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Title Seeks to insert explanation in an item in notification No. 11/2017 Central Tax (Rate) by exercising powers conferred under section 11(3) of CGST Act, 2017.
Number 17/2018
Date 26-07-2018
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1) In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (3) of section 11 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (12 of 2017), the Central Government, on the recommendations of the Council, and on being satisfied that it is necessary so to do for the purpose of clarifying the scope and applicability of the notification of the Government of India, in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) No.11/2017- Central Tax (Rate), dated the 28thJune, 2017, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 690(E), dated the 28th June, 2017, hereby inserts following Explanation in the said notification, in the Table, against serial number 3, in column (3), in item (vi), namely:-

“Explanation. - For the purposes of this item, the term ‘business’ shall not include any activity or transaction undertaken by the Central Government, a State Government or any local authority in which they are engaged as public authorities.”.

2) This notification shall come into force with effect from 27th of July, 2018.