GST Council meet: List of items that will become cheaper

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced that GST rate on 27 items have been reduced.

GST Council meet: List of items that will become cheaper

New Delhi: Eating out is set to become cheaper with the GST council in-principle agreeing to reduce the GST rate from the current 18 percent to 12 percent.

Addressing the media after 22nd GST Council meeting in Delhi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday announced reduction in GST rate on 27 items.

Check out what will become cheaper

S. No. Description Present GST Rate GST Rate Recommended by the GST Council
1. Mangoes sliced dried 12% 5%
2. Khakra and plain chapati / roti 12% 5%
3. Food preparations put up in unit containers and intended for free distribution to economically weaker sections of the society under a programme duly approved by the Central Government or any State Government, subject to specified conditions 18% 5%
4. Namkeens other than those put up in unit container and, - (a) bearing a registered brand name; or (b) bearing a brand name on which an actionable claim or enforceable right in a court of law is available [other than those where any actionable claim or enforceable right in respect of such brand name has been foregone voluntarily 12% 5%
5. Imposing GST only on the net quantity of superior kerosene oil [SKO] retained for the manufacture of Linear Alkyl Benzene 18% 18% [Clarification to be issued]
6. Ayurvedic, Unani, Siddha, Homeopathy medicines, other than those bearing a brand name 12% 5%
7. Poster Colour 28% 18%
8. Modelling paste for children amusement 28% 18%
9. Plastic waste, parings or scrap 18% 5%
10. Rubber waste, parings or scrap 18% 5%
11. Hard Rubber waste or scrap 28% 5%
12. Paper waste or scrap 12% 5%
13. Duty credit scrips 5% Nil
14. Sewing thread of manmade filaments, whether or not put up for retail sale 18% 12%
15. All synthetic filament yarn, such as nylon, polyester, acrylic, etc. 18% 12%
16. All artificial filament yarn, such as viscose rayon, Cuprammonium, 18% 12%
17. Sewing thread of manmade staple fibres 18% 12%
18. Yarn of manmade staple fibres 18% 12%
19. Real Zari 12% 5%
20. All goods falling under heading 6802 [other than those of marble and granite or those which attract 12% GST] 28% 18%
21. Cullet or other waste or scrap of Glass 18% 5%
22. Fittings for loose-leaf binders or files, letter clips, letter corners, paper clips, indexing tags and similar office articles, of base metal; staples in strips (for example, for offices, upholstery, packaging), of base metal 28% 18%
23. Plain Shaft Bearing 28% 18%
24. Parts suitable for use solely or principally with fixed Speed Diesel Engines of power not exceeding 15HP 28% 18%
25. Parts suitable for use solely or principally with power driven pumps primarily designed for handling water, namely, centrifugal pumps (horizontal and vertical), deep tube-well turbine pumps, submersible pumps, axial flow and mixed flow vertical pumps 28% 18%
26. E-Waste 28%/18% 18%
27. Biomass briquettes 18% 5%


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