SC to hear transfer of PILs against GST on sanitary napkins

SC to hear transfer of PILs against GST on sanitary napkins

SC to hear transfer of PILs against GST on sanitary napkins

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider a plea filed by the Union government to transfer separate PILs that challenged the  imposition of GST on sanitary napkins before different high courts, to the apex court.

A three-judge bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud posted the transfer petition filed by the Centre for consideration on January 22.

Additional Solicitor General Pinky Anand and senior advocate V Mohana, representing the Union government, submitted that two separate PILs – before the Delhi and Bombay High Court – have been filed in the matter, that should either be transferred to one high court or to the apex court.

A Mumbai-based NGO Shetty Women Welfare Association has challenged the  imposition of 12%   GST on sanitary napkins before the Bombay High Court that has issued a  notice to the Union government.

A similar PIL was earlier filed before the Delhi High Court.