Chapter XXI (Sections 143-174) of the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Act, 2017 deals with provisions related to miscellaneous provisions. Section 168 of Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (12 of 2017) provides for Power to issue instructions or directions under CGST Act 2017.
Recently, we have discussed in detail section 167 (i.e. Laying of rules, regulations and notifications) of CGST Act 2017. Today, we learn the provisions of section 168 of the CGST Act 2017. Complete Details of CGST Section 168 – Delegation of powers. You may CLICK HERE to download list of all sections of CGST Act 2017 in PDF format.
Notes on Section 168 of CGST Act 2017
Section 168 of CGST Act 2017 shall come into force on 01.07.2017 vide Notification No. 9/2017 – Central Tax, G.S.R. 658(E), dated 28.06.2017. In this note, you will learn detail of the provisions of section 168 of CGST Act 2017 read with Central GST Rules 2017.
The Board may, if it considers it necessary or expedient so to do for the purpose of uniformity in the implementation of this Act, issue such orders, instructions or directions to the central tax officers as it may deem fit, and thereupon all such officers and all other persons employed in the implementation of this Act shall observe and follow such orders, instructions or directions.
The Commissioner specified in clause (91) of section 2, sub-section (3) of section 5, clause (b) of sub-section (9) of section 25, sub-sections (3) and (4) of section 35, sub-section (1) of section 37, sub-section (2) of section 38, sub-section (6) of section 39, sub-section (5) of section 66, sub-section (1) of section 143, sub-section (1) of section 151, clause (l) of sub-section (3) of section 158 and section 167 shall mean a Commissioner or Joint Secretary posted in the Board and such Commissioner or Joint Secretary shall exercise the powers specified in the said sections with the approval of the Board.