After two years of arduous attempts, a Kota-based engineer received Rs 33 as refund from the Indian Railways which charged him the amount as service tax despite him cancelling the ticket prior to the implementation of GST.
The ticket was booked in April 2017, before the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), and subsequently cancelled. It was booked for a journey on July 2, 2017, a day after the new tax regime came into force.
Sujeet Swami, the 30-year-old engineer, had been fighting the battle to obtain a refund of Rs 35 from the IRCTC for the cancellation of a Kota-Delhi train ticket but received the amount after deduction of Rs 2. Read More