The writer is a former special chief secretary, finance department, government of Andhra Pradesh, and joint secretary, 13th Finance Commission.
How can the claims of the two other UTs with a legislature — Delhi and Puducherry — which also have been demanding, for a number of years, that FCs award a share of the divisible pool to them, be ignored?
Arun Kumar’s criticism of GST doesn’t factor in recent structural revisions, and exhibits confirmation bias
Centre should merge the excise and service tax regimes as a precursor to the GST.
Both form and content of GST Constitution amendment bill need to be re-thought.
Five challenges the Centre needs to address before GST can be rolled out.