June 1, 2018 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh: The Centre on Friday decided to provide special financial assistance to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) to offset the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on langar. The help would be provided under the Sewa Bhoj Yojana, notes a report in The Tribune (TT).
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has been demanding waiver of GST on langar.
The Punjab government has already announced to waive off its share in GST on langar.
Importantly, the GST is not served on food served in langars itself, but is charged on the purchase of raw materials used to prepare the food.
The SGPC has reportedly paid over Rs 2-crore GST on langar items.
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