Rule 124 of CGST Rules 2017: Appointment/ Salary of Chairman/ Members of Anti-Profiteering Authority

Rule 124 of ‘Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Rules 2017’: Appointment, Salary, Allowances and other Terms and Conditions of Service of the Chairman and Members of the Authority (Anti-Profiteering)

Provisions under Rule 124 of the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Rules, 2017 relating to “Appointment, Salary, Allowances and other Terms and Conditions of Service of the Chairman and Members of the Authority (Anti-Profiteering)”, are as under:

CGST Rule 124: Appointment, Salary, Allowances and other Terms and Conditions of Service of the Chairman and Members of the Authority (Chapter-XV: Anti-Profiteering) 

(1) The Chairman and Members of the Authority shall be appointed by the Central Government on the recommendations of a Selection Committee to be constituted for the purpose by the Council.

(2) The Chairman shall be paid a monthly salary of Rs. 2,25,000 (fixed) and other allowances and benefits as are admissible to a Central Government officer holding posts carrying the same pay:

Provided that where a retired officer is selected as a Chairman, he shall be paid a monthly salary of Rs. 2,25,000 reduced by the amount of pension.

[(3) The Technical Member shall be paid a monthly salary and other allowances and benefits as are admissible to him when holding an equivalent Group ‘A’ post in the Government of India:

Provided that where a retired officer is selected as a Technical Member, he shall be paid a monthly salary equal to his last drawn salary reduced by the amount of pension in accordance with the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission, as accepted by the Central Government.] $1

(4) The Chairman shall hold office for a term of two years from the date on which he enters upon his office, or until he attains the age of sixty-five years, whichever is earlier and shall be eligible for reappointment:

Provided that [a]$2 person shall not be selected as the Chairman, if he has attained the age of sixty-two years.

[Provided further that the Central Government with the approval of the Chairperson of the Council may terminate the appointment of the Chairman at any time.]$4

(5) The Technical Member of the Authority shall hold office for a term of two years from the date on which he enters upon his office, or until he attains the age of sixty-five years, whichever is earlier and shall be eligible for reappointment:

Provided that [a]3 person shall not be selected as a Technical Member if he has attained the age of sixty-two years.

[Provided further that the Central Government with the approval of the Chairperson of the Council may terminate the appointment of the Technical Member at any time.]$5

Amendments History:

$1. Substituted vide Notification No. 34/2017 Central Tax dt. 15 Sept. 2017

$2. Inserted vide Notification No. 14/2018 Central Tax dt. 23 March 2018

$3. Inserted vide Notification No. 14/2018 Central Tax dt. 23 March 2018

$4. Inserted vide Notification No. 34/2017 Central Tax dt. 15 Sept. 2017 but later substituted vide Notification No. 55/2017 Central Tax dt. 15 Nov. 2017

$5. Inserted vide Notification No. 34/2017 Central Tax dt. 15 Sept. 2017 but later substituted vide Notification No. 55/2017 Central Tax dt. 15 Nov. 2017

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Above information is based on Updated Compilation of “CGST Rules 2017” (as amended upto 9 Oct. 2018) shared by CBIC (i.e. as notified/ amended upto 9 Oct. 2018 by the CBIC). For detailed/ official information and/or subsequent updates, please refer relevant Notifications.

It may be noted that Rules 27 to 138 (pertaining to various Chapters) of the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Rules, 2017 were initially notified by CBIC (CBEC) vide CGST (2nd Amendment) Rules, 2017 Notification No. 10/2017 Central Tax dt. 28 June 2017, applicable w.e.f. 1 July 2017 (or as may be specified in respective Rules).

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