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GST - THE CONSTITUTION (ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY SECOND AMENDMENT) BILL 2014 - AS PASSED BY LOK SABHA

Dated:- 12-5-2015 - THE CONSTITUTION (ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY SECOND AMENDMENT) Bill, 2014 A BILL further to amend the Constitution of India. BE it enacted by Parliament in the Sixty-sixth Year of the Republic of India as follows:- Short title and commencement. 1. (1) This Act may be called the Constitution (One Hundredth Amendment) Act, 2015. (2) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint, and different dates may be appoi .....

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ry State, have power to make laws with respect to goods and services tax imposed by the Union or by such State. (2) Parliament has exclusive power to make laws with respect to goods and services tax where the supply of goods, or of services, or both takes place in the course of inter-State trade or commerce. Explanation.-The provisions of this article, shall, in respect of goods and services tax referred to in clause (5), of article 279A, take effect from the date recommended by the Goods and Se .....

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clause (1), after the words with respect to , the words, figures and letter goods and services tax provided under article 246A or shall be inserted. Amendment of article 268. 6. In article 268 of the Constitution, in clause (1), the words and such duties of excise on medicinal and toilet preparations shall be omitted. Omission of article 268A. 7. Article 268A of the Constitution, as inserted by section 2 of the Constitution (Eighty-eighth Amendment) Act, 2003 shall be omitted. Amendment of arti .....

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levied and collected by the Government of India and such tax shall be apportioned between the Union and the States in the manner as may be provided by Parliament by law on the recommendations of the Goods and Services Tax Council. Explanation.-For the purposes of this clause, supply of goods, or of services, or both in the course of import into the territory of India shall be deemed to be supply of goods, or of services, or both in the course of inter-State trade or commerce. (2) Parliament may, .....

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nd services tax levied and collected by the Government of India, except the tax apportioned with the States under clause (1) of article 269A, shall also be distributed between the Union and the States in the manner provided in clause (2). . Amendment of article 271. 11. In article 271 of the Constitution, after the words in those articles , the words, figures and letter except the goods and services tax under article 246A, shall be inserted. Insertion of new article 279A. 12. After article 279 o .....

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on Minister of State in charge of Revenue or Finance................. Member; (c) the Minister in charge of Finance or Taxation or any other Minister nominated by each State Government.................... Members. (3) The Members of the Goods and Services Tax Council referred to in sub-clause (c) of clause (2) shall, as soon as may be, choose one amongst themselves to be the Vice-Chairperson of the Council for such period as they may decide. (4) The Goods and Services Tax Council shall make reco .....

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and services may be exempted from goods and services tax; (e) the rates including floor rates with bands of goods and services tax; (f) any special rate or rates for a specified period, to raise additional resources during any natural calamity or disaster; (g) special provision with respect to the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand; and (h) any other matter relating to the goods and serv .....

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for goods and services. (7) One half of the total number of Members of the Goods and Services Tax Council shall constitute the quorum at its meetings. (8) The Goods and Services Tax Council shall determine the procedure in the performance of its functions. (9) Every decision of the Goods and Services Tax Council shall be taken at a meeting, by a majority of not less than three-fourths of the weighted votes of the members present and voting, in accordance with the following principles, namely:- .....

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y procedural irregularity of the Council not affecting the merits of the case. (11) The Goods and Services Tax Council may decide about the modalities to resolve disputes arising out of its recommendation. . Amendment of article 286. 13. In article 286 of the Constitution,- (i) in clause (1),- (A) for the words the sale or purchase of goods where such sale or purchase takes place , the words the supply of goods or of services or both, where such supply takes place shall be substituted; (B) in su .....

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of goods, or services or both except taxes on the supply of the alcoholic liquor for human consumption; ; (ii) after clause (26), the following clauses shall be inserted, namely:- (26A) Services means anything other than goods; (26B) State with reference to articles 246A, 268, 269, 269A and 279A includes a Union territory with Legislature; . Amendment of article 368. 15. In article 368 of the Constitution, in clause (2), in the proviso, in clause (a), for the words and figures article 162 or art .....

