Faced with rising cases of fraud in input tax credit, the Odisha government plans to amend the Odisha Goods and Services Tax making fraudulent input tax credit and not passing on the  GST benefit to consumers as a cognizable and non-bailable offence.The Cabinet which met on Tuesday decided to amend the Odisha Goods and Services Tax Act 2017 by bringing Odisha Goods and Services Tax(Amendment) Bill 2020 in its place so that people who do fraudulent GST transactions or passing and availing fraudulent input tax credit would be liable for penalty. The amendment would also make such offences cognizable and non-bailable.The Cabinet also decided to insert a new section 168A in the Odisha GST Act to extend due dates for various compliances during war, epidemic, flood, drought, fire, cyclone and natural calamities.