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GST rate cut: Centre directs manufacturers to put new MRP stickers on goods

The changed tax structure has been in force from Wednesday

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Ram Vilas Paswan, Paswan
Ram Vilas Paswan

Union Consumer Affairs Minister on Wednesday said new Maximum Retail Price (MRP) will have to be printed on around 200 consumer products in the backdrop of a change in the taxation structure by the Council on November 10.

The will have to fix new stickers of reduced MRP along with the old MRP to pass on the benefits of reduction in the (GST) to consumers, said, adding that failing to do so will attract action.

"Those goods on which has been lowered will have to be sold at new MRP. Benefit has to be passed on to customers. A notification has been issued in this regard," told reporters.

"We have written to the Legal Metrology Department to take action in case of non-compliance. Also, consumers can lodge a complaint through National Consumer Helpline."

The changed tax structure has been in force from Wednesday.

The ministry had made a similar move after roll out of on July 1 this year, with the deadline for dual MRP till September 30, which was later extended to December 31.

First Published: Wed, November 15 2017. 19:51 IST