Shanti Prime Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Advance Ruling — Registration — The Applicant is a non-profit organisation set up by the Central Government under Clause 17 of the Iron & Steel (Control) Order vide SO 1567 dated 07/04/1971. The Government of India has since modified the composition and functions of the Applicant from time to time. Notification No. 4(5)/03-DI dated 18/08/2008 of the Ministry of Steel re-defines role and composition of the Applicant, which is further modified vide Notification No. 4(17)/2016 - SDI dated 13/04/2017. Apart from six members from the Iron & Steel industry, representing both the Public and the Private sectors, and one each, from the Railway Board, Export Promotion Council and Indian Statistical Institute, the Committee is chaired by a Joint Secretary, Ministry of Steel, Government of India. The Applicant declares that it has not been registered under any of the repealed Acts and wants a ruling on whether it is required to be registered under the CGST / WBGST Act, 2017. Authority for Advance Ruling, West Bengal held that:—Based on information furnished along with the Application and the material presented at the time of Personal Hearing, it is, therefore, held that the Applicant is engaged exclusively in supplying goods and services that are wholly exempt from tax, and, therefore, not liable to be registered in accordance with the provisions under section 23(1) of the GST Act, subject to the condition that the Applicant is not otherwise liable to pay tax under the Reverse Charge mechanism under Section 9(3) of the GST Act or 5(3) of the IGST Act. 51 TUD 19 (AAR-WB)