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Chapter III

REGISTRATION

9. Verification of the application and approval.-

(1) The application shall be forwarded to the proper officer who shall examine the application and the accompanying documents and if the same are found to be in order, approve the grant of registration to the applicant within a period of 6[Seven] working days from the date of submission of the application.

7[Provided that where-

  (a) a person, other than a person notified under sub-section (6D) of section 25, fails to undergo authentication of Aadhaar number as specified in sub-rule (4A) of rule 8 or does not opt for authentication of Aadhaar number; or

  (b) the proper officer, with the approval of an officer authorised by the Commissioner not below the rank of Assistant Commissioner, deems it fit to carry out physical verification of places of business,    

the registration shall be granted within thirty days of submission of application, after physical verification of the place of business in the presence of the said person, in the manner provided under rule 25 and verification of such documents as the proper officer may deem fit]

(2) Where the application submitted under rule 8 is found to be deficient, either in terms of any information or any document required to be furnished under the said rule, or where the proper officer requires any clarification with regard to any information provided in the application or documents furnished therewith, he may issue a notice to the applicant electronically in FORM GST REG-03 within a period of 8[Seven] working days from the date of submission of the application and the applicant shall furnish such clarification, information or documents electronically, in FORM GST REG-04, within a period of seven working days from the date of the receipt of such notice.

 

9[Provided that where-

   (a) a person, other than a person notified under sub-section (6D) of section 25, fails to undergo authentication of Aadhaar number as specified in sub-rule (4A) of rule 8 or does not opt for authentication of Aadhaar number; or   

   (b) the proper officer, with the approval of an officer authorised by the Commissioner not below the rank of Assistant Commissioner, deems it fit to carry out physical verification of places of business,

the notice in FORM GST REG-03 may be issued not later than thirty days from the date of submission of the application.]

Explanation.- For the purposes of this sub-rule, the expression "clarification" includes modification or correction of particulars declared in the application for registration, other than Permanent Account Number, State, mobile number and e-mail address declared in Part A of FORM GST REG-01.

(3) Where the proper officer is satisfied with the clarification, information or documents furnished by the applicant, he may approve the grant of registration to the applicant within a period of seven working days from the date of the receipt of such clarification or information or documents.

(4) Where no reply is furnished by the applicant in response to the notice issued under sub-rule (2) or where the proper officer is not satisfied with the clarification, information or documents furnished, he 3may, for reasons to be recorded in writing, reject such application and inform the applicant electronically in FORM GST REG-05.

10[(5) If the proper officer fails to take any action, -

    (a) within a period of seven working days from the date of submission of the application in cases where the person is not covered under proviso to sub-rule (1); or

    (b) within a period of thirty days from the date of submission of the application in cases where a person is covered under proviso to sub-rule (1); or

    (c) within a period of seven working days from the date of the receipt of the clarification, information or documents furnished by the applicant under sub-rule (2),

the application for grant of registration shall be deemed to have been approved.]

 

 

Note-

1.Inserted by Notification no 16/2020 by Central Tax dated 23/03/2020 w.e.f 1-4-2020 

2. Substituted by Notification dated 20th August, 2020 w.e.f 21st August, 2020

Following proviso

1 Provided that where a person, other than those notified under sub-section (6D) of section 25, fails to undergo authentication of Aadhaar number as specified in sub-rule (4A) of rule 8, then the registration shall be granted only after physical verification of the principle place of business in the presence of the said person, not later than sixty days from the date of application, in the manner provided under rule 25 and the provisions of sub-rule (5) shall not  be applicable in such cases.

Shall be substituted namely

“Provided that where a person, other than a person notified under sub-section (6D) of section 25, fails to undergo authentication of Aadhaar number as specified in sub-rule (4A) of rule 8 or does not opt for authentication of Aadhaar number, the registration shall be granted only after physical verification of the place of business in the presence of the said person, in the manner provided under rule 25

Provided further that the proper officer may, for reasons to be recorded in writing and with the approval of an officer not below the rank of Joint Commissioner, in lieu of the physical verification of the place of business, carry out the verification of such documents as he may deem fit.”

3.Substituted by Notification dated 20th August, 2020

Following word

"shall"

shall be substituted namely,

may

4.Substituted by Notification dated 20th August, 2020

Following sub rule

(5) If the proper officer fails to take any action, -

(a) within a period of three working days from the date of submission of the application; or

(b) within a period of seven working days from the date of the receipt of the clarification, information or documents furnished by the applicant under sub-rule (2),

the application for grant of registration shall be deemed to have been approved.

shall be substituted namely

“(5) If the proper officer fails to take any action, -

(a) within a period of three working days from the date of submission of the application in cases where a person successfully undergoes authentication of Aadhaar number or is notified under subsection (6D) of section 25; or

(b) within the time period prescribed under the proviso to sub-rule (2), in cases where a person, other than a person notified under sub- section (6D) of section 25, fails to undergo authentication of Aadhaar number as specified in sub-rule (4A) of rule 8; or

(c) within a period of twenty one days from the date of submission of the application in cases where a person does not opt for authentication of Aadhaar number; or

(d) within a period of seven working days from the date of the receipt of the clarification, information or documents furnished by the applicant under sub-rule (2),

the application for grant of registration shall be deemed to have been approved.”.

