Section 4 of CGST Act 2017: Appointment of Officers

Provisions under Section 4 of the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Act, 2017 relating to “Appointment of Officers”, are as under:

Section 4 of CGST Act 2017: Appointment of Officers (CHAPTER II – ADMINISTRATION)

(1) The Board may, in addition to the officers as may be notified by the Government under section 3, appoint such persons as it may think fit to be the officers under this Act.

(2) Without prejudice to the provisions of sub-section (1), the Board may, by order, authorise any officer referred to in clauses (a) to (h) of section 3 to appoint officers of central tax below the rank of Assistant Commissioner of central tax for the administration of this Act.

Amendments History:

1. CBEC notifies 22nd June 2017 as the Commencement date for Section 4 of the CGST Act 2017, vide Notification 1/2017 Central Tax.

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Govt. has notified the CGST Act, 2017 on 12th April, 2017, which has subsequently been amended through the CGST (Extension to J&K) Act 2017, Finance Act 2018, CGST Amendment Act 2018, Finance (No. 2) Act 2019, Finance Act 2020, Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation of Certain Provisions) Ordinance 2020. Further, CBEC/ CBIC has also issued various Notifications from time to time, relating to the commencement date of various Sections/ Provisions in the respective CGST/ Amendment Acts, wherever required.

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