Section 2(119) of CGST Act: Meaning of “Works Contract”

Section 2(119) of CGST Act: Meaning of “Works Contract”

As per Section 2(119) of the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Act, 2017, unless the context otherwise requires, the term “works contract” has been defined, as under

Section 2(119) of CGST Act: Definition of “Works Contract” (CHAPTER I – PRELIMINARY)

“works contract” means a contract for building, construction, fabrication, completion, erection, installation, fitting out, improvement, modification, repair, maintenance, renovation, alteration or commissioning of any immovable property wherein transfer of property in goods (whether as goods or in some other form) is involved in the execution of such contract.


The Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) 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 Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) (Amendment) Act, 2018 on 30 Aug. 2018. However, commencement date of amended provisions of various Sections is to be separately notified by CBIC, except where specifically mentioned in the CGST Amendment Act, 2018 itself.

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