No GST on Gangajal Sold as Puja Samagri, Clarifies CBIC

New Delhi: The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) on Thursday clarified that there is no GST on Gangajal.

In a post on X, the CBIC said, “Gangajal is used in pooja by households across the country and puja samagri is exempt under GST… All these items have been exempt since the introduction of GST.”

The CBIC said that GST on ‘puja samagri’ was discussed in detail in the 14th and 15th meetings of the GST Council held on May 18-19, 2017 and June 3, 2017, respectively and it was decided to keep them in the exempt list.

CBIC came up with this statement because Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge in a post on X alleged that the government has imposed an 18 per cent Goods and Services Tax (GST) on Gangajal, terming it as the “height of loot and hypocrisy”.


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