Comprehensive GST Amendments Effective from October 1, 2019

Central Government amends notification 1/2017-Central Tax (Rate) under CGST Act, 2017.

Changes recommended by the Council to enhance tax structure and streamline regulations.

Schedule-wise amendments include alterations in tax rates for various goods and services. Notable changes: inclusion of "Marine Fuel 0.5% (FO)" and "Wet grinder consisting of stone as grinder".

Amendments also cover woven and non-woven bags, rail locomotives, and synthetic stones, among others.

Gunjan Kumar Verma, Under Secretary to the Government of India, issues the notification. Aimed at refining GST framework to promote economic growth and compliance.