Section 11 - Power to grant exemption from tax of CGST ACT, 2017

       11. (1) Where the Government is satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so
to do, it may, on the recommendations of the Council, by notification, exempt generally, either
absolutely or subject to such conditions as may be specified therein, goods or services or
both of any specified description from the whole or any part of the tax leviable thereon with
effect from such date as may be specified in such notification.
           (2) Where the Government is satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to
do, it may, on the recommendations of the Council, by special order in each case, under
circumstances of an exceptional nature to be stated in such order, exempt from payment of tax
any goods or services or both on which tax is leviable.
        (3) The Government may, if it considers necessary or expedient so to do for the
purpose of clarifying the scope or applicability of any notification issued under
sub-section (1) or order issued under sub-section (2), insert an explanation in such
notification or order, as the case may be, by notification at any time within one year of
issue of the notification under sub-section (1) or order under sub-section (2), and every
such explanation shall have effect as if it had always been the part of the first such
notification or order, as the case may be.
       Explanation.––For the purposes of this section, where an exemption in respect of
any goods or services or both from the whole or part of the tax leviable thereon has been
granted absolutely, the registered person supplying such goods or services or both shall
not collect the tax, in excess of the effective rate, on such supply of goods or services or
both.

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