This court direct the Goods and Services Tax Council to take an appropriate decision regarding inclusion of petrol and diesel under the GST regime.
Petrol and diesel under the GST ----- The petitioner filed Public Interest Litigation and prayed for directions to the respondents to include petrol and diesel under the GST regime. The petitioner has submitted representation to the Special Secretary, Office of the GST Council Secretariat, New Delhi to recommend inclusion of petrol and diesel under the GST regime. The respondent counsel submitted that inclusion or deletion of GST is a policy decision. Further, submitted that no mandamus can be issued to the GST Council to take any decision. He further submitted that Union of India is the competent authority to take a decision on the above said issue.
Held that:- The Hon’ble High Court directed the GST Council to forward representation dated 7.6.2021 to the Union of India, to take an appropriate decision within a period of six weeks.