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GST issues: Still no consensus between Central govt, states

The Bill that was introduced by the UPA government in 2011 in Parliament has lapsed and the new government has to introduce it again.


Centre vetoes Gujarat’s idea of retaining 2% of integrated GST

State’s proposal would need a special Constitutional amendment.

Petroleum,alcohol should be kept out of GST: States

Finance ministers of states also demand provision to compensate them for any loss of revenue after introduction of the new unified indirect tax regime.

State FMs to hold GST meet in Shillong in November

Some states had also expressed reservations to the inclusion of ‘entry tax’ in the GST fold.

States oppose petro products,liquor in GST

States on Monday opposed the inclusion of petroleum products and liquor under the ambit of proposed GST.


‘Passage of GST bill possible this year’

Jammu and Kashmir finance minister Abdul Rahim Rather,member of the National Conference,an ally of the UPA government,was unanimously elected as the chairperson of the Empowered Committee (EC) of state finance ministers on goods and services tax (GST). The post had been lying vacant since the resignation of Sushil Modi after the BJP-JD(U) split in Bihar. […]

New courses won’t trouble the visually challenged: DU

Delhi University on Wednesday informed the High Court that it would “follow in letter and spirit” the recommendations of the empowered committee created to look into the issues regarding problems faced by physically challenged students

GST panel to meet next month on model law

Earlier,in November last year,the government had set up two sub-committees to resolve the issues of compensation to states for revenue loss on account of a reduction in central sales tax and the final design of GST.

Sushil Modi meets FM to iron out GST issues

The Centre and the states moved a step closer to the roll out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) after a meeting between Empowered Committee chairman Sushil Modi