Section 3 in The Central Goods and Services Tax Act

Title: Officers under this Act

Description: The Government shall, by notification, appoint the following classes of officers for the purposes of this Act, namely:–– Principal Chief Commissioners of Central Tax or Principal Directors General of Central Tax Chief Commissioners of Central Tax or Directors General of Central Tax, Principal Commissioners of Central Tax or Principal Additional Directors General of Central Tax Commissioners of Central Tax or Additional Directors General of Central Tax Additional Commissioners of Central Tax or Additional Directors of Central Tax Joint Commissioners of Central Tax or Joint Directors of Central Tax, Deputy Commissioners of Central Tax or Deputy Directors of Central Tax, Assistant Commissioners of Central Tax or Assistant Directors of Central Tax, and any other class of officers as it may deem fit: Provided that the officers appointed under the Central Excise Act, 1944 shall be deemed to be the officers appointed under the provisions of this Act.

Title: Appointment of officers

Description: (1) The Board may, in addition to the officers as may be notified by the Government under section 3, appoint such persons as it may think fit to be the officers under this Act (2) Without prejudice to the provisions of sub-section (1), the Board may, by order, authorise any officer referred to in clauses (a) to (h) of section 3 to appoint officers of central tax below the rank of Assistant Commissioner of central tax for the administration of this Act.

Title: Powers of officers

Description: (1) Subject to such conditions and limitations as the Board may impose, an officer of central tax may exercise the powers and discharge the duties conferred or imposed on him under this Act. (2) An officer of central tax may exercise the powers and discharge the duties conferred or imposed under this Act on any other officer of central tax who is subordinate to him. (3) The Commissioner may, subject to such conditions and limitations as may be specified in this behalf by him, delegate his powers to any other officer who is subordinate to him. (4) Notwithstanding anything contained in this section, an Appellate Authority shall not exercise the powers and discharge the duties conferred or imposed on any other officer of central tax.

Title: Authorisation of officers of State tax or Union territory tax as proper officer in certain circumstances

Description: (1) Without prejudice to the provisions of this Act, the officers appointed under the State Goods and Services Tax Act or the Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Act are authorised to be the proper officers for the purposes of this Act, subject to such conditions as the Government shall, on the recommendations of the Council, by notification, specify (2) Subject to the conditions specified in the notification issued under sub-section (1),–– where any proper officer issues an order under this Act, he shall also issue an order under the State Goods and Services Tax Act or the Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Act, as authorised by the State Goods and Services Tax Act or the Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Act, as the case may be, under intimation to the jurisdictional officer of State tax or Union territory tax; where a proper officer under the State Goods and Services Tax Act or the Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Act has initiated any proceedings on a subject matter, no proceedings shall be initiated by the proper officer under this Act on the same subject matter. (3) Any proceedings for rectification, appeal and revision, wherever applicable, of any order passed by an officer appointed under this Act shall not lie before an officer appointed under the State Goods and Services Tax Act or the Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Act.

Title: Scope of supply

Description: (1) For the purposes of this Act, the expression “supply” includes–– all forms of supply of goods or services or both such as sale, transfer, barter, exchange, licence, rental, lease or disposal made or agreed to be made for a consideration by a person in the course or furtherance of business; the activities specified in Schedule I, made or agreed to be made without a consideration; and the activities to be treated as supply of goods or supply of services as referred to in Schedule II. (2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1),–– activities or transactions specified in Schedule III; or such activities or transactions undertaken by the Central Government, a State Government or any local authority in which they are engaged as public authorities, as may be notified by the Government on the recommendations of the Council, shall be treated neither as a supply of goods nor a supply of services. (3) Subject to the provisions of sub-sections (1) and (2), the Government may, on the recommendations of the Council, specify, by notification, the transactions that are to be treated as— a supply of goods and not as a supply of services; or a supply of services and not as a supply of goods.