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Service Tax Department Name Changed to Reflect GST
Aug 20, 2015

The intense political wrangling may have put the passage of Goods and Service Tax (GST) Bill  this monsoon session in cloud, but that is not stopping the government to ready the paraphernalia to implement the Act from the word go.

  • The government has renamed Directorate General of Service Tax (DGST) as Directorate General of Goods and Service Tax (DGGST) with effect from August 1, 2015.

  • It has decided to shift the headquarters of DGGST to Delhi from Mumbai. 

  • The post of principal DG has been shifted to the national capital.

  • All records of DGST, Mumbai, will continue to be maintained in the existing office till instructions regarding their transfer are issued. 

  • The cadre controlling principal chief commissioner Mumbai will make suitable arrangements like ensuring that charge DDO, DGST is held by a DDO in. 

  • The DDO will be based in Delhi.

  • All records of DGST Mumbai will continue to be maintained in the existing office till instructions regarding their transfer are issued. It is further decided that the staff posted in the DGST, since their services are being placed on loan basis to other formations, will continue to draw their salaries from DGST.

  • The GST Bill which was first introduced by the earlier UPA government has seen several twists and turns over the years. It was expected to be passed during the ongoing Parliamentary session. However, with opposition parties leading a logjam, it passage is not certain.

  • The GST Bill is aimed at simplifying the tax system by unifying most indirect taxes of the central and state governments.


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