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17. In the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution,- (a) in List I - Union List,- (i) for entry 84, the following entry shall be substituted, namely:- 84. Duties of excise on the following goods manufactured or produced in India, namely:- (a) petroleum crude; (b) high speed diesel; (c) motor spirit (commonly known as petrol); (d) natural gas; (e) aviation turbine fuel; and (f) tobacco and tobacco products. ; (ii) entries 92 and 92C shall be omitted; (b) in List II - State List,- (i) entry 52 shall .....

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, namely:- 62. Taxes on entertainments and amusements to the extent levied and collected by a Panchayat or a Municipality or a Regional Council or a District Council. . Arrangement for assignment of additional tax on supply of goods to States for two years or such other period recommended by the Council. 18. (1) An additional tax on supply of goods, not exceeding one per cent. in the course of inter-State trade or commerce shall, notwithstanding anything contained in clause (1) of article 269A, .....

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pply originates. (3) The Government of India may, where it considers necessary in the public interest, exempt such goods from the levy of tax under sub-section (1). (4) Parliament may, by law, formulate the principles for determining the place of origin from where supply of goods take place in the course of inter-State trade or commerce. (5) For the purpose of this section, State shall have the meaning assigned to it in clause (26B) of article 366 of the Constitution. Compensation to States for .....

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iately before the commencement of this Act, which is inconsistent with the provisions of the Constitution as amended by this Act shall continue to be inforce until amended or repealed by a competent Legislature or other competent authority or until expiration of one year from such commencement, whichever is earlier. Power of President to remove difficulties. 21. (1) If any difficulty arises in giving effect to the provisions of the Constitution as amended by this Act (including any difficulty in .....

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shall be made after the expiry of three years from the date of such assent. (2) Every order made under sub-section (1) shall, as soon as may be after it is made, be laid before each House of Parliament. STATEMENT OF OBJECTS AND REASONS The Constitution is proposed to be amended to introduce the goods and services tax for conferring concurrent taxing powers on the Union as well as the States including Union territory with Legislature to make laws for levying goods and services tax on every transa .....

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posed Bill, which seeks further to amend the Constitution, inter alia, provides for- (a) subsuming of various Central indirect taxes and levies such as Central Excise Duty, Additional Excise Duties, Excise Duty levied under the Medicinal and Toilet Preparations (Excise Duties) Act, 1955, Service Tax, Additional Customs Duty commonly known as Countervailing Duty, Special Additional Duty of Customs, and Central Surcharges and Cesses so far as they relate to the supply of goods and services; (b) su .....

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on inter-State transactions of goods and services; (e) levy of an additional tax on supply of goods, not exceeding one per cent. In the course of inter-State trade or commerce to be collected by the Government of India for a period of two years, and assigned to the States from where the supply originates; (f) conferring concurrent power upon Parliament and the State Legislatures to make laws governing goods and services tax; (g) coverage of all goods and services, except alcoholic liquor for hu .....

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e issues relating to goods and services tax and make recommendations to the Union and the States on parameters like rates, exemption list and threshold limits. The Council shall function under the Chairmanship of the Union Finance Minister and will have the Union Minister of State in charge of Revenue or Finance as member, along with the Minister in-charge of Finance or Taxation or any other Minister nominated by each State Government. It is further provided that every decision of the Council sh .....

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present and voting in favour of a proposal in the Goods and Services Tax Council shall be determined as under:- WT = WC+WS Where, WT = WC+WS × SF Wherein- WT = Total weighted votes of all members in favour of a proposal. WC = Weighted vote of the Union = i.e., 33.33% if the Union is in favour of the proposal and be taken as 0 if, Union is not in favour of a proposal. WS = Weighted votes of the States in favour of a proposal. SP = Number of States present and voting. WST = Weighted votes o .....

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8th December, 2014 PRESIDENT S RECOMMENDATION UNDER ARTICLE 117 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA [Copy of letter No. S-31011/07/2014-SO(ST), dated the 18th December, 2014 from Shri Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance to the Secretary-General, Lok Sabha.] The President, having been informed of the subject matter of the proposed Bill, recommends under clauses (1) and (3) of article 117, read with clause (1) of article 274, of the Constitution of India, the introduction of the Constitution (One Hundred a .....

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