There is a distortion between the decision taken on bricks and blocks of fly ash at the 47th meeting of the GST Council held in June this year and the subsequent notifications issued by the government, say N. Bhanumathidas and N. Kalidas, fly ash brick contractors.
In a letter to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on the eve of his visit to the city on Thursday, Ms. Bhanumathidas and Mr. Kalidas, while thanking her for her decision to reduce the GST on fly ash bricks to the concessional rate of 5 % at the 47th GST Council meeting, noted that thousands of micro-entrepreneurs across the country had celebrated the decision.
The minutes of the meeting were clearly mentioned in the Press Information Office (PB) statement, but in the subsequent notification there was a discrepancy from the minutes of the meeting of the advice, as the prime rate of 5% fly ash bricks was not clearly mentioned in the notification. They noted that no clarification was provided by the CBIC regarding this deficiency.
Mr. Kalidas investigated whether the distortion occurred without the knowledge or knowledge of the Minister of Finance. He called on the finance minister to address the issue when he visits the city on Friday.
Meanwhile, a response received by RTI candidate Gaurav Bansal from the GST Council Secretariat on September 28 indicates that the minutes of the 47th GST Council meeting are awaiting approval by the relevant authority. Upon such approval, the minutes of the meeting would be posted in the public domain on the Board’s website.