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.

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