1 Short title, extent and Commencement

(1) This Act may be called the Central Sales Tax Act, 1956.

1(2) It extends to the whole of India 2[***].

(3) It shall come into force on such date3 as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint, and different dates may be appointed for different provisions of this Act.

Note :

1. The Act has been extended to Goa, Daman and Diu (with modifications) by Reg. 12 of 1962, sec. 3 and Sch., to Kohima and Mokokchung districts of Nagaland (as in force on 5-8-1971)by Act 61 of 1972, sec. 14 (1) (w.e.f. 30-11-1972). The amendments made to the Act by Act 61 of 1972, came into force in the said districts (w.e.f. 1-4-1973) [ vide sec. 14(2), Act 61 of 1972].

2. The words "except the State of Jammu and Kashmir" omitted by Act 5 of 1958, sec. 2.

3. Came into force on 5-1-1957, all sections except section 15, vide S.R.O. 78, dated 4th January, 1957, published in the Gazette of India, Extra., 1957, Pt. II, Sec. 3, p. 57. Section 15 came into force on 1-10-1958,. vide G.S.R. 897, dated 23rd September, 1958, published in the Gazette of India, Extra., 1958, Pt. II, Sec. 3 (i), p. 476.