HC dismisses PIL seeking petrol & diesel under GST; Council recommendations prerogative for Govt.

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Madras HC dismisses PIL seeking inclusion of petrol & diesel within the purview of GST so that selling price would drastically reduce and as a consequence, prices of goods and essential commodities come down ultimately benefiting the common people.

HC opines it is for the GST Council to take a call on this aspect and since it has representation of the State Govts. as well, their views must also be elicited; Powers of Govt. to issue Notification for absolute or conditional exemption is subject to GST Council recommendations, hence, it is the prerogative of Central Govt. to take a call on the basis of such recommendations.

Citation: [TS-89-HC-2018(MAD)-NT]