Section 1 of UTGST Act 2017: Short Title, Extent and Commencement

Provisions under Section 1 of the Union Territory Goods and Services Tax (UTGST) Act, 2017 relating to “Short Title, Extent and Commencement”, are as under:

Section 1 of UTGST Act 2017: Short Title, Extent and Commencement (CHAPTER I – PRELIMINARY)

(1) This Act may be called the Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017.

(2) It extends to the Union territories of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Ladakh, Chandigarh and other territory. [Refer Note 2]

(3) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint:

Provided that different dates may be appointed for different provisions of this Act and any reference in any such provision to the commencement of this Act shall be construed as a reference to the coming into force of that provision.

Amendments History:

1. CBEC notifies 22/06/2017 as the Commencement date for Section 1 of the UTGST Act 2017, vide UT Tax Notification 1/2017 dt. 21/06/2017.

2. In sub-section (2), the text “Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Ladakh” substituted for the text “Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu” vide section 136 of the Finance Act 2020: GOI Notification dt. 27/03/2020.

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Note: The UTGST Act, 2017 has been notified vide GOI Notification dt. 12/04/2017, which has subsequently been amended  through UTGST (Amendment) Act, 2018, Finance Act, 2019, Finance Act, 2020, Finance Act, 2021, including various Notifications issued by the Govt./ CBIC from time to time, relating to the commencement dates of various Sections/ Provisions in the respective UTGST/ Amendment Acts, wherever required. Information on this page is a Section-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.

CBIC Updates (GST)
GST Circulars, Notifications, Press Releases, Orders, etc. issued by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) in different years, along with Section-wise/ Rule-wise Text of GST Acts/ Rules:
CGST: CGST Act/ Definitions, CGST Rules
IGST: IGST Act/ Definitions, IGST Rules
UTGST: UTGST Act/ Definitions, UTGST Rules
CBIC Circulars (CGST/ IGST/ UTGST): 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
CBIC Central Tax (CGST) Notifications: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
CBIC Central Tax Rate (CGST Rate) Notifications: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
CBIC Integrated Tax (IGST) Notifications: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
CBIC Integrated Tax Rate (IGST Rate) Notifications: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
CBIC UT Tax (UTGST) Notifications: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
CBIC UT Tax Rate (UTGST Rate) Notifications: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
CBIC Compensation Cess Notifications: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
CBIC Compensation Cess Rate Notifications: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
CBIC Orders (CGST/ IGST/ UTGST): 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
CBIC Press Releases: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
Note: For Official/ updated copy, please visit the CBIC website.

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