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RS. 466 LAKH GST COLLECTION REIMBUSED UNDER SEVA BHOJ SCHEME DURING LAST  THREE YEARS

Posted On: 20 JUL 2023 7:11PM by PIB Delhi

It has been the constant endeavour of the Ministry of Culture to promote all the schemes including Seva Bhoj and raise its awareness through various platforms viz. website of the Ministry, social media platforms etc. so that benefit of the scheme reaches to the eligible beneficiaries situated all across the country. The details of the amount of GST collection reimbursed under the SevaBhoj Scheme during the last 3 years is given as under:

 

            Rs. (in lakhs)

2020-21

2021-22

2022-23

169.00

154.00

143.00

Under the Seva Bhoj Yojana, Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) and Central Government’s share of Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) paid on purchase of specific raw food items by the eligible Charitable/Religious Institutions for distributing free food to public are reimbursed to the organizations by the Government of India through the concerned GST Authority. The following procedure is adopted to ensure transparency and accountability in the utilization of funds granted under the Seva Bhoj Scheme:-

 

(i)  Upon registration with Darpan Portal of NITI Aayog, the Charitable/Religious Institutions enroll and submit their application in CSMS Portal of the Ministry of Culture.

(ii)  After enrolment with the Ministry of Culture, the applicant submits its application along with a copy of the registration certificate issued by the Ministry of Culture to the nodal Central Tax Officer in their concerned State/UT.

(iii) The nodal Central Tax Officer on receipt of the application and registration certificate generates a Unique Identity Number (UIN).

(iv)  Thereafter, the concerned GST Authority forward the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) and Central Government’s share of Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) claims verified and passed by them in respect of the eligible Charitable/Religious Institutions to the Ministry for releasing the same.

(v) The Ministry provides fund to the concerned GST Authority who further reimburses to these Charitable/Religious Institutions.

This reply was given by Minister of Culture, Tourism and Development of North-Eastern Region Shri G Kishan Reddy in Rajya Sabha today.

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