Rule 137 of CGST Rules 2017: Tenure of Authority (Anti-Profiteering)

Provisions under Rule 137 of the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Rules, 2017 relating to “Tenure of Authority (Anti-Profiteering)”, are as under:

CGST Rule 137: Tenure of Authority (Chapter-XV: Anti-Profiteering) 

The Authority shall cease to exist after the expiry of four years from the date on which the Chairman enters upon his office unless the Council recommends otherwise.

Explanation.- For the purposes of this Chapter,

(a) “Authority” means the National Anti-profiteering Authority constituted under rule 122;

(b) “Committee” means the Standing Committee on Anti-profiteering constituted by the Council in terms of sub-rule (1) of rule 123 of these rules;

(c) “interested party” includes-

a. suppliers of goods or services under the proceedings; and

b. recipients of goods or services under the proceedings;

c. any other person alleging, under sub-rule (1) of rule 128, that a registered person has not passed on the benefit of reduction in the rate of tax on any supply of goods or services or the benefit of input tax credit to the recipient by way of commensurate reduction in prices.

(d) “Screening Committee” means the State level Screening Committee constituted in terms of sub-rule (2) of rule 123 of these rules.

Amendments History:

1. Sub-clause ‘c’ of clause (c) inserted vide Notification No. 14/2018 Central Tax dt. 23 Mar. 2018.

2. Tenure of Authority amended vide Notification No. 33/2019-Central Tax dt. 18th July, 2019


It may be noted that the above information is based on Updated CGST Rules 2017 (amended upto 5th May 2020), as compiled/ shared by CBIC (i.e. as notified/ amended upto 5th May 2020 by the CBIC). However, for detailed/ official information and/ or subsequent updates, please refer relevant Notifications. E&OE

Further, it may be noted that Rules 27 to 138 (pertaining to various Chapters) of the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Rules, 2017 were initially notified by CBIC vide CGST (2nd Amendment) Rules, 2017 Notification No. 10/2017 Central Tax dt. 28 June 2017, applicable w.e.f. 1 July 2017 (or as may be specified in respective Rules).

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