With lower GST rates coming into force from today, Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan directed state enforcement officers to ensure that benefits are passed on to consumers.
As many as 178 items of daily use have been shifted from the top tax bracket of 28 per cent to 18 per cent, while a uniform 5 per cent tax was prescribed for all restaurants, both air- conditioned and non-AC.
The central revenue department has already issued relevant notifications to effect the changes from today.
"The reduced GST rates are effective from today. We have activated state legal metrology officers to ensure the rate cuts are passed on to the consumers," Paswan told
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