GST Council recommends Phased Roll-out of Biometric based Aadhaar Authentication for GST Registration on Pan-India Basis

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The Goods and Service Tax ( GST ) Council recommends a phased roll-out of biometric-based Aadhaar authentication for GST registration on a pan-India basis.

The Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman presided over the 53rd meeting of the GST Council today (22nd June 2024) at New Delhi with Revenue Secretary and CBIC Chairman. The meeting commenced at 2:00 PM, however, the Finance Minister addressed the public in the evening.

The roll-out of the biometric authentication system will be done in a phased manner and apart from helping curb ITC frauds, it will also strengthen the registration process in GST, the Ministry of Finance said in a release.

There have been very good inputs coming out of it. This will help us combat fraudulent input tax credit claims made through fake invoices in some cases. So the GST council has recommended to roll-out biometric-based Aadhaar authentication of registration of applicants on an all India basis in a phased manner.”

The GST Council recommended to roll-out the biometric-based Aadhaar authentication of registration applicants on pan-India basis in a phased manner. This will strengthen the registration process in GST and will help in combating fraudulent input tax credit ( ITC ) claims made through fake invoices.

Here’s what Nirmala Sitharam said

  • Council recommended to prescribe 12% GST on all solar cookers whether it has a single or dual energy source.
  • Services provided by Indian Railways to the common man, sale of platform tickets, facility of retiring rooms, waiting rooms, cloakroom services, battery operated car services are being exempted from GST.
  • Council recommended to prescribe a uniform rate of 12% on all milk cans meaning steel, iron, aluminium which are irrespective of the use.
  • The council also recommended a uniform GST rate of 12% on all carton boxes and cases of both corrugated and non-corrugated paper and paper board.

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