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J&K Assembly passes GST bill, will be implemented at midnight

The Jammu and Kashmir Goods and Services Tax Bill 2017, moved by Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu, was adopted by a voice vote in the absence of opposition parties which accused the PDP-BJP government of undermining the special status of the state.

Punjab Cabinet approves GST Bill, to be tabled in budget session

Key decisions were taken at a meeting of the Council of Ministers, chaired by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday.


Himachal House clears GST Bill

Both ruling Congress and Opposition BJP join hands and claim credit of its unanimous passage.

Bickering over demonetisation may derail GST rollout

The government was hoping to finalise the draft laws before presenting it to the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament.

GST Council reaches consensus on compensation; base year to be 2015-16

Jaitley said that five option on GST rate structure were presented to the GST Council.

Lower GST will improve compliance, allay inflation fears: CEA

Under the new indirect tax regime of goods and services tax, rates will be set by the GST Council which will be headed by Union Finance Minister and have state finance ministers as members.


President Pranab Mukherjee approves GST Bill

The central government had sent the GST bill to the President after 16 states had ratified the legislation.

GST Bill likely next week as government gets off to good start in Monsoon Session

GST Bill: If all goes well for rest of the Monsoon Session, the Bill may come up in the Rajya Sabha next week.

Hopeful legislative activity can proceed much more in Rajya Sabha: Arun Jaitley

Jaitley parried questions over RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan, whose continuation has been strongly opposed by BJP MP Subramanian Swamy, and said "We do not discuss these matters through media."

Modi government @2: Reassess the report card

They ignore the extremely high risk of an attempt at privatisation being effectively stillborn, unacceptable to state governments.

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Opinion | Is GST Good For India?

The GST Council, in its 14th round of deliberations in Srinagar over two days, focused on the approval of the GST rules, the fitment of over 1,200 commodities into the five pre-announced tax slabs and the tax rates on services. The Council decided to tax services under four slabs of 5 per cent, 12 per […]

Budget 2017 Expectations: GST

Claiming that demonetisation has affected country’s growth, a major central revenue body has asked Finance Minister Arun Jaitley not to implement Goods and Services Tax (GST) in a hurry and threatened to take legal recourse in case their concerns are not addressed. It termed as “illegal” certain decisions taken by Jaitley-headed GST Council and demanded […]


Find Out Why Goods and Services Tax Rollout May Be Delayed Till September

The deadlock over the Goods and Services Tax continued with the Centre and states refusing to budge from their respective positions on issues like control of tax payers and taxing high sea trade, a stalemate that threatens to delay the rollout till September. The two-day meeting of the all-powerful GST Council made little headway in […]

Government Plans To Bring GST Bills As Money Bills: Here's Why

The government is considering bringing the three GST-related Bills as money Bills disregarding the Congress’s demand seeking their introduction as financial bills. The introduction of the GST Bills as money Bills will ensure faster passage as these are required to be voted only in Lok Sabha where the ruling party has a clear majority. On […]