme Court verdict that GST Council’s recommendations are not binding on the Centre and states, revenue secretary Tarun Bajaj on Thursday said the top court had only “reiterated” the scheme of things in the Goods and Services Tax regime under the Constitution.

Pointing out that the court had stated the “obvious”, Bajaj said in a media briefing that GST Council would function the way it had in the last five years.

Bajaj clarified that Article 279A of the Constitution allows the Council to make recommendations but nowhere has it said that Council will “mandate”.

“It is an executive body created

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First Published: May 20 2022 | 2:22 AM IST

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