The Kerala High Court on Monday has issued notice to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on a plea seeking to include petrol and diesel prices under the purview of GST.
The court asked the council to inform it why petrol and diesel prices were not included in the ambit of the GST. The court’s order came on hearing a Public Interest Litigation.
A division bench headed by Chief Justice S Manikumar has asked the council to respond within 10 days.
On 17th September 2021, the GST council had decided to continue keeping petrol and diesel out of the GST ambit, saying that subsuming the current excise duty and Value Added Tax into one national rate would impact revenues.