Sanitary napkin along with exempted from GST

Sanitary napkins will be exempt from the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Finance minister Piyush Goyal said after the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council. Sanitary napkins are taxed 12 per cent tax under the one-year old GST regime, which attracted serious criticism from various quarters. GST on stone, marble, rakhi, wooden deities, sal leaves etc have been exempted too.The plea to exempt sanitary napkin from GST has been going on for a long time.In January this year, a group of students from Gwalior had launched a campaign by writing messages on sanitary napkins to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to exempt the taxes levied on the product and make it free of cost.