Circular No. 30/4/2018-CGST, (F.No.354/1/2018-TRU), Clarification on supplies made to the Indian Railways classifiable under any chapter, other than Chapter 86 – regarding.


Circular No. 30/4/2018-GST
F.No.354/1/2018-TRU
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
(Tax Research Unit)
*****
North Block, New Delhi
Dated, 25 January, 2018
To
Principal Chief Commissioners/Principal Directors General,
Chief Commissioners/Directors General,
Principal Commissioners/Commissioners,
All under CBEC.
Madam/Sir,
Subject: Clarification on supplies made to the Indian Railways classifiable under any chapter, other
than Chapter 86 – regarding.
Representations have been received that certain suppliers are making supplies to the railways
of items classifiable under any chapter other than chapter 86, charging the GST rate of 5%.
2. The matter has been examined. Vide notification No. 1/2017 –Central Tax (Rate) dated 28th
June, 2017, read with notification No. 5/2017-Central Tax (Rate) dated 28th June, 2017, goods
classifiable under Chapter 86 are subjected to 5% GST rate with no refund of unutilised input tax
credit (ITC). Goods classifiable in any other chapter attract the applicable GST, as specified under
notification No. 1/2017 –Central Tax (Rate) dated 28th June, 2017 or notification No.2/2017-Central
Tax (Rate) dated 28th June, 2017.
3. The GST Council during its 25th meeting held on 18th January, 2018, discussed this issue and
recorded that a clarification regarding applicable GST rates on various supplies made to the Indian
Railways may be issued.
4. Accordingly, it is hereby clarified that
• only the goods classified under Chapter 86, supplied to the railways attract 5% GST
rate with no refund of unutilised input tax credit and
• other goods [falling in any other chapter], would attract the general applicable GST
rates to such goods, under the aforesaid notifications, even if supplied to the railways.
Yours faithfully,
(Mahipal Singh)
Technical Officer (TRU)
Email: mahipal.singh1980@gov.in

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