If you love feasting on parottas or parathas, then you would not like this news.
The government of India has said that anyone who dines our for parottas will now have to pay 18 per cent GST on the same as they are not “rotis”. Rotis, however, continues to remain under 5 per cent GST slab.
Bengaluru firm ID Fresh Foods was told by a special court that its products – whole wheat parotta and Malabar parotta with a shelf life of three-five days – were not ready-to-eat as they needed to be heated before they are consumed, meaning they will continue to be taxed at 18 per cent.
As per Entry 99A in Schedule I of 2017 GST Notifications, five percent GST on sale of goods is only applicable to products classified under Tariff Headings of either 1905 or 2106 or are either roti, khakra or plain chappatti. And parottas were taken out of it.
As it happened #HandsOfPorotta began trending on twitter. Many came forward to allege that how parottas are still a staple for many, especially in the southern states and such inclusion by Authority for Advanced Ruling is not acceptable.