West Bengal Governments New GST Amendment

The Government of West Bengal on 16th July 2024, revised the minimum wages of various scheduled employment.

The following are the key points:

The minimum rates of wages for the employees employed in 30 (thirty) Scheduled Employments in the state of West Bengal shall be effective in the period from 1st July 2024 to 31st December 2024.

Haryana Government Issues New GST Amendment

The Government of Haryana on July 15th 2024, amended an older notification No.36/ST-2, dated June 30th ,2017, related to agricultural farm produce. This update changes how agricultural produce is treated under GST, particularly focusing on how large quantities are packaged and labelled.
A new additional statement has been added to clarify the rules. The new proviso states that if you’re supplying agricultural produce in packages larger than 25 kilograms or 25 liters, these packages won’t be considered “pre-packaged and labelled” under the GST rules.

Government Of Bihar Issues New GST Notification

he Government of Bihar on 15th July 2024 amended an older notification No.2/2017-State Tax (Rate), dated 29th June ,2017 that affects how agricultural produce is packaged and taxed under the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
The new amendment specifically targets the packaging of agricultural produce. If agricultural produce is packaged in quantities greater than 25 kilograms or 25 litres , it will not be considered as PRE-PACKAGED and LABELLED under GST rules.

Draft Rules On Radar Equipment For The Measurement Of The Speed Of Vehicles

These draft rules called as Legal Metrology (General) (Amendment) Rules, 2024 state that all radar equipment for measuring vehicle speed must be verified and stamped within one year of installation. The construction requirements specify that the radar indicators must be easily readable and the speed range should cover 30 km/h to 150 km/h. Additionally, the radar must be well-built for sufficient strength and stability

MoCAFPD Issues Draft Rules On Moisture Meters For Cereal Grains And Oilseeds

These rules apply to digitally indicating automatic grain moisture meters that directly display moisture content and outline the requirements for approval of grain moisture meters used in commercial transactions of cereal grains and oilseeds. These rules address the storage of measurement data, including authenticity and integrity requirements for legally relevant external data.

Revised BIS standards for boilers and road vehicles

The Bureau of Indian Standards vide circular dated 1st January, 2024 has issued revised standards, date of commencement of new standards and due date for withdrawal of existing standards with regard to certain products.

Consultative Committee of Ministry of Steel meets to discuss first ever initiative to introduce labeling and branding of steel sector’s products

The Consultative Committee meeting for the Ministry of Steel was convened to discuss the progress on the first-of-its kind novel initiative by the Ministry of Steel and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to introduce branding and labelling of ‘Made-in-India’ steel products in the global market. Apart from making Indian steel products more attractive to buyers, this would also ensure standardized quality of goods.