Section 157 of GST – Protection of action taken under this Act

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Section 157 of GST – Protection of action taken under this Act

Statutory provision

Section 157 of GST

(1) No suit, prosecution or other legal proceedings shall lie against the President, State President, Members, officers or other employees of the Appellate Tribunal or any other person authorised by the said Appellate Tribunal for anything which is in good faith done or intended to be done under this Act or the rules made thereunder.

(2) No suit, prosecution or other legal proceedings shall lie against any officer appointed or authorised under this Act for anything which is done or intended to be done in good faith under this Act or the rules made thereunder.

Analysis and Updates

Introduction

This Section protects the GST officers and officers of GST Tribunal from legal proceedings in respect of acts done in good faith.

Analysis

Immunity from any legal or departmental proceedings is provided to the GST officers and officers of the Tribunal for the acts done in good faith under the provisions of this Act. Actions taken in exercise of official functions cannot result in liability devolving on the officers. It is this protection that officers enjoy while exercising authority vested in the law without fear or favour.

Related provisions

Statute Section / Rule / Form Description QRemarks
CGST Section 156 Deemed as public servants All officers performing any function under this Act are designated as ‘public servants’.
CGST Section 158 Disclosure of information by a public servant None

FAQs

Q1. Can the department proceed against the officer for passing any adjudication order?

Ans. No, the department cannot take any action against the officer who has discharged his duty in good faith.

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