Manpower supply of housekeeping, cleaning, security, etc. to Govt. Colleges is not exempt from GST: AAR

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Classification of services - Gujarat Goods and Services Tax Act 2017 - Manpower supply services

Case Details: Authority for Advance Rulings, Gujarat Sankalp Facilities and Management Services (P.) Ltd., In re - [2021] 133 39 (AAR - GUJARAT)

Judiciary and Counsel Details

    • Sanjay Saxena and Arun Richard, Member
    • Abhishek Khatri, CA for the Applicant.

Facts of the Case

The applicant was engaged in the business of providing manpower supply for housekeeping, cleaning, security, data entry operators etc. It filed application for advance ruling to determine whether it would be liable to pay GST on manpower services provided to the Government colleges.

AAR Held

The Authority for Advance Ruling observed that the scope of exemption made available at Sl. No. 66(b) of Notification No. 12/2017 – Central Tax (Rate), excludes from its purview Colleges providing education above higher secondary schooling. Since, no specific exemption available for these services provided to Government colleges, therefore, GST would be liable to be paid on these services provided to all Government colleges providing education services of above higher secondary level.

Case Review

    • Doypack Systems (P.) Ltd. v. Union of India 1988 (36) ELT 201(SC) (para 19) distinguished.

List of Cases Referred to

Income Tax Returns 2021-22

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