GST Amendment: Electrically Operated Vehicles Exempted for Local Authorities

Central Government amends notification 12/2017-Central Tax (Rate) under CGST Act, 2017. Amendments made based on Council recommendations to serve public interest.

Addition of clause (aa) exempts electrically operated vehicles for local authorities.

Effective from August 1, 2019, this aims to encourage eco-friendly transportation.

Electrically operated vehicles defined under Chapter 87 of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975. Gunjan Kumar Verma, Under Secretary to the Government of India, issues the notification.

The move aligns with government initiatives for sustainable development and clean energy.