After A Year-Long Criticism, Sanitary Napkins Are Finally Exempt From GST

GST Council exempts sanitary napkins from taxation.

NEW DELHI: Sanitary napkins have been exempted from the Good and Services Tax (GST), Maharashtra finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said on Saturday after a meeting of the GST Council.

Sanitary napkins were taxed at 12 per cent tax under the one-year old GST regime, which attracted serious criticism from various quarters.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the 28th GST Council meeting, the minister also said that tax on bamboo has been slashed to 12 per cent.

People lauded this much-welcome decision by the government and expressed their acknowledgment and appreciation on social media. 

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