Provisions under Section 57 of the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Act, 2017 relating to “Consumer Welfare Fund”, are as under:
Section 57 of CGST Act 2017: Consumer Welfare Fund (CHAPTER XI – REFUNDS)
The Government shall constitute a Fund, to be called the Consumer Welfare Fund and there shall be credited to the Fund,—
(a) the amount referred to in sub-section (5) of section 54;
(b) any income from investment of the amount credited to the Fund; and
(c) such other monies received by it,
in such manner as may be prescribed.
1. CBEC notifies 1st July 2017 as the Commencement date for Section 57 of the CGST Act 2017, vide Notification 9/2017 Central Tax.
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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