Slew of measures announced during 45th GST Council meeting

During the 45th Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meeting, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman extended concessional tax rates on drugs used in Covid treatment till 31 December 2021, slashed tax on cancer drugs, waived GST on import of highly expensive medicines for muscular atrophy and decided to charge services by cloud kitchens and food delivery platforms like Zomato and Swiggy a five per cent GST from 1 January 2022. However, the panel decided to continue keeping petrol and diesel out of the GST purview as subsuming the current excise duty and Value Added Tax (VAT) into one national rate would impact revenues. The GST Council has also decided to take a host of measures to streamline compliance including mandatory Aadhaar authentication for businesses to file refund claims. Among other measures, the Council announced to set up two Group of Ministers (GoMs) to examine issue of correction of inverted duty structure for major sectors and for using technology to further improve compliance, including monitoring.

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Consumer Sentiments Index
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Quarterly CapEx Aggregates
(Rs.trillion) Dec 20 Mar 21 Jun 21 Sep 21
New projects 1.50 2.20 2.55 1.11
Completed projects 0.87 1.17 0.73 0.93
Stalled projects 0.30 0.26 0.32 0.03
Revived projects 0.15 0.22 0.12 0.19
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Quarterly Financials of Listed Companies
(% change) Dec 20 Mar 21 Jun 21 Sep 21
All listed Companies
 Income 1.6 14.9 41.9 27.2
 Expenses 0.1 7.3 42.1 27.6
 Net profit 58.3 326.2 124.9 34.3
 PAT margin (%) 8.4 8.9 8.9 14.5
 Count of Cos. 4,451 4,364 4,352 320
Non-financial Companies
 Income 0.1 17.4 60.7 34.9
 Expenses -0.7 10.5 62.8 36.7
 Net profit 52.4 221.6 179.7 36.9
 PAT margin (%) 8.8 9.1 8.4 13.8
 Net fixed assets 2.3 8.9
 Current assets 4.4 28.6
 Current liabilities 0.8 9.7
 Borrowings -4.3 8.9
 Reserves & surplus 11.9 13.0
 Count of Cos. 3,299 3,252 3,251 233
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 24 Oct 2021 3:28PM
Annual Financials of All Companies
(% change) FY19 FY20 FY21
All Companies
 Income 13.3 0.2 -1.7
 Expenses 13.6 0.2 -4.3
 Net profit 15.2 -10.4 50.0
 PAT margin (%) 2.1 2.1 7.3
 Assets 9.8 8.5 12.9
 Net worth 8.5 4.5 13.7
 RONW (%) 3.8 3.5 9.0
 Count of Cos. 32,100 31,012 5,853
Non-financial Companies
 Income 14.0 -1.7 -4.1
 Expenses 14.2 -1.4 -6.2
 Net profit 21.2 -21.2 37.6
 PAT margin (%) 2.9 2.3 6.8
 Net fixed assets 5.6 10.0 2.6
 Net worth 7.9 2.1 11.6
 RONW (%) 6.4 4.9 9.9
 Debt / Equity (times) 1.0 1.1 0.7
 Interest cover (times) 2.3 1.9 3.7
 Net working capital cycle (days) 74 81 70
 Count of Cos. 25,659 24,739 4,261
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 19 Oct 2021 1:55PM