PM Modi directed top officials, wants GST Rollout to Be Completed Before April 1
Prime Minister Narendra Modi directed top central and state finance officials for completing all the steps needed to roll out the new Goods and Services Tax (GST), long before April 1, 2017.The directive at a meeting PM Modi chaired in Delhi yesterday to review the preparedness for rollout for GST
At the meeting, Modi reviewed the preparation of the model GST laws and rules that need to be framed, checked on the progress of the establishment of technological infrastructure for both the Centre and States. He also asked about how Central and State officers are being trained to provide awareness about GST to industry.The PM’s meeting was attended by the Union finance minister, the ministers of state for finance, senior officers from the Prime Minister’s office and top officials from the Finance Ministry.
The Prime Minister also observed that the GST Council would need to have intensive meetings to be able to make timely recommendations relating to its mandate provided in Article 279A. Earlier this month, revenue secretary HasmukhAdhia said that the government is ahead of its schedule for GST implementation. The CGST and IGST will be drafted on the basis of the model GST law. The states will draft their respective State GST laws with minor variation incorporating state-based exemption Source- http://www.ndtv .com