Re look GST on solar sector, HC tells panel

The Delhi High Court has directed the Goods and Services Tax Council to review the tax structure for solar power projects. The decision was in response to a writ filed by the Solar Power Development Association, which had challenged the latest tax formulation for solar power generating systems unveiled on January 1. 

The court has asked the GST Council to relook at the mater in consultation with the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs and the ministry of new and renewable energy.

It has given the government two months to revert and scheduled the next hearing in August. Between divergent AARs and an ad hoc basis of fixing a presumptive valuation between goods and service, the solar sector has had a chaotic induction into GST (order) holds out hope of a quick and definitive solution to this long-standing problem of the solar industry, said Rohan Shah, the counsel who represented the industry.