No proposal to exempt sanitary pads from GST, government tells Lok Sabha

The union government has informed Lok Sabha that there is no proposal to exempt sanitary napkins from GST. Women’s organisation and legislatures across the country had protested against the government's decision

No proposal to exempt sanitary pads from GST, government tells Lok SabhaIn a written reply in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Finance, Shiv Pratap Shukla has informed the Parliament that at present, there is no proposal to exempt sanitary napkins from Goods and Service Tax (GST)   In India, according to a National Family Health Survey, 62 per cent of women between the ages of 15 to […]

Tax-free sanitary pad is every woman’s right, Supriya Sule

Sanitary napkin which is the necessity of every woman is currently in the 12% GST slab. Moreover, tax-free sanitary pads are very woman’s right, said Supriya Sule, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP. She attacked Modi government by saying that this government has failed to solve the problems of women. Also, she is protesting for tax-free sanitary pads

Tax-free sanitary pad is every woman’s right, Supriya SuleRecently, Supriya Sule, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP tweeted, “Women’s health, cleanliness and the facilities should not be the government’s medium of generating revenue. Tax-free sanitary pad is every woman’s right. We will put forward these demands amongst the people.”#NoGSTForSanitaryPads. She attacked Modi government by saying that this government has failed to solve the problems of women. […]

Women lawmakers should raise voice for #TaxFreePad 

Speaking exclusively to My Medical Mantra the senior IPS officer opines that sanitary napkins should be tax- free, and women law makers should raise this issue

Women lawmakers should raise voice for #TaxFreePad Union government’s decision to tax sanitary napkins 12% under GST has not gone well for the women activist. As the chorus grows for #TaxFreePad Monica Bhardwaj an IPS officer of 2009 batch, AGMUT cadre has come in ahead raising a key question if condoms can be free, sanitary napkins can at least be tax-free. Speaking […]

#TaxFreePad chorus grows on the eve of World Menstruation Hygiene Day

Working women say, when we talk about making sanitary napkins tax free we have to consider its penetration level amongst masses. We need to understand that Sanitary napkins are not luxury items. The government talks about woman empowerment but on the other hand they have taxed sanitary pads. Taxing it under GST is huge step back in women empowerment

#TaxFreePad chorus grows on the eve of World Menstruation Hygiene DayWorld Menstruation Hygiene Day will be observed on Sunday, May 28. In India menstruation hygiene remains one of the most important yet neglected health concerns. This year the day could not be more significant in Indian context because recently 12 per cent tax Good and Service Tax (GST) has been levied on the sanitary napkins […]

Maha CM’s Wife bats for #TaxFreePad, to raise issue with CM Fadnavis

Speaking exclusively to My Medical Mantra, Amruta Fadnavis, wife of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has also demanded complete exemption of sanitary napkins from this tax

Maha CM’s Wife bats for #TaxFreePad, to raise issue with CM Fadnavis  As the central government has levied 12 per cent Goods and Service Tax (GST) on sanitary napkins. In the final meeting of the GST council on June 3, the final tax limits are expected to be decided. The growing demand to exempt sanitary napkins from GST has gained potential, as many social workers and […]

Make sanitary napkins tax free Pune’s ‘Periodman’ writes to Arun Jaitley

Menstrual bleeding is not a voluntary act, neither is it a luxury. There are millions of women in the country for whom sanitation pad is still not an affordable commodity. Taxing them under GST will be unfair and discriminatory. Social worker Pravin Nikam who was selected for state youth award and known as ‘Period Man’ who has worked ceaselessly in the field of menstrual hygiene 

Make sanitary napkins tax free Pune’s ‘Periodman’ writes to Arun JaitleyEven though the expense associated with menstrual hygiene products is as unavoidable as menstruation itself, the government is planning to make it even more expensive by adding it as a taxed commodity under Goods and Services (GST). To oppose the same, Pune based social worker, Pravin Nikam, has written to Arun Jaitley requesting 100 per […]