Sanitary Napkins Exempted From GST, Women Rejoice on Social Media

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Delhi Finance Minister and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday, 21 July, said that sanitary napkins, among other things, had been exempted from the Goods and Services Taxes (GST). Sisodia’s announcement comes on the sidelines of the 28th GST Council Meet.

Sanitary napkins were taxed 12 percent tax under the one-year old GST regime, which attracted serious criticism from various quarters.Women groups across the country had carried out marches calling for GST to be slashed off in sanitary napkins.

In January, students from Gwalior had launched a campaign by writing messages on sanitary napkins to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to exempt the taxes levied on the product .

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