GST: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) responded to this message spreading rapidly on social media.CBIC) is given by. The board had given information about this on the social media platform ‘X’ that no GST is levied on Ganga water.
GST: Earlier, Congress had also claimed that the government has imposed 18 percent goods and services tax on Ganga water. Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge wrote on social media that the government has imposed 18 percent GST on Ganga water. He has described it as ‘the height of plunder and hypocrisy’.
Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge wrote on the social media platform about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Uttarakhand that Modi ji, from the birth of a common Indian till the end of his life, the importance of Mother Ganga, the provider of salvation, is very high. It is good that you are in Uttarakhand today, but your government has imposed 18 percent GST on the holy Ganga water itself. Not even once did I think that what would be the burden on those who get Ganga water supplied to their homes.
GST: CBIC wrote on social media that Ganga water and other worship materials used in worship in homes across the country have been exempted from GST. Since the implementation of GST, all these items are out of the scope of GST.
CBIC said that GST on puja materials was discussed in detail in the 14th meeting of the GST Council held on May 18-19, 2017 and in the 15th meeting held on June 3, 2017. After this it was decided to keep them out of the scope.
The Board has clearly informed the people that 0% GST on Ganga water, 0% GST on Kajal, Kumkum, 0% GST on Bindi-Sindoor and 0% GST on Ultra-Plastic is imposed by the Central Government.