CGST Rule 133 – Order of the Authority [Updated 2019]

CGST Rule 133 – Order of the Authority

Rule 133 (1)

The Authority shall, within a period of three months from the date of the receipt of the report from the [1][Director General of Anti-profiteering] determine whether a registered person has passed on the benefit of the reduction in the rate of tax on the supply of goods or services or the benefit of input tax credit to the recipient by way of commensurate reduction in prices.

Rule 133 (2)

An opportunity of hearing shall be granted to the interested parties by the Authority where any request is received in writing from such interested parties.

Rule 133 (3)

[2][Where the Authority determines that a registered person has not passed on the benefit of the reduction in the rate of tax on the supply of goods or services or the benefit of input tax credit to the recipient by way of commensurate reduction in prices, the Authority may order-

(a) reduction in prices;

(b) return to the recipient, an amount equivalent to the amount not passed on by way of commensurate reduction in prices along with interest at the rate of eighteen per cent. from the date of collection of the higher amount till the date of the return of such amount or recovery of the amount including interest not returned, as the case may be;

(c) [the deposit of an amount equivalent to fifty per cent. of the amount determined under the above clause in the Fund constituted under section 57 and the remaining fifty per cent. of the amount in the Fund constituted under section 57 of the Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 of the concerned State, where the eligible person does not claim return of the amount or is not identifiable];

(d) imposition of penalty as specified under the Act; and

(e) cancellation of registration under the Act.

[Explanation: For the purpose of this sub-rule, the expression, “concerned State” means the State in respect of which the Authority passes an order.”]

Rule 133 (4)

[3][If the report of the [4][Director General of Anti-profiteering] referred to in sub-rule (6) of rule 129 recommends that there is contravention or even non-contravention of the provisions of section 171 or these rules, but the Authority is of the opinion that further investigation or inquiry is called for in the matter, it may, for reasons to be recorded in writing, refer the matter to the [5][Director General of Anti-profiteering] to cause further investigation or inquiry in accordance with the provisions of the Act and these rules.]


[1] Substituted for the words “Director General of Safeguards” by the Central Goods and Services Tax (Seventh Amendment) Rules, 2018 w.e.f. 12.06.2018 – Date of Amendment : 06-07-2018, Effective from : 12-06-2018, Retrospective Effect : Yes

[2] Sub-rule (3) substituted by the Central Goods and Services Tax (Fifth Amendment) Rules, 2018 w.e.f. 13.06.2018. Prior to its substitution, sub-rule (3) read as under :

“(3) Where the Authority determines that a registered person has not passed on the benefit of the reduction in the rate of tax on the supply of goods or services or the benefit of input tax credit to the recipient by way of commensurate reduction in prices, the Authority may order-

(a) reduction in prices;

(b) return to the recipient, an amount equivalent to the amount not passed on by way of commensurate reduction in prices along with interest at the rate of eighteen per cent. from the date of collection of the higher amount till the date of the return of such amount or recovery of the amount including interest not returned, as the case may be, in case the eligible person does not claim return of the amount or is not identifiable, and depositing the same in the Fund referred to in section 57;

(c) imposition of penalty as specified under the Act; and

(d) cancellation of registration under the Act.” – Date of Amendment : 13-06-2018, Effective from : 13-06-2018, Retrospective Effect : No

[3] Inserted by the Central Goods and Services Tax (Third Amendment) Rules, 2018 w.e.f. 23/03/2018. – Date of Amendment : 23-03-2018, Effective from : 23-03-2018, Retrospective Effect : No

[4] Substituted for the words “Director General of Safeguards” by the Central Goods and Services Tax (Seventh Amendment) Rules, 2018 w.e.f. 12.06.2018 – Date of Amendment : 06-07-2018,    Effective from : 12-06-2018, Retrospective Effect : Yes

[5] Substituted for the words “Director General of Safeguards” by the Central Goods and Services Tax (Seventh Amendment) Rules, 2018 w.e.f. 12.06.2018 – Date of Amendment : 06-07-2018, Effective from : 12-06-2018, Retrospective Effect : Yes

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