Delhi High Court had the question as to whether (Why Sanitary Napkin Still in 12% GST?)bindi, sindoor, and Kajal are kept out of the ambit of the GST, for what reason can’t the sanitary napkin? Which is a very important item for women and should be free from 12% GST
Bindi, Sindoor and Kajal are kept out of the ambit of the GST, Why Sanitary Napkin Still in 12% GST?
A Bench of Acting Justice C. Hari Shankar and Chief Justice Gita Mittal. Said sanitary napkins are a need and there can’t be any clarification for exhausting them and exempting different things by getting them the class of things of necessity.
The court is also not happy with the Council of 31 GST Council. As they don’t have any women in the council.
Sanjeev Narula, the standing counsel of central government. Said that if they remove the sanitary napkin from tax of 12%, then the manufacturing company will raise the product price. The Center’s sworn statement said as raw materials for fabricating of sanitary napkins pull in GST of 18% or 12% even 12% GST on sanitary napkins there in a reversal in the GST rate structure.
We have the example somedays back government had cut of the GST rate of Restaurant from 18% to 5%. After that MC Donald and Starbucks and numbers of the restaurant had raised the price of the product. Because of cutting off rate percentage and having less profit.
As this is a very big issue in GST and rasing numbers of question. That did the council had discussed this with the Ministry of Women and Child Development before taking this decision. It is said that this topic is listed in the GST meeting of December of 14. Why Sanitary Napkin Still in 12% GST?