Buying portable phones will now become high. The central government has decided to increase GST on this on Saturday. In the GST Council meeting, it has been decided to increase GST on mobile phones from 12 to 18 per cent. Giving information about the decision on Saturday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, “It has been decided to increase the GST from 12 to 18 per cent on mobile phones and other special devices.”
There was already a possibility of increasing GST on mobile phones. It was already believed that the central government is preparing to increase the GST rate from 12 to 18 per cent. However, many organizations had demanded the Central Government not to do so.
CAT and All India Mobile Retailers Association (AIMRA) sent letters to the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister. There was a demand not to increase GST on mobile phones. The organization argues that currently, the increase in GST will affect the retailers besides the customers.This decision of the central government may be overshadowed by mobile companies. This industry is already suffering from the worldwide coronavirus including China. Due to Corona, work in Chinese companies is stalled, due to which the availability of mobile phones is less.