In reference to the update in the trailing e-mail, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution (“Ministry”) has extended the permission to display the revised MRP due to implementation of GST for a further period of three months, i.e. up to 31st December, 2017.
According to the previous Circular dated 4th July, 2017, manufacturers, packers or importers of pre-packaged commodities had been permitted to declare the revised retail sale price on the unsold stock manufactured / packed / imported prior to 1st July, 2017, after including the increased tax amount in addition to the existing MRP for a period of 3 months i.e. till 30th September, 2017. Considering the requests received from stakeholder, the Ministry has further extended the permission till 31st December, 2017.
Source: Press Information Bureau