India's Press Information Bureau has published a release on the recommendations of the 48th meeting of India's GST Council. One of the key recommendations is for decriminalization under GST, which includes:
Another important recommendation concerns the implementation of recommendations made in the 47th GST Council meeting in regard to supplies of goods or services through an electronic commerce operator. It is noted that the GST Council had granted approval in-principle for allowing unregistered suppliers and composition taxpayers to make intra-state supply of goods through E-Commerce Operators (ECOs), subject to certain conditions. The scheme was to be tentatively implemented with effect from 1 January 2023, but considering the time required for the development of the requisite functionality on the portal as well as for providing sufficient time for preparedness by the ECOs, the Council has now recommended that the scheme be implemented with effect from 1 October 2023.