Section 1 of UTGST Act 2017: Short Title, Extent and Commencement
Provisions under Section 1 of the Union Territory Goods and Services Tax (UTGST) Act, 2017 relating to “Short Title, Extent and Commencement”, are as under:
Section 1 of UTGST Act 2017: Short Title, Extent and Commencement (CHAPTER I – PRELIMINARY)
(1) This Act may be called the Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017.
(2) It extends to the Union territories of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Chandigarh and other territory.
(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 Union Territory Goods and Services Tax (UTGST) 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 Union Territory Goods and Services Tax (UTGST) (Amendment) Act, 2018 on 30 Aug. 2018. Further, CBIC has separately notified the commencement date of provisions of various Sections of the UTGST (Amendment) Act 2018 vide Notification No. 1/2019 Union Territory Tax dt. 29 Jan. 2019 , except for sections where the date of commencement is different from 1 Feb. 2019 and has specifically been mentioned in the UTGST Amendment Act, 2018 itself.