Section 151 of GST Act: Power to collect statistics

Amended and updated notes on section 151 of CGST Act, 2017. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to power to collect statistics.

Amended and updated notes on section 151 of CGST Act, 2017. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to power to collect statistics.

Chapter XXI (Sections 143174) of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 deals with the provisions related to miscellaneous. Section 151 of CGST 2017 provides for power to collect statistics.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 150 (Obligation to furnish information return) of CGST Act 2017. Today, we learn the provisions of section 151 of Central GST Act 2017.

Section 151 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 has been notified by the Ministry of Finance vide Notification No. 1/2017-Central Tax, G.S.R. 605(E), dated 19.06.2017. This notification was come into force from 22nd June, 2017 i.e. the commencement date of section 151 is 22-6-2017.

Name of ActThe Central Goods and Services Tax Act 2017
Enacted byParliament of India
Administered byCentral Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs
Governing bodyGST Council
Number of Chapters21
Number of Sections174
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Chapter No.XXI
Chapter NameMiscellaneous
Section No.151
Section NamePower to collect statistics
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Section 151 of Central GST – Power to collect statistics1

Section 151 of CGST Act 2017 shall come into force on 22.06.2017 vide Notification No. 1/2017-Central Tax, G.S.R. 605(E), dated 19.06.2017.

Section 151(1) of CGST Act

Section 151(1): The Commissioner may, if he considers that it is necessary so to do, by notification, direct that statistics may be collected relating to any matter dealt with by or in connection with this Act.

Section 151(2) of CGST Act

Section 151(2): Upon such notification being issued, the Commissioner, or any person authorised by him in this behalf, may call upon the concerned persons to furnish such information or returns, in such form and manner as may be prescribed, relating to any matter in respect of which statistics is to be collected.

  1. Section 151 of CGST Act 2017 shall come into force on 22.06.2017 vide Notification No. 1/2017-Central Tax, G.S.R. 605(E), dated 19.06.2017. ↩︎


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