Rule 2 of CGST Rules 2017: Definitions

Provisions under Rule 2 of the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Rules, 2017 relating to “Definitions”, are as under:

CGST Rule 2: Definitions (Chapter-I: Preliminary) 

In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires,-

(a) “Act” means the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (12 of 2017);

(b) “FORM” means a Form appended to these rules;

(c) “section” means a section of the Act;

(d) “Special Economic Zone” shall have the same meaning as assigned to it in clause (za) of section 2 of the Special Economic Zones Act, 2005 (28 of 2005);

(e) words and expressions used herein but not defined and defined in the Act shall have the meanings respectively assigned to them in the Act.


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 CGST Rules 1 to 26 (pertaining to Chapters on items, like 'Preliminary', 'Composition' and 'Registration') were initially notified by CBIC vide Notification No. 3/2017 Central Tax dt. 19 June 2017, applicable w.e.f. 22 June 2017 (or as may be specified in respective Rules).

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