5.Inserted by Notification dated 20th August, 2020

6. Substituted by Notification No. 94/2020- The Central Goods and Services Tax (Fourteenth Amendment) Rules, 2020 dated 22nd December, 2020.

In sub-rule(1) After the words “applicant within a period of”, for the word-

three

The Following word shall be substituted-

"Seven".

7. Substituted by Notification No. 94/2020- The Central Goods and Services Tax (Fourteenth Amendment) Rules, 2020 dated 22nd December, 2020.

In sub-rule(1), for the proviso-

2Provided that where a person, other than a person notified under sub-section (6D) of section 25, fails to undergo authentication of Aadhaar number as specified in sub-rule (4A) of rule 8 or does not opt for       authentication of Aadhaar number, the registration shall be granted only after physical verification of the place of business in the presence of the said person, in the manner provided under rule 25

Provided further that the proper officer may, for reasons to be recorded in writing and with the approval of an officer not below the rank of Joint Commissioner, in lieu of the physical verification of the place of business, carry out the verification of such documents as he may deem fit.”

The following shall be substituted-

“Provided that where-

  (a) a person, other than a person notified under sub-section (6D) of section 25, fails to undergo authentication of Aadhaar number as specified in sub-rule (4A) of rule 8 or does not opt for authentication of Aadhaar number; or

  (b) the proper officer, with the approval of an officer authorised by the Commissioner not below the rank of Assistant Commissioner, deems it fit to carry out physical verification of places of business,

the registration shall be granted within thirty days of submission of application, after physical verification of the place of business in the presence of the said person, in the manner provided under rule 25 and verification of such documents as the proper officer may deem fit.”

8. Substituted by Notification No. 94/2020- The Central Goods and Services Tax (Fourteenth Amendment) Rules, 2020 dated 22nd December, 2020.

In sub-rule(2), for the word-

three

The following word shall be substituted-

"Seven"

9. Substituted by Notification No. 94/2020- The Central Goods and Services Tax (Fourteenth Amendment) Rules, 2020 dated 22nd December, 2020.

In sub-rule(2), for the proviso-

5Provided that where a person, other than a person notified under sub-section (6D) of section 25, fails to undergo authentication of Aadhaar number as specified in sub-rule (4A) of rule 8 or does not opt for authentication of Aadhaar number, the notice in FORM GST REG-03 may be issued not later than twenty one days from the date of submission of the application

The Following proviso shall be substituted-

“Provided that where-

   (a) a person, other than a person notified under sub-section (6D) of section 25, fails to undergo authentication of Aadhaar number as specified in sub-rule (4A) of rule 8 or does not opt for authentication of Aadhaar number; or   

   (b) the proper officer, with the approval of an officer authorised by the Commissioner not below the rank of Assistant Commissioner, deems it fit to carry out physical verification of places of business,

the notice in FORM GST REG-03 may be issued not later than thirty days from the date of submission of the application.”;

10. Substituted by Notification No. 94/2020- The Central Goods and Services Tax (Fourteenth Amendment) Rules, 2020 dated 22nd December, 2020.

for sub-rule(5), for the following sub-rule-

4(5) If the proper officer fails to take any action, -

(a) within a period of three working days from the date of submission of the application in cases where a person successfully undergoes authentication of Aadhaar number or is notified under subsection (6D) of section 25; or

(b) within the time period prescribed under the proviso to sub-rule (2), in cases where a person, other than a person notified under sub- section (6D) of section 25, fails to undergo authentication of Aadhaar number as specified in sub-rule (4A) of rule 8; or

(c) within a period of twenty one days from the date of submission of the application in cases where a person does not opt for authentication of Aadhaar number; or

(d) within a period of seven working days from the date of the receipt of the clarification, information or documents furnished by the applicant under sub-rule (2),

the application for grant of registration shall be deemed to have been approved.”.

The following shall be substituted-

“(5) If the proper officer fails to take any action, -

    (a) within a period of seven working days from the date of submission of the application in cases where the person is not covered under proviso to sub-rule (1); or

    (b) within a period of thirty days from the date of submission of the application in cases where a person is covered under proviso to sub-rule (1); or

    (c) within a period of seven working days from the date of the receipt of the clarification, information or documents furnished by the applicant under sub-rule (2),

the application for grant of registration shall be deemed to have been approved.”.