Section 1 of CGST Act 2017: Short Title, Extent and Commencement
Provisions under Section 1 of the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Act, 2017 relating to “Short Title, Extent and Commencement”, are as under:
Section 1 of CGST Act 2017: Short Title, Extent and Commencement (CHAPTER I – PRELIMINARY)
(1) This Act may be called the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017.
(2) It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir.
(3) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint:
Provided that different dates may be appointed for different provisions of this Act and any reference in any such provision to the commencement of this Act shall be construed as a reference to the coming into force of that provision.
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.