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CGST Rules - Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017

Rule 128

Examination of application by the Standing Committee and Screening Committee

This rule was made and amended vide the following notifications
Central Tax Notification No. 31/2019 (dated 28th June 2019)

(1) The Standing Committee shall, within a period of two months from the date of the receipt of a written application 1within such extended period not exceeding a further period of one month for reasons to be recorded in writing as may be allowed by the Authority, in such form and manner as may be specified by it, from an interested party or from a Commissioner or any other person, examine the accuracy and adequacy of the evidence provided in the application to determine whether there is prima-facie evidence to support the claim of the applicant that the benefit of reduction in the rate of tax on any supply of goods or services or the benefit of input tax credit has not been passed on to the recipient by way of commensurate reduction in prices.

(2) All applications from interested parties on issues of local nature 2or those forwarded by the Standing Committee shall first be examined by the State level Screening Committee and the Screening Committee shall 3within two months from the date of receipt of a written application, or within such extended period not exceeding a further period of one month for reasons to be recorded in writing as may be allowed by the Authority, upon being satisfied that the supplier has contravened the provisions of section 171, forward the application with its recommendations to the Standing Committee for further action.

1 Inserted in Central Goods and Services Tax (Fourth Amendment) Rules, 2019, vide Notification No.31/2019 Central Tax (dated 28th June 2019)
2Inserted in Central Goods and Services Tax (Fourth Amendment) Rules, 2019, vide Notification No.31/2019 Central Tax (dated 28th June 2019)
3Inserted in Central Goods and Services Tax (Fourth Amendment) Rules, 2019, vide Notification No.31/2019 Central Tax (dated 28th June 2019)