I am a GST registered vendor. The company turn over is almost nil. For late filing of GST in the early times ( the system lacked clarity and not at all user friendly in the initial stages) I have paid over 50,000 as late fee charges as a law abiding citizen.. I am still fighting for refund . I have represented to PM cell also. The mail was forwarded to the concerned department. there is no follow up.
Meantime i received a notification that i have to pay some more thousands as late fee charges .The explanation given is that waiver of late fee for the period is only for those filed later than a specified date. The policy of punishing the ones who attempted to file earlier with penalty and rewarding those who never cared and waiting for waiver is laughable, unethical ,immoral and will not stand the normal law. The only faith of the officers is that people with limited means can not approach courts and even if they approach the relief will not come in their life time.
I do not know how the officers are acting so funnily without care to note such small things. (the pity is that they are the most intelligent lot in our country.) more