Maharashtra SGST constituted Maharashtra Consumer Welfare Fund and Standing Committee for proper utilization of the funds

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Maharashtra Government vide Notification No. GST.1019/C.R.43/Tax-1, dated January 27, 2021, constituted the Maharashtra Consumer Welfare Fund, with effect from July 1, 2017, for the purposes of the Maharashtra State Goods and Services Tax, 2017 (“MGST Act”).

Further, vide Order No. GST. 1019/C.R. 43(A)/Tax-1 dated January 27, 2021 constituted a Standing Committee to make recommendations for proper utilization of the money credited to the Maharashtra Consumer Welfare Fund for welfare of the consumers. The Standing Committee shall consist of following 7 members:

  1. Commissioner of State Tax- Chairman
  2. Special Commissioner of State Tax- Vice Chairman
  3. Joint Commissioner of State Tax-(HQ) 7, Mumbai- Member-Secretary
  4. Additional Commissioner of State Tax-GST-1, Mumbai- Member
  5. Joint / Deputy Secretary, Finance Department- Member
  6. Joint / Deputy Secretary, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Department- Member
  7. Director, Directorate of Information and Public Relations- Member

The Notification can be accessed at: https://www.mahagst.gov.in/sites/default/files/Notification%20regarding%20Consumer%20Welfare%20Fund_0.pdf

The Order can be accessed at: https://www.mahagst.gov.in/sites/default/files/C.R.43A.pdf

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