Provisions under Rule 132 of the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Rules, 2017 relating to “Power to Summon Persons to give Evidence and Produce Documents (Anti-Profiteering)”, are as under:
CGST Rule 132: Power to Summon Persons to give Evidence and Produce Documents (Chapter-XV: Anti-Profiteering)
(1) The Authority,
Director General of Safeguards Director General of Anti-profiteering, or an officer authorised by him in this behalf, shall be deemed to be the proper officer to exercise the power to summon any person whose attendance he considers necessary either to give evidence or to produce a document or any other thing under section 70 and shall have power in any inquiry in the same manner, as provided in the case of a civil court under the provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (5 of 1908).
(2) Every such inquiry referred to in sub-rule (1) shall be deemed to be a judicial proceedings within the meaning of sections 193 and 228 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860).
1. In CGST Rule 132, the text ‘Director General of Safeguards’ substituted with the text ‘Director General of Anti-profiteering’ at one place vide Notification 29/2018 Central Tax dt. 06/07/2018 w.e.f. 12/06/2018.
2. In sub-rule (1) the text ‘Authority’ inserted vide Notification 31/2019 Central Tax dt. 28/06/2019.
Note: The CGST Rules 2017 along with the prescribed Forms were initially notified vide Central Tax Notifications 3/2017 dt. 19/06/2017 (Rule 1 to 26), 10/2017 dt. 28/06/2017 (Rules 27 to 138) and 15/2017 dt. 01/07/2017 (Rules 139 to 162). These Rules/ Forms were subsequently amended by CBIC through various Notifications issued from time to time. Information on this page is a Rule-wise compilation of Amendments made by all such Notifications, with best possible efforts for accuracy. In any case, E&OE. For official/ updated information, please visit CBIC website.
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