GST council agrees to keep fuel out for now

The GST Council on Friday reduced the levy on several life-saving medicines, agreed to correct the tax structure for several products – ranging from textiles and footwear to pens – and unanimously concluded that there was no need to include petrol and diesel under this tax regime for now. Finance minister Sitharaman clarified that it was the result of a high court directive which wanted the GST Council to look at the issue.Original Article

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