Government looks to budget session for passing GST Bill

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NEW DELHI: The government is mulling waiting till the budget session of parliament to secure passage for the Goods and Services Tax Bill, a highly placed source said on Wednesday.

The gov ernment is expecting improved numbers in the Rajya Sabha in April 2016 since a number of Congress members are retiring in March and April next year.

In March, five nominated members of the upper house are retiring. The BJP-led government will get to nominate new members.

“Instead of getting the bill passed now with compromises, we can get it passed in April 2016,” the source said.

The Congress is adamant on at least three changes in the GST Bill to enable its passage in the Rajya Sabha.

“If not in April, the GST can be implemented in May, June or July… it will be a matter of delay of a few months only,” the source added.

According to government sources, all parties, except the Congress and AIADMK, are supporting the GST Bill at present.

 

 

 

Source : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/Government-looks-to-budget-session-for-passing-GST-Bill/articleshow/50205734.cms

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