Powers of Officers | GST Bill

GST Bill or Goods and Services Tax Bill is one of the biggest reform in India’s indirect tax structure. The GST Bill empower both the Centre and the states to levy GST since the Centre cannot impose any tax on goods beyond manufacturing or primary import stage, while states do not have the power to tax services.The proposed GST would sum-up various central as well as state-level indirect taxes .

Now we shall move to the various powers of officers as specified in the sections –

Section 4 – Classes of officers under the Central Goods and Services Tax Act 4 Statutory provision [CGST Act]

  • There shall be the following classes of officers under the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, namely;
  • Principal Chief Commissioners of CGST or Principal Directors General of CGST,
  • Chief Commissioners of CGST or Directors General of CGST,
  • Principal Commissioners of CGST or Principal Additional Directors General of CGST,
  • Commissioners of CGST or Additional Directors General of CGST,
  • Additional Commissioners of CGST or Additional Directors of CGST,
  • Joint Commissioners of CGST or Joint Directors of CGST,
  • Deputy Commissioners of CGST or Deputy Directors of CGST,
  • Assistant Commissioners of CGST or Assistant Directors of CGST, and
  • Such other class of officers as may be appointed for the purposes of this Act.

Section 4 –  Classes of officers under the State Goods and Services Tax Act Statutory provision [SGST Act]

  • There shall be the following classes of officers and persons under the State Goods and Services Tax Act namely.
    • [Principal/Chief] Commissioner of SGST,
    • Special Commissioners of SGST,
    • Additional Commissioners of SGST,
    • Joint Commissioners of SGST,
    • Deputy Commissioners of SGST,
    • Assistant Commissioners of SGST, and
    • such other class of officers and persons as may be appointed for the purposes of this Act.
  • The Commissioner shall have jurisdiction over the whole of the State of (….). All other officers shall have jurisdiction over the whole of the State or over such areas as the Commissioner may, by notification, specify.

 

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