October 10, 2020 12:55 am
West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra said the Council has to find a way to reach consensus, but didn’t explicitly rule out voting.
October 01, 2020 1:09 pm
Mitra said investments proposals worth Rs 12,32,603 had been received in the five editions of the conclave since its inception in 2015.
September 17, 2020 12:40 pm
If the two options made available by the Centre are forced through with a majority vote at the next GST Council meeting, "it will be a historic mistake for India", Mitra said.
August 31, 2020 1:29 pm
In the 41st meeting of the GST Council on August 27, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had said that the Covid-19 pandemic was an "act of God" which had hit the GST collection and ruled out paying compensation to states from its coffers.
August 09, 2020 3:56 am
In his letter, the Governor Jagdeep Dhankar sought details of year-wise money spent on organising the event since 2016 when it was first held. He also sought names of agency or agencies, through which payments had been made.
March 14, 2020 2:04 am
Rate hikes for several items including textiles, footwear, fertilisers, mobile phones, tractors and renewable-energy devices have been recommended by a fi-tment committee under the Council. Inverted duty structure denotes prevalence of higher taxes on inputs than on finished items.
February 26, 2020 1:07 am
Amit Mitra said the GST compensation fund is falling way short of the level required to fully bridge the state governments’ GST revenue shortfall, while criticising the Centre for delays in release of funds to the state under centrally sponsored schemes.
January 30, 2020 4:43 am
In a statement, Trinamool Congress said the faulty design of GST “is one of the reasons for the economic slowdown”.
August 29, 2019 3:52 am
Amit Mitra has requested that the topic of GST frauds and its impact on overall GST collections needs to be discussed in depth in the upcoming GST Council meeting.
July 02, 2019 9:42 am
According to sources, the West Bengal Finance minister also said that the key concern with the GST is huge complexity in the rules and procedures, especially those relating to return forms.
June 22, 2020 6:10 pm
Bengal FM Amit Mitra talks about demonetisation, the problems with GST, failing Centre-state relations, the need for protecting and building institutions such as the RBI and CBI, investments in the state, and what the BJP “doesn’t get about Bengal".