Challenge to GST on Mobility Aids for Disabled : Supreme Court issues Notice

Saurav Datta August 22 2017

On August 21, a Supreme Court Bench of Chief Justice JS Khehar and Justice DY Chandrachud issued notice to the Centre in a petition filed by noted disability rights activist Nipun Malhotra, challenging the levy of GST on mobility aids for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs).

Argued by Advocate Jai A Dehadrai and drawn by Advocate Manisha Ambwani, the petition contends that the imposition of GST on mobility aids used by disabled citizens is violative of the Fundamental Rights guaranteed . . .

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