Madras HC issues notice to Centre on plea seeking removal of GST on masks

Madras HC issues notice to Centre on plea seeking removal of GST on masks
Chennai, Apr 28() The Madras High Court on Tuesdayissued notice to the Union government on a PIL seeking removalof the 18 per cent GST on sanitisers and 5 per cent GST onmasks in these difficult times due to the COVID-19 pandemic orat least for next few months.

A division bench of Justices M Sathyanarayanan andM Nirmal Kumar posted the matter for further hearing to May18.

Petitioner S Stalinraja, an advocate, submitted thatcertain ingredients are taxable.

"...still in these difficult times or at least for nextfew months if GST not levied on sanitisers and masks it wouldbe a big relief for the people in our country."
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He stated that 23 per cent of the population in Indiaare under poverty line and not in a position to affordessential goods such as masks and sanitisers. COR BNWELCOME BNWELCOME
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