Wednesday 18 November 2015


In his speech for Budget 2015-16 the Hon’ble Minister of Finance said that "Swachh Bharat is not only a programme of hygiene and cleanliness but, at a deeper level, a programme for preventive health care, and building awareness". Since then we all were awaiting the date from which this cess is going to be enforced. At last on 6th of Nov. 2015 Central Government issued Notification No. 21/2015-Service Tax whereby announced 15th of Nov. 2015 as the date for enforcement of Swachh Bharat Cess. 
A step further, Central Government has also cleared the doubts in the mind of general public about the utilization of the fund created out of Swachh Bharat Cess. It has been promised that the proceeds of the SBC will be credited to the Consolidated Fund of India, and the Central Government may, after due appropriation made by Parliament, utilize such sums of money of the SBC for the purposes of financing and promoting Swachh Bharat initiatives or for any other purpose relating thereto.

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