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‘Disabled Person Needs to Pay 5% Tax To Walk’: Plea In SC Against GST On Disability Equipment

The Supreme Court heard a writ petition challenging the imposition of Goods and Services Tax(GST) on products meant for the aid of persons with disabilities(Nipun Malhotra v Union of India). ‘A normal person need not pay tax for walking. But a disabled person needs to pay 5% tax for walking’ : Senior Advocate Pinaki Mishra, appearing for the petitioner, submitted before a bench comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud, Indu Malhotra and Indira Banerjee.