The GST Council’s recommendations are not binding on the Centre or the states: SC

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The Supreme Court today declared that the GST Council’s recommendations are not binding on the federal government and states. It just has persuasion power.

A court led by Justice DY Chandrachud ruled that the federal government and states had concurrent legislative powers over the Goods and Services Tax (GST). As a result, the GST council must work together to reach a workable settlement between the Centre and the States, according to the Supreme Court.

“GST council recommendations are the result of a collaborative process. It is not necessary for one of the federal subdivisions to always have a larger proportion “Read by Justice Chandrachud.

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