Sec 156 – Persons deemed to be public servants

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    All persons discharging functions under this Act shall be deemed to be public servants within the meaning of section 21 of the Indian Penal Code.

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    156.1. Introduction
    This section proclaims that all persons discharging official functions under the CGST Act would be deemed to be public servants within the meaning of section 21 of the IPC.
    156.2. Analysis
    As the persons discharging official functions are deemed to be public servants, any offences against such persons and offences by such persons would be dealt with in accordance with IPC.
    156.3 Related provisions
    Section 21 of the IPC defines a public servant. Chapter IX of IPC comprising of sections 166 to 171 deals with offences against and offences by public servants prescribing for punishment including imprisonment. Chapter X deals with contempt’s of the lawful authority of public servants – sections 172 to 190 thereof prescribes for punishment including imprisonment.

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