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Case Name : In re Tirupati Construction (GST AAR Gujarat)
Appeal Number : Advance Ruling No. GUJ/GAAR/R/2022/25
Date of Judgement/Order : 18/04/2022
Related Assessment Year :
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In re Tirupati Construction (GST AAR Gujarat)

Whether the activity of composite supply of works contract service by way of construction of Construction of Fire Station And Staff Quarters at T.P.S NO – 42 (BHIMRAD), F.P NO-65, in SWZ(A) at Bhimrad, Surat, for the Surat Municipal Corporation and as detailed in Work Order-North Zone/Out/879 dated 26.02.2019 entered in to by the applicant supplier and the said local authority recipient i.e. Surat Municipal Corporation, merits classification at Serial Number 3(vi)(a) of Notification Number 11/2017 – Central Tax(Rate) dated : 28.06.2017 (hereinafter referred to as the said NT) , as amended from time to time and last amended by Notification Number 21/2012-Central Tax(Rate) dated 31.12.2021 w.e.f. 01.01.2022?

Held by AAR

We find that the subject contract is for the construction of immovable property wherein transfer of property in goods is involved in the execution of subject contract. We hold that subject supply is Works Contract Service. The Supply comprises supply of school building, school hostel, college hostel, Principal’s bungalow and staff quarters. We hold subject supply is a composite supply of works contract service. We find that the service recipient is Government of Gujarat (GoG).

We note that vide Explanation to Serial No 3(vi) of said NT, ‘business’ shall not include any activity or transaction undertaken by the State Government in which they are engaged as public authorities. Thereby we find this activity undertaken by GoG out of the purview of business, as described at sr no 3(vi)(a) of Said NT. Also, School building is a structure meant for use as an educational establishment as described at entry at Sr no 3(vi)(b)(i) of said NT; and supply of Staff Quarters is covered at 3(vi)(c) of said NT.

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