Section 5 of UTGST Act 2017: Powers of Officers

Section 5 of UTGST Act 2017: Powers of Officers

Provisions under Section 5 of the Union Territory Goods and Services Tax (UTGST) Act, 2017 relating to “Powers of Officers”, are as under:

Section 5 of UTGST Act 2017: Powers of Officers (CHAPTER II – ADMINISTRATION)

(1) Subject to such conditions and limitations as the Commissioner may impose, an officer of the Union territory tax may exercise the powers and discharge the duties conferred or imposed on him under this Act.

(2) An officer of a Union territory tax may exercise the powers and discharge the duties conferred or imposed under this Act on any other officer of a Union territory tax who is subordinate to him.

(3) The Commissioner may, subject to such conditions and limitations as may be specified in this behalf by him, delegate his powers to any other officer subordinate to him.

(4) Notwithstanding anything contained in this section, an Appellate Authority shall not exercise the powers and discharge the duties conferred or imposed on any other officer of Union territory tax.

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The Union Territory Goods and Services Tax (UTGST) Act, 2017 was notified by Govt. on 12 April, 2017 and CBIC has notified the commencement date for various Sections/ Provisions thereof from time to time. Subsequently, Govt. has notified the Union Territory Goods and Services Tax (UTGST) (Amendment) Act, 2018 on 30 Aug. 2018. Further, CBIC has separately notified the commencement date of provisions of various Sections of the UTGST (Amendment) Act 2018 vide Notification No. 1/2019 Union Territory Tax dt. 29 Jan. 2019, except for sections where the date of commencement is different from 1 Feb. 2019 and has specifically been mentioned in the UTGST Amendment Act, 2018 itself.

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