National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA)

National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA) - Background Context

  • The NAA has been established and constituted under the section 171 (Central Goods and Service Tax Act, 2017)
  • NAA institution safeguard the reductions in tax or input of tax credit is forwarded to the recipient, which is equivalent to the reduction in the final prices.

National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA)

Vision and Mission of National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA)

  • The National Anti -Profiteering Authority (NAA) instrument operating under GST law to scrutinize the unfair profit-making by trading community.
  • NAA core function is to safeguard GST council’s decision of reducing the rates of GST on goods and service and provision to input tax credit forward directly to benefit consumer, thus ultimately reducing the final prices of the goods and services suppliers.

Institutional Framework

The institutional framework encompases, National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA), Screening Committee in each Indian state, Standing Committee, Director General of Safeguard in the Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC).
NAA move and activities for customers get the full benefit of tax cuts

  • Regular meetings with consultation with Zonal Screening Committees and Chief Commission of Central Tax to intensify the consumer awareness programs.
  • Helpline to entertain citizen grievances and complaints against profiteering.
  • Provision for receiving complaints and grievances through email and NAA portal.
  • Association with consumer welfare organizations to ease outreach activities.
  • National Anti- Profiteering Authority (NAA) received “n” number of complaints against companies of not forwarding the full tax benefits cuts to the customers/consumers.

Important Links (External)

  1. National Anti-Profiteering Committee - Official Website.
  2. National Anti-Profiteering Committee - PIB.
  3. NAA - By National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes & Narcotics.

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